The Hart family first became involved in the food business sixteen years ago making their own Maple Syrup as North Coast Sugarbush by tapping the trees on the family farm. Dennis Hart, first generation in the food business, offered maple products to the public through various trade shows in the area. As he attended the shows, he added cinnamon roasted nuts to his menu. This was the foundation of the next company he started, European Gourmet Almonds, a venture which he included his children Brian, Craig, and Eric. As the nut business increased, the Maple products slowly phased away.
After many hardships, trials, and tribulations as a small family owned business, we added fudge and gourmet chocolates to our product line. We purchased wholesale for eight years through a reputable chocolate company. In 2004, Brian, Craig, and Eric started the Buckeye Chocolate Company we decided to expand our small family business from traveling to expos to developing our own chocolates at a stationary location for our customers to visit us. We are developing a quality product and strong presence in the chocolate confectionary industry. We are also building a strong foundation for the third generation of the Hart family to one day take over. And the rest is history in the making...