Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate was started in 2004 and is owned and operated by me, Mimi Wheeler. We are a small, family-owned business, perched on a dune in the quaint village of Empire, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
My love for rich, dark chocolate and a deep connection to my garden inspire my truffles and other chocolate creations. I use fruits, edible flowers and herbs from my summer garden and from the soils and the natural beauty of northern Michigan. Travels and studies of chocolate in France and Scandinavia also helped give birth to this production.
Our chocolates are all-natural and contain many organic and other naturally grown ingredients. I grow most of the herbs in my home gardens, as well as a few around the store/kitchen. We package the chocolates in compostable bags and recyclable materials when possible. We produce and sell the chocolate from beautiful Leelanau County, Michigan.
I hope you will enjoy these handcrafted, artisan chocolates for their quality and their uniqueness.
Our holiday packaging is eco-friendly. We use following products in your gift order:
- Abaca twine ribbon is made from manila hemp fibers from a species of banana native to the Philippines.
- Eco grosgrain 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles
- Kraft Gift Boxes 100% recycled material, made in the USA
- Color Tissue made of 100% recycled fibers, made in the USA
Some of these eco-friendly products are made by artisans in remote villages around the world – creating jobs and fair wages for hard working communities. It is a sustainable model that supports real people in many ways.