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Enjoy sweet treats at these Cleveland area chocolate shops

Jackie Myers
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Several Cleveland area shops can satisfy your sweet tooth when you're craving a chocolaty treat. They offer everything from classic favorites to one-of-a-kind creations. The chocolate shops include:

Sweet Bean

When Kristin Barnes visited a local chocolate shop to make Christmas candies, she learned how to temper and mold chocolate. Kristin became hooked, and couldn’t wait to share her creations with her husband. Today, the couple owns Sweet Bean. He creates scratch-made chocolate bars, while she’s known for making hand-painted molded chocolates and other treats. Enjoy the signature bonbons. They feature nearly two times the filling as the standard bonbons, with flavors including lemon, salted caramel, and dark chocolate sea salt.

Malley’s Chocolates

At the height of the Great Depression, not many set out to open their own business. But Albert “Mike” Malley defied the odds. He borrowed 500 dollars and rented a small Lakewood shop that became the first Malley’s Chocolates. His wife Jo ensured the bills were paid on time, and together they realized their chocolate dream. Today, the company boasts 19 retail locations and a state-of-the-art factory on Cleveland's Brookpark Road. Customer favorites include snow wafers, dark chocolate covered pretzels, and sea salt milk caramels.

Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates

Finally, make sure to visit Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates. A Cleveland area fixture since 1939, the shop originally opened to serve popcorn and sweet treats to the theater next door. Ten years later, when the theater started offering in-house concessions, Chris Mitchell and his new wife started focusing on European-style fine chocolates. Their son took over in the 1980s, and when the shop outgrew its original location, he moved to a larger space to accommodate the demand. Today, Jason and Emily Hallaman continue to offer the Mitchell family’s recipes and fine traditions. Classic favorites include Mitchell’s buckeyes, coconut haystacks, and almond butter crunch toffee.

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