Winans Chocolate + Coffee Is Ohio’s Best-Kept Chocolate Secret

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I was never very good at keeping secrets and I’m about to blab another one, my friends.

If you haven’t taken advantage of Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees yet, you need to re-evaluate your life choices. Winans is Ohio born and bred. Established in the late 1800s, the chocolate confectionery is now in its 4th generation of owners.

The chocolates and coffee are handcrafted and roasted at the Winans factory in Piqua. In non-COVID-19 times, visitors can even tour the facility to see just how the delicious sweets are created.

Luckily, Columbus is home to four Winans locations, so you can get your hands on the treats and drinks much closer to home.

I decided to stop into their cozy German Village location to get a taste of the candy for myself. First of all, Winans has a huge variety to choose from. After ordering a perfect, and I do mean perfect latte, I headed to the dessert case to begin the agonizing decision of which treats to order.

Although I wanted to order one of each, I had to exercise a little self-restraint. I ordered a Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate, a Buttercream, a Highland Grogg, and of course, a Buckeye.

The candies were perfect, each showcasing their own, unique flavors. My personal favorite was the Highland Grogg. The candy is named after one of Winans’ most-popular coffee flavors. Inside the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate exterior was a creamy combination of spices, butter, and hints of Scotch.

Overall, everything about my visit to Winans Chocolates + Coffee was incredible. The service was phenomenal, my latte was impeccable, and the chocolates were beautifully made. If you’re hoping to get your hands on the goods, please visit Winans here in Columbus. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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