Amish Country, Ohio bed and breakfast you will find Coblentz Chocolate Company in Walnut Creek. Their 25th anniversary is coming up and they have a special chocolate tasting event to celebrate on September 14, 2012. If you want to attend you must purchase a ticket in advance to attend the tasting at 6:30 p.m. We have attended in past years and it was like being in Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. When we first walked in, everything that Coblentz makes was available to taste. I went for things that I had never tried before like their Sea Salt Caramels and Key Lime Truffles. After doing some tasting they gave me a hair net and I got to go in the chocolate factory itself. They had several stations set up to make your own chocolates. One year we dipped caramel covered pretzel sticks in chocolate and the next year we dipped apples. Another station we got to choose things like peanut butter-filled Ritz Crackers or Oreo cookies and send them through the machine that covers them in chocolate. There was a section that the kids loved to make "fruit kabobs" from gummy candies. Everything that you make you get to take home with you. You may taste as much as you like while you are there but if you want to take any chocolates home you must purchase them. The 2012 event costs $15 and you can contact Coblentz Chocolate Company to purchase them.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com