The Sweetest Road Trip In Ohio Takes You To 7 Old School Chocolate Shops

What’s better than old-fashioned, hand-dipped chocolates? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Here in Ohio, we’re fortunate to have several old school candy shops and soda fountains that still view chocolate making as an art. The nostalgic atmosphere of these shops will make you want to linger for awhile — and probably eat more than your fill of chocolate, too! We’ve compiled a road trip that hits seven of our favorite old school chocolate shops in Ohio. Take a look:

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The total drive time clocks in at just a little over eight hours, covering more than 400 miles. (To view a Google Map of the trip in a separate tab or window, click here.) Clear your weekend, grab a friend or two and hit the road for the sweetest road trip in Ohio.

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For more delicious candy in Ohio, check out our previous article: The Gigantic Candy Store In Ohio You’ll Want To Visit Over And Over Again.

Address: 400 W Main Cross St, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
Address: 14822 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA
Address: 6800 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA
Address: Heggy's Nut Shop, 3200 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44708, USA
Address: 4917 OH-515, Walnut Creek, OH 44687, USA
Address: 117 W High St, Circleville, OH 43113, USA
Address: 9899 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA
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Best Chocolate Shops In Ohio

May 12, 2021

Where can I find the best chocolate in Ohio?

The seven old-school chocolate shops in our road trip are all chocolate-lover approved, but Aglamesis Bros in Cincinnati might just take the (chocolate) cake. This old-school chocolate shop is known for its massive selection of chocolates, made fresh daily. Customers can choose from chocolate-covered Oreos, chocolate turtles, chocolate-covered pretzels and nut clusters, and chocolate truffles. But the real star at Aglamesis is their Opera Creams. They are creamy and rich — an absolute revelation! (And if you’re into ice cream, you’ll be delighted to know that Aglamesis is also an old-fashioned ice cream shop, too!

Does Ohio have any old-school candy shops?

Ohio, it seems, has a big sweet tooth. In addition to its amazing chocolatiers, The Buckeye State is also home to some really wonderful, old-school candy shops, too! In Greater Cleveland, Rocket Fizz and the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop always merit a visit. If you’re near Cincinnati, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Store in Middletown deserves a visit. Near Columbus, you will find Ohio’s oldest candy store: Wittich’s Candy Shop. And if your motto is “go big or go home,” then you absolutely need to visit b.a. Sweetie in Cleveland. This 40,000 square foot candy store is the largest in the world, and keeps an average of 500,000 pounds of candy in stock!

What are some fun foodie road trips in Ohio?

Ohio is home to some stellar restaurants and dining destinations, and there are so many food trails to explore. Our epic three-day restaurant road trip is a culinary tour de force that showcases the best of the best in the Buckeye State; if you’re into tacos, we have both a statewide taco trail *and* Columbus taco trail; and if you’re looking to kick back on an adults-only kind of adventure, check out our margarita marathon and Cleveland brewery trail.

Address: 400 W Main Cross St, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
Address: 14822 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA
Address: 6800 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, USA
Address: Heggy's Nut Shop, 3200 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44708, USA
Address: 4917 OH-515, Walnut Creek, OH 44687, USA
Address: 117 W High St, Circleville, OH 43113, USA
Address: 9899 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA