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"Buckeye" Chocolate and Peanut Butter Experiences Needed by an Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Group

Your Help is Needed

The Buckeye Trail


Every year, participants in the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy tackle interesting opportunities for Ohio's travel industry by working in small group projects. They present their project concepts to OTA board members and speakers in June. This year, one of the groups needs a little help from the entire industry as they explore ways to create statewide and regional thematic travel experiences.

Their goal is to explore the possibilities of a statewide “The Buckeye Trail.”  But they need your help in identifying as many businesses or experiences who feature these unique, chocolate covered peanut-butter treats as possible throughout our great state. If you know of a chocolate maker, candy shop, bakery, or any other purveyor of fine chocolates who makes a buckeye that should not be missed, please send the name and contact person to Eric Embacher with Destination Cleveland at You may also leave the information in the comment section below.

Other members of the group include Kelly Florian with Coshocton County Visitors Bureau, Matt Robertson with AAA Magazines, James Martin with Hocking Hills Tourism Association and Scott Dockus with Lake County Visitors Bureau.


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Mary Fessler on Monday 04/30/2018 at 04:14PM wrote:

Holly B's Sweets - Waynesville (Holly Braden owner). Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory - Lebanon (Joy is the owner).

Courtney Denning on Monday 04/30/2018 at 08:52PM wrote:

Winans Chocolates + Coffees makes Buckeyes the old fashioned way: hand-rolled and hand-dipped! We also have a modern Buckeye candy called Buckeye Crunch, a peanut butter cup with crunchy peanut butter and a creamy milk topping. The Winans candy factory and coffee roastery is located in Piqua, Ohio and we have 18 retail locations in state of Ohio.

Mark Holbrook on Tuesday 05/01/2018 at 03:51PM wrote:

Two site in Marion County:

Al-Meda Chocolates on Friday 01/04/2019 at 10:55AM wrote:

Hand-dipped, handmade chocolates, covered toffee stix, assorted candies, mints, nuts and solid chocolates.
23020 Co Rd E, Archbold, OH 43502

N. Yoder on Wednesday 01/09/2019 at 09:52PM wrote:

Stella Leona Artisan Chocolates in Pettisville makes a fabulous, giant “Not Your Grandmother’s Buckeye”, a twist on the traditional favorite with a hint of honey and cinnamon. Also offers the “Go Bucks!” Gift Box which includes 3 buckeyes, a box of Spangler Peanut Clusters and 3 of the incredible Peanut Butter Granola Bars all the locals snatch up. A great stop for a Buckeye and the best Hot Chocolate you’ll ever sip!

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the comments shown above are those of the individual comment authors and do not reflect the opinions of this organization.