While it may not be the official state candy, it certainly is one of Ohio’s most beloved candy traditions.
The Buckeye candy is in the state spotlight not only because it’s Buckeye season. There is now an official statewide Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail.
The Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is a 31-stop trail highlighting local, family-owned and nationally known chocolate artisan from across the state. The Dayton area is well-represented.
The Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau helped launch the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail. “Why not create a candy trail dedicated to this peanut butter and chocolate confection?” the organization asked in a news release.
“Miami County, home to Winans Chocolates + Coffees, is very excited to celebrate Ohio’s own Buckeye candy, with the launch of the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail,” said Diana Thompson, executive director of Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. “This one-of-a-kind trail connects visitors to Ohio businesses statewide to highlight everyone’s favorite Ohio treat.”
The stops include:
Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory in Lebanon
Holly B’s Sweets in Waynesville
Friesinger’s Chocolates in Springboro
Esther Price in Dayton
Winan’s Chocolates + Coffees, which started in Piqua and has locations across Dayton and beyond
Haute Chocolate in Cincinnati
Marie’s Candies in West Liberty
Jack-B’s in Findlay
Dietsch Bros Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in Findlay
Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes in Perrysburg
Sweet Tooth Cottage in Powell
Eagle Family Candy in Columbus
Tremont Goodie Shop in Upper Arlington
Anthony Thomas in Columbus
Chocolate Cafe in Columbus
Pure Imagination Chocolatier in Grandview Heights
Schmidt’s Fudge Haus in Columbus
Wittich’s Candy Shop in Circleville
Buckeye Creations in Canal Winchester
Candy Cottage in Lancaster
Goumas Candyland in Heath
Nothing But Chocolate in Cambridge
Coblentz Chocolates in Walnut Creek
Sweeties Chocolates at Grandpa’s Cheesebarn in Ashland
Waggoner Chocolates in North Canton
Harry London Candies, Inc. in North Canton
Butter Maid Bakery in Boardman
Malley’s Chocolates in Lakewood
Campbell’s Sweets Factory in Cleveland
Buckeye Chocolate Company in Chardon
The website houses a downloadable map that outlines each stop and has insider information on what makes each stop unique.
The launch of the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is in conjunction with TourismOhio’s fall campaign. The campaign invites visitors to declare their own holiday or Falliday.
The Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is one of many that can be found on the Ohio Adventure Trails map launched by TourismOhio earlier this summer at Ohio.org.
For more fall travel inspiration, you can follow @VisitMiamiCo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and share your photos by using the #BuckeyeCandyTrail and #HomeGrownGreat.
The Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau is a destination marketing organization located in Southwest Ohio. They specialize in creating great visitor experiences. Visit them at www.HomeGrownGreat.com for amazing visitor information.