Sweet Designs Chocolatier

  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier


I have been very grateful for the support from loyal customers in my local community, as well as throughout the state of Ohio. Our customers have a discerning palette, and appreciate fine chocolates and the hard work that goes into making our sweet treats.


Ines Rehner is a Master Chocolatier with more than 20 years of experience designing and selling fine, hand-made chocolates in Lakewood, Ohio. Inspired by the European-style chocolates that she loved as a child growing up in Croatia, she developed a unique chocolate blend. At Sweet Designs, they offer more than 80 gourmet chocolates, including truffles, marzipan, torrone, and custom chocolates, which they ship worldwide. She has diversified and expanded her business over the years, offering choices from corporate gifts and personalized chocolate logo bars to distinctive gifts like truffle-filled chocolate high heels and purses. In 2013, Ines became the first Chocolatier in Ohio certified to make organic chocolates, developing a line of organic and vegan truffles and other treats using certified organic and Fair Trade ingredients. As part of the organic line, she developed smartBARK, a vegan chocolate bark, which is now available in retailers throughout the region. In 2003, she was humbled to be recognized as a Top Woman Business Owner by the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Not to mention, her chocolates are out of this world… literally! In 1997, they were enjoyed in space by NASA astronauts on the Space Shuttle.


Location: 16100 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107, Cuyahoga County
Type of Industry: Confectionary/Food Service, Manufacturing, Retail
Products/Services: Gourmet, European-style chocolates, Corporate gifts and custom logo bars, smartBARK! organic snacking chocolate in four flavors: Trail Mix, Crispy Quinoa, Salted Almond, Cranberry
Number of Current Employees: 14
Year Company Started: 1995
Website: www.sweetdesigns.com

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