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Chocolates by Grimaldi Celebrates the Arrival of Fall with their Chocolate Harvest

Even though the first day of fall is still weeks away there are many tell-tale signs that summer is fading into fall, the leaves are changing colors, the nights are getting cooler, and chocolate caramel apples are now available at Chocolates by Grimaldi!

Their limited edition chocolate caramel apples are created using crisp, sweet, and hand-picked apples fresh from local orchards. First, they drench them in their buttery, and creamy caramel. Next, they coat them with their decadent chocolate and finally, they top them with a layer of crunchy nuts or other toppings.

“For many, our caramel apples are a sign that fall has arrived,” said Molli Laham, Co-Owner of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven. “Even more so than the start of the school year or the cooler weather,” she added.

Their fall harvest also includes many other delectable treats like, pumpkin pie truffles, maple pecan truffles, and turtles.  Tours and classes are also offered for those of you that are interested in an educational treat.

During their fun, factory tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process from pod to bean to delicious chocolate! Visitors will also be able to get a close-up view of our vintage 1950’s enrober that’s just like the one that was used on I Love Lucy! Tours cost $4.00 per person. Large groups and special times can be accommodated. To ensure everyone receives the best tour we ask that you call to schedule your tour in advance 616-935-7740.

In addition to their delicious fall treats and tours, they also offer Team Building Events that offer you a new experience and force you out of your comfort zone. The Team Building Event is designed to identify individual strengths and weakness and see who works well together, team members are challenged to rally together to design and create a chocolate-themed design. While their creations are setting, team members collaborate to generate a pitch and designate one team member to share their final creation with the judges. Teams are scored on the correlation of their design to the overall themeas well as their presentation, the appearance of their creation, and its taste. 

Over 20 different groups have already taken advantage of the Team Builder. This includes worldwide companies like Gerber-Nestle, Amway and nationwide companies like Chick-fil-A.

Chocolates by Grimaldi shuts down their production and provides team members with access to their kitchen for $75 per person. In addition to the team building experience, each participant will take home an assortment of Chocolates by Grimaldi’s best sellers. Chocolates by Grimaldi requires a minimum of 10, and a maximum of 40, participants to hold a Team Builder Class. All of the Team Building Classes are private. Call 616-935-7740 to reserve your Team Builder today.

They also offer an opportunity to feed your creativity. The 90-minute Creative Chocolate Class allows participants to paint and create their own chocolate bar while socializing with their friends and loved ones. For $35.00 per person Chocolates by Grimaldi will provide you with the CHOCOLATE and all of the supplies and ingredients needed to paint, flavor, and decorate your own unique chocolate creation. Chocolates by Grimaldi can accommodate up to 24 participants per class. Private classes are available for groups of 12 or more. Call 616-935-7740 to reserve your class today. You can also schedule a private chocolate-making class for a bachelorette party or a shower.

Visitors can purchase Chocolate-of-the-Month memberships, gift certificates, or any of their confections in their shop located at 219 N. 7th Street in Grand Haven’s Center Town. They can also place orders online by visiting: http://www.chocolatesbygrimaldi.com/ or by calling 616-935-7740. Chocolates by Grimaldi can ship customer’s gifts directly to their family, friends, clients, or business associates nationwide.

Chocolates by Grimaldi products are also available at Crossroads Blueberry Farm in West Olive, Sweet Tooth in Rockford, My Village Pharmacy in Fruitport, J-Dub’s Market & Wine Shop in Grand Haven, and 12 Corners Tasting Room in downtown Grand Haven.