Anytime we want to know anything about anything, we consult Yelp Cincy (Google who?). Yelp is a website and mobile application that connects people with awesome local businesses — anything from restaurants, bars and spas to dog groomers, mechanics and even dentists!
Cincinnati Parent is pleased as punch to partner with Yelp Cincy for this fab monthly column. These monthly features aim to connect the parents and families of Greater Cincinnati to the myriad local businesses around them. Stay tuned for lots of great input from Yelp Community Leaders Cindy Galea and Sam Weber!
The folks at Yelp wanted to get things started on a sweet note — and we have no arguments there! (We’ll take one of everything, please and thank you.)
Take it away, Cindy!
Looking to make a memory? Take your children back in time — and relive the days of visiting the local five-and-dime. We’re listing five of our favorite vintage candy shops in Cincinnati, complete with old-school ice cream counters, popcorn and pick-your-own candy.
Looking to buy some sweets in bulk? Minges offers inexpensive bulk buying options on all your favorite sweet treats like: tootsie rolls, charleston chews, sixlets, smarties and more! Perfect for those holidays when you need to fill baskets for your favorite Easter bunnies or bags for trick-or-treaters.
Known for their delicious gourmet popcorn, Patty’s boasts a wide array of flavors for sweet and savory lovers alike carrying everything from white cheddar to cookies and creme. Pro tip: Yelpers love the Cincy Mix: a mixture of white cheddar popcorn and and caramel popcorn. It’s so good, you’ll want to eat the entire bag. Just steps away from Hyde Park Square, Patty’s is an easy stop for your family’s candy and popcorn needs.
Bring your kids and let them loose on Jenco’s giant candy wall. Dubbed as a modern day candy emporium, this place will have your imagination reeling. With vintage candy favorites and new age sweets, Jenco is sure to please every palate and every generation. Pro tip: Yelpers love the gourmet jelly beans, slushy machine, and chocolate covered bacon.
Loveland Sweets is a quaint, old school sweet shop right off the Loveland Bike Trail. After a long day biking Yelpers love to stop in for some sweet treats. Known for their Marshmallow Cloud – a dreamy combination of delicious homemade marshmallow dipped in chocolate, this signature sweet is sure to satisfy.
This Northern Kentucky favorite has been serving sweets for over 75 years! One of their most popular features is the Ice Ball, a combination of their homemade ice cream, inside a snow cone, and topped with their homemade syrup. And the best part? All of their ice cream is made in-house. Visit this shop and you instantly feel a part of the Schneider Sweet Shop family.