Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe (Centerville, Montogmery County)
The moment I stepped into the Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe I felt like family. Laura’s warm greeting was practically coated with genuine chocolate and her passion for the business gleamed in her eye. She knew I was there to learn, and jumped right in with introductions throughout the quaint facility and produced a thorough and well kept allergy binder. “I don’t have a Gluten Free section, but maybe now I can add one!”
We dove in and reviewed all her ingredient lists and processes. “Since we do have shoppers with nut allergies, we wash everything and clean surfaces. It helps that we make all our products by hand, so we can control it.”
Let’s take a look into their small and well organized facility. Here you will see racks of candies, and not a machine in sight. To the right of this stack of goodness was Marshall, Laura’s husband, hand dipping pretzel rods in caramel and coating them with toffee. One. By. One.
It smelled even more heavenly back there than it did out in the show room. “Our chocolate is a custom mix of light and dark,” Laura said. Betty, the founder of Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe, rounded the corner. “Yes,” she said. “My husband liked the dark and I liked light, so we met in the middle.”
I couldn’t wait any longer and started the fun process of choosing my chocolates from the beautiful cases. Luckily I hadn’t had breakfast yet…
Made with Care, and safe for Gluten Free Guests
Chocolate Nut Barks
Cream Filled Candies
Fudge (all flavors)
Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
Truffles (all flavors)
Any toffee items (cross contamination), pretzel items (contains wheat), all cookies (contains wheat) and sugar free items (contains maltitol, which is corn or wheat based. The product labels were not specific).