Master: Mignon Chocolates
Expert Joe Terpoghossian
This family business was established in 1910 in Kharkov, Ukraine. It was founded by Hovsep Ter-Poghossian Sr. in a modest middle class neighborhood. The business started as a bakery that sold white bread and baguettes as their main products. As the business rapidly grew, the bakery expanded by adding baked goods and sweets to its existing bread menu.
For the next 20 years Hovsep Sr. successfully operated the business. With his capitalistic views, the business grew and became a household name among the Armenian, Russian, Jewish, and Greek communities.
In 2002, third generation chocolatiers Joseph and Anoush Ter-Poghossians embraced the opportunity to introduce Angeleno chocolate fans the quality chocolates and truffles that was absent in Los Angeles area. The current menu includes 60 plus flavors of chocolates and truffles with additional seasonal flavors. The favorite still remains dark chocolate dipped orange peel strips, the Hazelnut Truffles, Ginger with Lime Seasalt to name a few.
Due to growing demand, Mignon’s creations can now be found at the retail shops in Glendale and Pasadena in Southern California.