It’s Day 184 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today I made my very first stop at Aglamesis Brothers. It may have been my first stop but it certainly won’t be the last!
I’m embarrassed to admit that this was the first time I’d ever been to Aglamesis. I’ve heard such great things about their ice cream and their candy. I knew I was missing out so I decided to stop by today to see what the hoopla’ is all about.
I stopped in at the Montgomery location. This is the second location for the popular Aglamesis Brothers candy and ice cream shop. The original location is located in Oakley. The darling young girl who took care of me today (Krissy) told me that “Mr. A” grew up above the Oakley shop. The business has been around for over 100 years and is still owned by the same family.
Krissy told me all about the Aglamesis family and the business itself. She answered every question I could throw at her with the utmost charm and professionalism. Aglamesis’ is LUCKY to have her! Above you’ll see Krissy showing me a sample of one of their boxed chocolates.
Aglamesis makes their own candy and ice cream. Their ice cream that includes chocolate contains their own homemade chocolate. They have a number of varieties of French ice creams as well as a nice selection of ices. I sampled their seasonal “Cinnamon” and it was outstanding!
The shop has operating soda fountains right at the counter. You can sit at the counter on a bar stool, you can enjoy your treats at a table inside, or you can even sit outside at a table.
Don’t those look good?! Being a huge chocolate fan, I had to bring home a few samples. I tried the coconut “haystack” which was incredible. I think they must toast the coconut before it gets mixed in. Yum! I also brought home an opera cream and a turtle-like concotion with caramel and pecans. They were all excellent – creamy chocolate and well balanced flavors.
You can buy their candies by the piece, in a small custom-made sampler box (like I did), or prepackaged in boxes. They will even wrap your box of chocolates for you if it’s a gift.
Aglasmesis has two locations. I stopped in at the one located at 9899 Montgomery Road. The original shop is in Oakley Square at 3046 Madison Road.
You can also connect with Aglamesis on Facebook