A delicately prepared chocolate can make a woman's heart sing, a child's mouth smile, and a crossing guard's whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of handmade chocolates and coffee at Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees in Maineville.
Located at the former location of Grinder's, Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees channels a century of family traditions to conjure handmade chocolates and home-roasted coffee. Plunder the cache of dark-chocolate ganache contained within Double Dark Meltaways ($18.99/lb.), or allow pecan and caramel turtles to melt in mouths, marinating tongues in chocolaty goodness ($18.99/lb.). Cool downs begin with all-natural fruit smoothies ($3.95) or gourmet milkshakes, featuring options such as oreo and white chocolate or a dynamic duo of chocolate and peanut butter ($4.95). Winans baristas ensure freshness in their coffee ($1.65 for drip coffee) by roasting it locally at the facility in Piqua and by not using coffee grounds found in Alexander Hamilton's recently discovered lunchbox.
Winans Chocolates and Coffees
The Winans family has been making lives a little sweeter for more than a century. During the Great Depression, townspeople would flock to the family’s bakery in Piqua with their sugar rations. Owner Wayne Winans would take that sugar and turn it into freshly baked cookies—a small pick-me-up at a time when even small pick-me-ups were a luxury. Years later, Wayne’s sons, Max and Dick, carried the family torch into the 1960s, when the first Winans Chocolates and Coffees opened.
Today, the Winans family continues to do what it does best. All of the business’s chocolates are handmade, with no preservatives or fillers, and never cryogenically frozen. The family’s emphasis on freshness carries over to their coffee, too, which has frequently been named the area's best by the readers of the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Daily News. The secret is in their roasting process—their small, 15-pound roaster requires them to roast the beans in small batches, which leads to a more consistent product. Once the beans are ready, coffee artisans carefully combine them with other roasts to create a vast assortment of flavors, which includes 11 house coffee blends, 12 flavored coffees, and even more seasonal selections.
49 E US 22/3
Maineville, Ohio 45039Get Directions