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Classic Childhood Favorites for the Holidays from Chocolates by Grimaldi

From turtles to truffles, Chocolates by Grimaldi offers a host of timeless favorites that will take you back in time.

They offer an extensive selection of classic handcrafted gourmet gifts including chocolate ensembles featuring nostalgic delights like their buttery caramels and malt balls. Select collections also include their chocolate covered potato chips and pretzels, solid foils, toasted coconut cups, and other Christmas-themed treats. Customized assortments are also available.

“Our ensembles include many unforgettable delights from days gone by,” said Molli Laham, Co-Owner and Operator of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven. “They also make gift giving effortless and delicious,” she added.

For those that would like to give the gift of chocolate year round, Chocolates by Grimaldi has also introduced a Chocolate-of-the-Month Club. This allows recipients to enjoy their gourmet chocolates year round! The membership costs $240.00 and allows the recipient to choose $20 of their favorite chocolate treat every month! They could also choose to send the lucky recipient a surprise gift of chocolates each month for 12 continuous months! What a wonderful surprise (shipping is an extra charge).

Delicious hand-dipped turtle pretzels sprinkled with pink Himalayan sea salt are also now available in milk or dark chocolate. Many other delectable treats are available including, Maple Truffles, and Turtles. Tours and classes are also offered for those of you that are interested in sharing an educational treat with your family. Tours and classes are not offered from November 10-December 31 due to the holiday hustle and bustle. Gift certificates are available for tours and classes to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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 irresistible 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.