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

One thing I was never very good at is 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. There, visitors can go behind the scenes with a Winans tour guide and see how the candies are created. There are a variety of tours available, including a free tour, a $5 tour, and a $10 tour.

If visiting Piqua isn’t on your radar, don’t worry. You can get your hands on plenty of treats and drinks at one of four Winans locations around Columbus, including Grandview Yard, Downtown, Dublin, and German Village.

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’d like to make the road trip to Piqua to see all of the behind-the-scenes- action, you can schedule a tour here.

If you’re just 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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