Lilly Handmade Chocolates is located in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. We were having brunch just down the street, and when we were walking into the cafe I spied the bright pink sign for Lilly's down the street. Of course, I would have to inspect it. Immediately after brunch we took a stroll down the street. According to Lilly's website they are, "an artisanal chocolatier that specializes in pairing fine wine & craft beer with its fresh, handmade chocolate confections." Well, had I known that, I might have skipped brunch and headed straight for the chocolate shop. (Okay, I wouldn't have, because Lucky's Cafe was amazing. So good, I forgot to take any photographs, so much into a food coma was I.) The shop is bright, shocking pink. Delightfully pink. Elle Woods would approve. Each chocolate was matched with a bottle of wine or craft beer. I think there may still be puddles of drool in front of their glass case. (so sorry ladies!) There were also these steel sculptures made by a local artist holding Lilly Chocolate's bark, and special Easter Eggs. So began my decision making trial....
I decided to go with a six-piece assortment to sample a variety of flavors, along with a Salty Bunny Egg for our boy Jack (and us as well!). Owner, Amanda Montague and a lovely assistant were both on hand to discuss the offerings that sunny Sunday afternoon, so when we left, I felt ready for my first (of many!) Lilly Chocolate experiences.
|My Six-Piece Assortment Box Sampler|
|Snif. Guess it is time to restock.|
In all, I would have to say that my favorite was the Forty Winks...a surprise for me since I am more a traditionalist when it comes to chocolates. It makes me anxious to return to Cleveland and get a sampling of all the other delectable chocolates Amanda cooks up! Of course, I could order online and have them shipped to my doorstep, but it wouldn't be as fun as strolling the length of the counter, chatting with them, and browsing the immense wine and craft beer selection they have. I promise, if you can check out Lilly Chocolates, you will not be disappointed!