Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coblentz Chocolate Company ... a Favorite of Amish Country Ohio Bed and Breakfast

If you ask Carol Steffey, owner of an Amish Country, Ohio bed and breakfast, what the highlights of Amish Country are her answer will always include Coblentz Chocolate Company.  If you have ever driven through Walnut Creek, Ohio, you will see a big, white, Victorian house that is is home to Coblentz Chocolates.  Jason & Mary Coblentz started this family-owned business in 1987.  The original operation was much smaller since they started with only 3 employees and 40 varieties of chocolate.  The have grown so much that they now have 15 full-time and 10 part-time employees and produce 114 varieties of chocolate.  There is a viewing gallery where you can watch the chocolates being made!  Shoppers have the option of choosing a pre-boxed package or going up to the candy counter and "building their own box" by choosing a variety of their favorite kinds of chocolate.  It will be hard to choose between caramels, clusters, peanut butter candies, creams, meltaways, cordials, jellies, barks, and fudge.

There is one thing that you will find in this chocolate factory that you won't find anywhere else . . .Amish Country Road Apples.  If you follow a horse through Amish Country you will find "road apples" on the pavement.  Coblentz "road apples" are much different even though they look similar.  Coblentz makes them with milk chocolate, marshmallows, rice crispies, pretzels , and peanut butter chips!

You will find a retail store in the town of Berlin where you can purchase Coblentz Chocolates as well.  So the next time you visit Amish Country, Ohio, stop in Coblentz Chocolate Company.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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