Eat your way through this sweet trail celebrating Ohio s most beloved candy tradition, the Buckeye. CONTRIBUTED

Eat your way through Ohio’s best Buckeyes, including many in Dayton

While it may not be the official state candy, it certainly is one of Ohio’s most beloved candy traditions.

The Buckeye candy is in the state spotlight not only because it’s Buckeye season. There is now an official statewide Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail.

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The Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is a 31-stop trail highlighting local, family-owned and nationally known chocolate artisan from across the state. The Dayton area is well-represented.

Eat your way through this sweet trail celebrating Ohio s most beloved candy tradition, the Buckeye. CONTRIBUTED
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The Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau helped launch the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail. “Why not create a candy trail dedicated to this peanut butter and chocolate confection?” the organization asked in a news release.

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“Miami County, home to Winans Chocolates + Coffees, is very excited to celebrate Ohio’s own Buckeye candy, with the launch of the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail,” said Diana Thompson, executive director of Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. “This one-of-a-kind trail connects visitors to Ohio businesses statewide to highlight everyone’s favorite Ohio treat.”

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Buckeyes from Winans

The stops include:

Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory in Lebanon

Holly B’s Sweets in Waynesville

Friesinger’s Chocolates in Springboro

Esther Price in Dayton

Winan’s Chocolates + Coffees, which started in Piqua and has locations across Dayton and beyond

Haute Chocolate in Cincinnati

Marie’s Candies in West Liberty

Jack-B’s in Findlay

Dietsch Bros Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in Findlay

Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes in Perrysburg

Sweet Tooth Cottage in Powell

Eagle Family Candy in Columbus

Tremont Goodie Shop in Upper Arlington

Anthony Thomas in Columbus

Chocolate Cafe in Columbus

Pure Imagination Chocolatier in Grandview Heights

Schmidt’s Fudge Haus in Columbus

Wittich’s Candy Shop in Circleville

Buckeye Creations in Canal Winchester

Candy Cottage in Lancaster

Goumas Candyland in Heath

Nothing But Chocolate in Cambridge

Coblentz Chocolates in Walnut Creek

Sweeties Chocolates at Grandpa’s Cheesebarn in Ashland

Waggoner Chocolates in North Canton

Harry London Candies, Inc. in North Canton

Honadle’s Fine Chocolates at Hartville Kitchen

Butter Maid Bakery in Boardman

Malley’s Chocolates in Lakewood

Campbell’s Sweets Factory in Cleveland

Buckeye Chocolate Company in Chardon

Eat your way through this sweet trail celebrating Ohio s most beloved candy tradition, the Buckeye. CONTRIBUTED.
Photo: Staff Writer

The website houses a downloadable map that outlines each stop and has insider information on what makes each stop unique.

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The launch of the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is in conjunction with TourismOhio’s fall campaign. The campaign invites visitors to declare their own holiday or Falliday.

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The Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail is one of many that can be found on the Ohio Adventure Trails map launched by TourismOhio earlier this summer at

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For more fall travel inspiration, you can follow @VisitMiamiCo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and share your photos by using the #BuckeyeCandyTrail and #HomeGrownGreat.

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The Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau is a destination marketing organization located in Southwest Ohio. They specialize in creating great visitor experiences. Visit them at for amazing visitor information.