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Sweet Bean

Category Retail & Specialty Shops


21 Furnace St
Akron, OH 44308
(216) 795-5561

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Sweet Bean is husband + wife team, Bob + Kristin Barnes.

Kristin is responsible for the hand-painted molded chocolates and other treats. Bob is the primary craft chocolate maker, roasting and grinding cacao beans into scratch-made single-origin chocolate bars.

It was actually a Groupon – to visit a local chocolate shop and make candies for Christmas that got Kristin really excited about chocolate.

"I spent the afternoon with a chocolatier learning how to temper and mold chocolate. I brought my creations home that night and told Bob about how much fun I had… that Christmas he bought me the tools to get started."

Once Sweet Bean started gaining some momentum, Bob started researching making chocolate from scratch… he’d had an interest in roasting coffee and saw the similarities there – selecting beans by region and developing flavors through the roasting process… it was a natural fit.

Find Sweet Bean Candies in the Northside Marketplace.

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