10 Products We Love: Made in Ohio

Made in Ohio

Guest post by Jessica Mudrick of Delaware County Moms

Ohio is a beautiful state with a diverse geological landscape & fantastic attractions that keep visitors coming back for more.  From the world class amusement parks of Cedar Point and Kings Island to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Lake Erie Islands & shore communities there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  This top 10 list of things made in Ohio was extremely difficult to limit because Ohio is such a large and diverse state; limiting it to just 10 products was hard!

10 Products We Love: Made in Ohio

  1. Longaberger Baskets headquartered in Newark, Ohio in a building replicate of the Medium Market Basket but 160 times larger, Longaberger Baskets are manufactured in Frazeysburg, Ohio and sold through a variety of stores & home party sales consultants.  Founded in 1973, Longaberger is still family owned! See our friend, Susan’s personal Longerberger online store here.
  2. Bob Evans  This restaurant chain started in Rio Grande, Ohio where the founder Bob Evans lived on a farm of course!  Bob Evans has expanded in just over 50 years to include 715 chain restaurants in 18 states, products that can be purchased in stores  and for the past 42 years the company has held a farm festival on the original Bob Evans Farm.
  3. Airstream Trailers  Airstream Trailers began in the 1930’s by Wally Byam, who was tired of pulling a platform for his tent, behind his Model T Ford chassis.  He built the first tear shaped shelter on the platform with a kerosene stove & small ice chest. Today, you can tour the factory & see Airstream Trailers being built!
  4. Wendy’s  Yes this fast food chain began in Columbus, Ohio when Dave Thomas named his hamburger joint after his daughter.  Today Wendy’s includes over 6,500 franchises and is 27 countries!
  5. Harry London Chocolates made in OhioHarry London Chocolates Harry London learned to make chocolate from his father & started the company in 1922 in his home kitchen.  Today, Harry London Chocolates are manufactured in Canton, Ohio and factory tours are available for a small fee and chocolates can be purchased on line.
  6. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company  Scott’s is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products.  Founded in 1868 in Maysville, Ohio Scotts is now a multi billion dollar business, whose head quarters are still located in Maysville, Ohio!
  7. wilson footballs made in OhioWilson Footballs  The official football of the NFL has been manufactured in Ada, Ohio since 1955.  The factory produces around 4,000 footballs per day or over 700,000 per year.
  8. Rossi Pasta  Hand-made, fresh pasta is cranked by hand, cut by hand & hung to dry-even the eggs used for the pasta are cracked by hand.  The pasta is fantastic with big flavor & texture you can’t find in a store!  Rossi Pasta is available online and located in Marietta, Ohio.
  9. Anchor Hocking made in OhioAnchor Hocking Glass has been manufactured in Lancaster, Ohio since 1905 and today have an additional plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania.  The company manufactures a wide variety of glass, including drink & cookware but so much more & is available in retailers across the world!
  10. Skyline Chili is not your average chili!  A Cincinnati tradition since 1949, this infamous chili is now available for purchase online as well. There are a few ways to get your chili, my favorite is the 4 way, noodles topped with chili, onions, mounds of cheese & oyster crackers!

Jessica Mudrick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved with her family to Cutler, Ohio and grew up visiting her grandparents in Northern Ohio & vacationing on the islands in Lake Erie. Jessica attended college at Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio where she met her husband. She currently lives outside Philadelphia and runs the website Delaware County Moms as well as being a realtor and full-time mom.  Jessica enjoys taking her children to Ohio to visit her family farm & see many sites in Ohio including her family favorite, The Wilds.

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  1. Also made in Ohio: Libbey Glass, which is made in Toledo and Anin & Co. manufactures some of its American flags here. Going along with the restaurant theme, the first Max & Ermas was in Columbus, Ohio as well :)
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  2. And I almost forgot Jenis in Columbus! It is seriously the most amazing ice cream I've ever had. The owner comes up with the most amazing combinations like goat cheese and roasted red cherries, and chocolate and cayenne. The past two places I have lived in Columbus have been within walking distance to a Jenis. haha. And it can be shipped!! http://jenisicecreams.com/
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  3. Jenis ice cream is by far the best ice cream ever… And all Ohioan made.

  4. How about Esther Price chocolates made in Dayton!

  5. or forever red body wash that you can find at bath and bodyworks in ohio.

  6. Alexandria says:

    And don't forget Root Candles made in Medina, OH :)

  7. Handmade rugs by Linda Surace
    <a href="http://Www.itsalinda.com” target=”_blank”>Www.itsalinda.com.

  8. Mary turek says:

    Also mason jars are made here. And stoffers. Chevy cruises are made in lords town.

  9. The Pool Netr™ is Made in Ohio, and proudly! We’re in Bryan, Ohio, the same town that brings you Etch-A-Sketch and Dum Dum’s! The Pool Netr™ line will always be Made in the USA!

  10. Cheryl Burnett says:

    Smuckers jams and jellies
    Trail balogna
    Valley Vineyards wines
    Meier’s Winery (their Solera 44 sherry has been served in the White House)

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