Desserts - Best of 2012

Published May 18, 2012

Let's face it, with the number of sweet treats at our fingertips, it's a good time to have a be a dessert connoisseur. These local dessert shops make everything from gourmet cupcakes and exotic chocolates to delicious pies and exotic international pastries. With all of these options, we're thankful that Hot List voters have vetted the best of the best.

Winner
2012 Winner

1. Ben Heggy Candy Company

Voters Love

"Heggy's chocolates are FRESH. High quality. If you savor your your bite of candy, it will start to melt on your..." via Deb S.

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743 Cleveland Ave SW Canton OH 44702
  • Ben Heggy Candy Company, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, Ice Cream Shop, 743 Cleveland Ave SW Canton OH 44702
    Nominee for: Desserts
    743 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH
  • Sugar-Luv, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 410 Chestnut Blvd World Map Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
    Nominee for: Desserts
    410 Chestnut Blvd, World Map Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Hartville Chocolate Factory, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 114 S Prospect Ave Hartville OH 44632
    Nominee for: Desserts
    114 S Prospect Ave, Hartville, OH
  • Durbins Magic Freeze, Specialty Food and Drink, Ice Cream Shop, Desserts, Bakery, 1284 Wooster Rd W World Map Barberton OH 44203
    Nominee for: Ice Cream Shop, Desserts
    1284 Wooster Rd W, World Map Barberton, OH
  • Main Street Cupcakes, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Desserts, Cupcakes, 238 North Main Street Hudson OH 44236
    Nominee for: Bakery, Desserts
    238 North Main Street, Hudson, OH
  • Bittersweet's Chocolate and Pastry, Specialty Food and Drink, Weddings, Desserts, Bakery, Cakes, Wedding Cakes, 3767 Darrow Rd Stow OH 44224
    Nominee for: Desserts
    3767 Darrow Rd, Stow, OH
  • Nominee for: Desserts
    125 Ghent Rd, Fairlawn, OH
  • A Cupcake A Day, Specialty Food and Drink, Weddings, Desserts, Cupcakes, Bakery, Wedding Cakes, 115 West Liberty Street World Map Medina OH 44256
    Nominee for: Desserts
    115 West Liberty Street, World Map Medina, OH
  • Sweet Mary's Bakery, Weddings, Specialty Food and Drink, Cakes, Desserts, Bakery, Wedding Cakes, 76 E. Mill Street World Map Akron OH 44308
    Nominee for: Desserts, Cakes
    76 E. Mill Street, World Map Akron, OH
  • Nominee for: Donuts, Desserts
    121 High St, World Map Wadsworth, OH
  • Leaches Meats & Sweets, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, Donuts, Butcher Shop, 256 31st Street Southwest Barberton OH 44203
    Nominee for: Desserts
    256 31st Street Southwest, World Map Barberton, OH
  • The Peanut Shoppe, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 203 South Main Street Akron OH 44308
    Nominee for: Desserts
    203 South Main Street, Akron, OH
  • Location
    Nominee for: Desserts
    1911 Bailey Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Heavenly Cupcakes, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, Cupcakes, 154 Cherry St World Map Kent OH 44240
    Nominee for: Desserts
    154 Cherry St, World Map Kent, OH
  • Deluxe Pastry Shop, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, Bakery, 116 E Main St Ravenna OH 44266
    Nominee for: Desserts
    116 E Main St, Ravenna, OH
  • Nominee for: Desserts, Cakes
    2176 Romig Rd, Akron, OH
  • Anastasiades Chocolates, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 6656 Wise Ave NW North Canton OH 44720
    Nominee for: Desserts
    6656 Wise Ave NW, North Canton, OH
  • Nominee for: Desserts
    136 Canal St SE, Canal Fulton, OH
  • Metropolis Popcorn, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Desserts, Gourmet Grocery, 2164 Front St World Map Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
    Nominee for: Desserts
    2164 Front St, World Map Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Popped, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 175 East Erie Street #201, Kent, OH
    Nominee for: Desserts
    175 E Erie St, #201, Kent, OH
  • Location
    Nominee for: Desserts, Ice Cream Shop
    1365 Gardner Blvd, Norton, OH
  • Davis Candies, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 3437 Middlebranch Ave NE Canton OH 44705
    Nominee for: Desserts
    3437 Middlebranch Ave NE, Canton, OH
  • Ivan's Deli, Cheap Eats, Specialty Food and Drink, Sandwich Shop, Desserts, 2927 W Market St Akron OH 44333
    Nominee for: Sandwich Shop, Desserts
    2927 W Market St, Fairlawn, OH
  • Cookie Express, Frontier Fruit & Nut Co, Ohio Dairyland Cheese Co., Specialty Food and Drink, Gourmet Grocery, Desserts, 3823 Wadsworth Road Norton OH 44203
    Nominee for: Desserts
    3823 Wadsworth Road, Norton, OH
  • Smoothie King, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 4901 Grande Blvd Medina OH 44256
    Nominee for: Desserts
    4901 Grande Blvd, Medina, OH
Contest Overview
  • 74,833
    Total Votes
  • 25,803
    Voters
  • 109
    Winners

The 2012 Akron-Canton HOT LIST awards are based on more than 74,000 votes from local Akron-Canton-area experts.

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