Sweet Designs 16400 Madison Avenue, Lakewood; 216-226-4888
Don't have a heart attack in here -- unless you want to die in utter bliss. Made by little Croatian ladies in the back room, the European-style truffles and hand-dipped fruit and nut confections are pure poetry. The handmade candy bars are even dreamier: two paper-thin layers of dark chocolate, caressing a creamy nut or fruit filling that's spread on like butter. Once that's assembled, more chocolate is dribbled onto the outside. They use the best cocoa beans and don't go overboard on the sugar, so what you get is the distilled chocolate flavor, reminiscent of the finest chocolate shops in Italy.