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Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
+1 231-326-3030
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“truffles” (20 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chocolate just melts in your mouth. So many varieties to chose from and it's all homemade. The prices are pretty high, but if your buying for a one time taste then pick your favourite to give it a try.More

Thank Snapdragon73
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for stopping in and we're so happy you enjoyed the chocolate! Our chocolate is sourced directly from a farming cooperative in Ecuador called Fortaleza Del Valle that we visit every year and we pay them the same price for beans that many chocolatiers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Empire in June and heard great things about Grocer's Chocolate so we dropped in for a quick look. The lovely young ladies working that day were delightful and very helpful. So many chocolate flavors and many unusual combinations available. The ladies were accommodating...More

Thank MATerry52
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the visit and the kind words! I'll make sure to pass this along to our staff. We're happy you enjoyed the chocolate and I hope you'll visit us if you are in the area again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of their kind of chocolate but I did buy some anyway. I thought it was over-priced! There wasn't much else in the store that appealed to me.

Thank susmdk
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry our chocolate didn't appeal to you. Our chocolate is low in sugar and we only use natural ingredients as well as local honey and dairy so often it's not as sweetened or flavored as other mainstream chocolates. We appreciate your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here at the recommendation of a local and I'm very glad we did! As mentioned in other reviews, this is not a cheap chocolate shop. But there's a reason for that. This is not cheap chocolate. They have a large selection of...More

Thank Sarah B
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for coming in! I'm happy that our staff made your feel welcome and answered your questions. We know that our chocolate is not cheap and it's important to us that we educate people about why we pay more for...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I'm a big fan of their milk and dark chocolates, but not always their truffle selection. However, their milk chai fudgesicles are delicious and I made a second stop on the way home for more!More

Thank Caroline S
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for stopping in Caroline! We're happy you love our chocolate and fudgesicles and appreciate the kind words. We'd love to hear more about your preferred types of truffles/caramels as we're always trying to improve. If you have a second, please drop us a...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

My wife loves dark chocolate. She's worth the expense but at their prices it has to be a special occasion. Not sure how they get such good flavor in the delicacies but you pay for it. I'm off the hook somewhat because my guess is...More

Thank bikingfarmer
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for stopping in and I can assure you that your purchase helps support a fair economic system and dignified wages for farmers both here and in Ecuador where we source our chocolate. It's important to us to support small farmers and pay them...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I love chocolate, so stopping here was a must. In making the chocolate (all made by hand) the proprietors traveled to Ecuador in order to produce the highest quality product. They offer a variety of herbal, dairy free, honey (locally sourced), spirit, and beer infused...More

Thank lgregg2017
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for stopping by and for your fair review. I appreciate you gave us 4 stars even though you weren't pleased with the flavors of our truffles and honey caramels. Of course, it's like an arrow to the heart when any business owner reads...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

I read about this place a few years ago on a previous trip to Traverse City. We didn't make the drive to the store that visit but did this time. After an amazing lunch at Joe's Friendly Tavern, we drove around the block to the...More

Thank Del H
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you so much visiting our shop! We're happy you enjoyed the chocolate. We love making it for you.

Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are on a low carb diet, don't stop here! You won't be able to resist the temptation to buy lots of chocolate treats. Some of the best melt-in-your-mouth chocolate you will ever taste.

Thank Sheri G
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We requested a tasting class for a group of seven. It was great fun. The presentation was exceptionally informative, and "illustrated" with samples for all. Yum!!! Learned a lot while trying the exquisite chocolates. Thank you, Jody, for being such a gracious host and outstanding...More

Thank OwnParadise
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Average prices
USD 16
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-3030
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Description
We are a small family-owned craft chocolate business that focuses on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible. Our chocolate is fairly traded from Ecuador and Venezuela and of the highest quality. We LOVE great chocolate and we look forward to sharing it with you. Because we are committed to sourcing the best ingredient - local dairy, honey, fruits, spirits, etc - and chocolate, our prices are higher than what you'll find at a typical chocolate shop.
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