Chocolate and Mother are two words that are almost always associated with love. So it’s no wonder that Mother’s Day is one of the major holidays of the year for Chocolates by Grimaldi.
“We love that our chocolates have become synonymous with Mother’s Day and bringing families together,” said Molli Laham, Co-Owner and Operator of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven. “In addition to the many timeless favorites we offer, our creative classes allowing families to share a creative activity and create memories with their Mom that will last a lifetime!”
This year, in celebration of Mother’s Day, they are inviting readers to share their favorite Chocolates by Grimaldi Mother’s Day stories. Contestants are invited to submit photos and/or stories to them via e-mail:
Chipster@ChocolatesByGrimaldi.com . The stories will be shared on social media around Mother’s Day and those that are the most popular will win, chocolate, of course! First place will receive a one pound assortment from their mix & match chocolates, second place will receive one-half a pound, and third place will receive a 1/4 pound.
For those that would like to make some chocolate memories with their own Mom, Chocolates by Grimaldi offers Creative Chocolate Classes and tours. Their 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.
Their $4.00 tours are perfect for the young and young at heart and provide guests with the opportunity to taste fresh samples right off the line. 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 classes 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 theme, as 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.
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.