In 2015, Butler County, Ohio introduced a special year-round promotion called the Donut Trail. Visitors to Butler County were invited to pick up a passport and have it stamped at the 10 donut shops along the trail.
According to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, retail bakery owners in Butler County experienced sales increases ranging from 5 percent to 30 percent.
Now, another county in Ohio is looking to duplicate that success with candy shops. The Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau has unveiled its Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail, which features 31 shops around the state. According to its web page, the trail provides visitors an opportunity to devour Ohio's most beloved candy tradition - the buckeye.
Named after the nut from the buckeye tree, this simple candy is made with peanut butter and chocolate. A little bit of peanut butter sticks out of the top, giving it the buckeye resemblance.
The trail may be difficult for visitors to accomplish in one trip, but determined individuals will surely attempt it.