Sweetest Ways: Chocoholic Frolic

If you're addicted to the sweet stuff like we are, make a run to these five chocolatiers.

MITCHELL'S FINE CANDIES

In this sparsely decorated and quiet, yet busy, little chocolatier, glass cases offer a feast for the eye with displays of hundreds of tiny dark truffles, milk chocolate nut clusters and coated bits of fruit.

  OUR PICK:   The Drambuie ($29.95 per pound)

2285 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-932-3200, mitchellschocolates.com



BELLA'S CHOCOLATES

While you can build your own custom box of soft centers, truffles and French chocolates, we like exploring the array of assorted boxes for a sweet surprise.

  OUR PICK:   Dark raspberry French chocolate ($17.95 per pound)

6933 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, 440-885-5500, bellaschocolate.info



LILLY HANDMADE CHOCOLATES

Stop by this cozy Tremont spot to peruse its rotating lineup of gourmet truffles and chocolate bars and tempting craft beer and wine selections.

  OUR PICK:   Old school truffle ($13 for six-piece box)

761 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, 216-771-3333, lillytremont.com

SWEET DESIGNS CHOCOLATIER

For the fashionista that loves her cocoa as much as Coco Chanel, its chocolate fashion collection features edible chocolate lipstick, chocolate high-heeled shoes and a chocolate purse.

  OUR PICK:   Mocha truffle ($9 for eight-piece box)

16100 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-4888, sweetdesigns.com



FANTASY CANDIES

A move into a new 4,500-square-foot space lets customers see where all the magic happens with an old-fashioned assembly line drenching treats such as Peeps and pretzels with melted chocolate.

  OUR PICK:  Tiramisu truffle ($24.50 per pound)

5338 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, 440-461-4511, fantasycandies.com

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