Chocolate, It’s Not Just for Mom’s

Forget the standard tie or set of fishing lures, what Dad really wants is something chocolate for Father’s Day!

Whether you want to stop in and pick up a ready-to-go chocolate gift, sign up for one of their destination experiences, or reserve some of your Dad’s favorites, Chocolates by Grimaldi has many delicious and thoughtful gifts that are guaranteed to bring a smile to his face. From Turtles to Chocolate Covered Caramel Pretzels, Zebra Chips, and Malt Balls Chocolates by Grimaldi has something to please any Dad’s palate.

“Contrary to popular belief chocolate isn’t just the go-to treat for Moms,” said Steve Laham, Co-Owner and Operator of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven. “Men LOVE chocolate too!”

For those Dad’s that enjoy gourmet cooking, 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.

“Our classes are a wonderful way for kids to make some memories with their Dad that will last a lifetime,” said Molli Laham, Co-Owner and Operator of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven.

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.

If your Dad is a business owner he might also be interested in their Team Building Events which offer employees a new experience and forces them out of their 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.

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: 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.