Quaintrelle Confections – S’Mores with a Twist

I recently paid a visit to Quaintrelle Confections, a new spot in the OTR line-up of great eateries. What is Quaintrelle, you ask? Let me tell show you…

SMores at Quaintrelle in Over the Rhine

Quaintrelle Confections is a happy little place on Main Street (in Over the Rhine) where you can get “made while you watch” S’Mores.

It all starts with the marshmallow. These creamy little bundles of goodness are made from scratch and in a variety of flavors.

House made marshmallows in the Smores

The flavors vary depending on the season, the mood of the kitchen, the creativity of the marshmallow maker…. Current and previous flavors include Vanilla, Bourbon, PB&J, Snickerdoodle, Champagne, and more (selections vary by the day).

The owner, Meggie Kraus, was an archaeologist in her previous life. She had an itch to become an entrepreneur and when her friends starting raving about her homemade marshmallows (and placing orders too), she knew she was on to something.

Meggie Kraus at Quaintrelle in Cincinnati

Meggie made me two different S’Mores to try – Turtle and White Chocolate Pretzel.

SMores at Quaintrelle in OTR

Both started with a hand crafted vanilla marshmallow. And that marshmallow was HUGE! It covered two sections of the graham cracker.

toasting a hand crafted marshmallow at Quiaintrelle

She toasts it with a kitchen torch and then layers up the ooey-gooey goodness.

turtle smores at Quaintrelle

The S’More combinations vary each week. You can order a combo from the board (as I did) or you can create a custom combination of your choice.

bags of marshmallows at Quaintrelle

You can get your house made marshmallows in a S’More form and/or you can buy them by the bag and take some home. Wouldn’t they be amazing in your hot chocolate?!

Quaintrelle also makes “Crispies” which are a treat in the shape of a bar and similar to Rice Krispie treats – but with a twist. While I was there, the Crispie was Flaming Hot Cheetos! She also makes them with things like Fruity Pebbles and Oreos. The Crispies variety changes each day.

Crispies at Quaintrelle
Photo courtesy of Quaintrelle’s Facebook page

Keep in mind this is a small shop and they do make everything fresh. Occasionally they do run out of marshmallows so be sure to call ahead if you’re making a special trip to visit.

Quaintrelle Confections is located at 1210 Main Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202
Find Quaintrelle on Facebook and Instagram too!

About Bridgett Raffenberg 869 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.


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