Customer Spotlight: Romolo Chocolates

by Noah Schiberl December 08, 2022

Romolo Chocolates Building

‘Tis the season for chocolate gift giving and, in this spirit, we want to highlight our customer Romolo Chocolates and tell you a bit about the origins of this family business.

Purple Romolo Chocolate's BoxTony Stefanelli, owner of Romolo Chocolates, is a visionary when it comes to brand, chocolates, and business. His grandfather came to this country from Italy and brought to the family a passion for confections. Tony studied under his grandfather, Romolo Stefanelli, for more than 43 years before opening Romolo Chocolates in their hometown of Erie, Pa. in 2004. Today, the must-stop destination for Erie natives and visitors alike offers a chocolate shop, a gift shop, and a café. The chocolate shop features over 200 confections, but the most well-known is Grandpa Romolo’s Famous Sponge Candy. In addition to their own retail and e-commerce stores, Romolo Chocolates is sold at select Giant Eagle and Wegmans grocery stores.


Vibrant Neon Green Romolo Chocolate's BoxIn 2020, Romolo Chocolates rebranded, retiring their floral box design in celebration of a new, modern look with bold and vibrant color that is incorporated throughout the Brand. This is the packaging that Tap makes today for Romolo.

Tony Stefanelli is very happy with the quality of the packaging he receives and the partnership he has with Tap Packaging.

Noah Schiberl
Noah Schiberl