You Can Never Have Enough Chocolate!

Ohio chocolate should not be just for special occasions and holidays. In fact every day should be National Ohio Chocolate Day! And what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a piece of chocolate made right here in Ohio.

Below you will find a few of our favorite stops to stock up on our favorite confection, along with a few #MyOhioFun Road Trip notes.

ASHTABULA COUNTY 

Marianne’s Chocolate
1038 Bridge Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
440.964.0384 | marianneschocolates.com

 

 

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes: 

Marianne’s Chocolate shop is located on Bridge Street in Ashtabula, Ohio and is part of the Historic Ashtabula Harbor.  I want to  warn you, their chocolate covered potato chips are habit forming.  Besides a various selection of handmade chocolates, Marianne’s also offers a nice selection of homemade fudge.

You will find plenty of history when visiting the area. The Harbor was once one of the busiest ports in the world.  You can learn more about the area’s nautical history at the Ashtabula Maritime Museum.

Another historical stop in Ashtabula, is the Hubbard House Museum. The home was built about 1841 and served as an end point on the Underground Railroad.

Throughout the year, the area hosts the Beach Glass Festival and the Wine and Walleye Festival.  Two festivals everyone should put on their bucket lists.

A trip to Bridge Street would not be complete without enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants serving the area.

The Bascule Bridge Grille, Briquettes Smokehouse, and Rennick Meat Market are three restaurants that make our list.  From the tasty ribs and the unique sauces at Briquette’s, to the delicious dessert choices at Bascule Bridge Grill, we are sure you will find something that makes you happy you stopped.

The Historic Ashtabula Harbor and Bridge Street are just a few of the places you can explore in Ashtabula County.  Ashtabula County is home to 19 covered bridges and is known as the Grand River Valley, which includes currently 24 wineries.

Need a place to stay while you are venturing the area?  We suggest the The Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva, or The Lakehouse Inn Winery. Both offer a wonderful view of Lake Erie and if staying during the summer season,  both are within walking distance of all the action around Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Looking for more area information? Visit our friends at
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

 

 

 


CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Malley’s Chocolates
Various locations throughout Northern Ohio.
malleys.com

This hometown favorite, family run business has been making chocolate for over 80 years.

ERIE COUNTY

Tre Sorelle Cioccolato
634 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
419-502-2462
website

 

 




FRANKLIN COUNTY

Anthony-Thomas Candy Co.
1777 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228
website

Factory tours available: Yes
Open House Tours are open to the public and appointments are not necessary.
September-May, Tues & Thurs, 9am to 3pm. June-August, Tues, Weds & Thurs, 9am to 3pm

 

GEAUGA COUNTY

Buckeye Chocolate Cafe’ whchoc
510 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
website

Buckeye Chocolate Cafe’
15065 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062
website

White House Chocolates
14607 Kinsman Rd, Burton, OH 440621
website

 

 

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes: 

The above chocolate stops are located within Ohio’s fourth largest Amish community and a great place to take a one day trip.  Learn more here.

During the month of March, Geauga County celebrates Ohio Maple season, with festivals, pancake events, tree tapping and more.

HOLMES COUNTY

Coblentz Chocolate Company
4917 State Route 515
Walnut Creek, OH 44687
800.338.9341 | coblentzchocolates.com

A family-owned and -operated business, Coblentz Chocolate Company began in 1987.


LAKE COUNTY

Brandt’s Candy
1238 Lost Nation Road, Willoughby, Ohio 44094
4401.942.1016
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MAHONING COUNTY

Gorant Chocolatier Factory Store
8301 Market St, Boardman, OH 44512
330.726.8821 | gorant.com

Gorant Chocolatiers has been producing delicious morsels of goodness since 1949.

 

 

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes: 
1.  The Mint Meltaways are delicious.

2.  A quick 2-minute ride away from the factory is Diletto Winery, (8578 Market St).  A great place to enjoy a glass of wine with your chocolate.

3.  The Stone Fruit Coffee Company, (8414 Market St. #2), is also just around the corner. They offer fresh organically grown coffee and a very relaxing atmosphere.

4.  After eating all that delicious chocolate, a relaxing walk through a beautiful garden may be a great way to take off a few of those calories.  Fellows Riverside Gardens is just a 15-20 minute ride from the factory, and well worth trip.
“This twelve-acre display garden features a landscape of remarkable beauty with diverse and colorful plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs, and scenic vistas.”
Open to the public and FREE. 
Location:  123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH  44509
330.740.7116 |  website

Looking for more area information? Visit our friends at YoungstownLive.com.

 

 

 


STARK COUNTY 

Ben Heggy’s Candies
743 Cleveland Ave., N.W., Canton, OH 447020
website

Ben Heggy’s has been crafting chocolates since 1923.

Besides various chocolates, Heggy’s also sells a selection of roasted nuts.  Located in the shop is a little diner where you can order hamburgers, hot dogs and more. If you love french fries, we suggest that you order yourself a side order of fries.  Their fries are fried in peanut oil and then topped with a pat of butter.

 

Harry London Candies
5353 Lauby Rd, North Canton, OH 44720
800.333.3629 | fanniemay.com

Factory tours available:  Yes
Tours are FREE and depart hourly: Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm
For more information about tours click here.

 

All of the above chocolate stops are located near tourist attractions and beautiful parks.  Enjoy a one day trip as you sample chocolates from around Ohio.  If your favorite chocolate stop did not make our list, feel free to let us know.

submitted by:
D. Rock
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