Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Lake Erie Shores & Islands
February 05, 2011
There’s nothing as sweet as a valentine that you can eat – and Lake Erie Shores & Islands® bakeries and candy shops know it. From mouth-watering homemade chocolates to delicious turtle caramel apples, you’ll find plenty of options to satisfy your sweet tooth! Show the special people in your life how much they mean to you with treats from one of these unique shops.
672 Main St., Vermilion
A third generation family business, Brummer’s still uses family recipes developed 100 years ago!
LES&I Recommends: Almond Butter Crunch (a delicious toffee covered in milk chocolate and rolled in fresh roasted almond bits) and Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Candy Hut (in Kalahari Resort)
7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
Hand-dipped chocolates, fabulous caramel apples, homemade fudge, salt water taffy, a variety of gummies and Wisconsin’s award-winning “Chocolate Shoppe” ice cream await you in Kalahari’s main lobby!
LES&I Recommends: Caramel Apples (with such decadent flavors as Turtle, Oreo and Buckeye!) and Baboon Bites (frozen balls of chocolate chip cookie dough coated in chocolate)
Christi’s Just for Ewe
9523 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
At Christi’s you can sample your way through the variety of on-site shops – try on jewelry, apparel and shoes; taste gourmet goodies including homemade fudge, soups, teas and coffees; or try your hand at knitting, crocheting, spinning or weaving in the yarn shop.
LES&I Recommends: Delicious homemade fudge in a variety of flavors…so good, we can’t pick just one!
Great Lakes Popcorn Company
60 N. Madison St., Port Clinton
This treat shop features over 30 flavors of gourmet popcorn and nuts, along with other tasty treats and gifts, on the Lake Erie waterfront.
LES&I Recommends: Vanilla Butternut & English Toffee (you can even get the Vanilla Butternut flavor all dressed up for Valentine’s Day in red and white!)
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato
634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Translated “Three Sisters Chocolates” this family Chocolatier makes hand-crafted chocolate goodies, specializing in ganache filled candies and truffles made with the freshest ingredients available.
LES&I Recommends: Wine infused chocolates created with wines from Shores & Islands’ own Firelands Winery. Try the Ice Wine Truffles, Limoncello Truffles and Raspberry Champagne filled chocolates.
Wendy Kromer Confections & City Bake Shop
133 – 137 E. Water St., Sandusky
Wendy Kromer is famous for her work with Martha Stewart Weddings. Many of her cakes have graced the cover of the magazine. In addition to Wendy’s spectacular creations, City Bake Shop specializes in pastries and other baked goods as well as soups and sandwiches for lunch. Recently added to the selections at City Bake Shop are artisanal confections from Pomona Chocolates, made from European chocolate and fresh ingredients.
LES&I Recommends: For Valentine’s Day City Bake Shop has created a special cake for two – it features double chocolate cake layers filled with chocolate ganache and dark chocolate buttercream, then wrapped in “Leopard”-printed white chocolate, topped with more ganache and topped off with a chocolate-dipped strawberry!
Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands
One of the Midwest hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.