When it comes to these local candy makers, there are no tricks — just treats. Follow along as we satisfy your sweet tooth with three candy-facturers in Columbus.
Anthony-Thomas Chocolates, Multiple locations
- Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. + Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you love the combination of chocolate + peanut butter from a Reese’s, stock up on buckeyes from this historic candy company that’s been in the city since 1932. Grab a buckeye box to keep at the house, or a 60-count buckeye dispenser with individually wrapped candies.
Pure Imagination Chocolatier, 1205 Grandview Ave.
- Hours: Open everyday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Come with me, and you’ll see, a world of pure imagination (and chocolate). Find handmade chocolates + build your own chocolate box with 16 options ranging from raspberry mocha truffle tor sea salted caramel. Can’t make it to the store? Let the local candy shop come to you via GrubHub.
Schmidt’s Fudge Haus, 220 S. Kossuth St.
- Hours: Open everyday, 12-7 p.m.
From gourmet chocolate to vegan chocolate to sugar-free chocolate, everyone can get a sweet treat at this German Village shop. And, just as its name implies, its signature fudge — with flavors like rocky road — is made in-store, filling the air with delicious smells. This fudge is some of the best you’ll find; just ask Paula Deen who ranked it as her fourth best fudge in all of America.