Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate was founded in 2004 by Mimi Wheeler and is now under the stewardship of a very talented staff and owners DC, Jody and Charlie Hayden. We are a small, family-owned business, nestled in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, just south of the quaint village of Empire on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A little more about us …
We are a small, family-owned business, with our main shop perched on a dune in the quaint village of Empire, on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Our small staff is part of our family and we are committed to providing livable wages and a fun, supportive work environment. We also value our relationships with our producer partners and each year we travel to visit our partner farmers to deepen our relationships with them.
Our love for rich, dark chocolate and a passion for local foods inspires our truffle recipes and other chocolate creations. We use fruits, edible flowers and herbs from our garden and we source larger quantities of ingredients from local farms. On occasion we use wild-harvested foods from the rich soils and pristine forests of our Northern Michigan home. Travels and studies of chocolate through Latin American and Europe also helped give birth to this production.
We strive to minimize our impact on the natural environment. Our chocolates are all-natural and contain many organic and other naturally grown ingredients. We package the chocolates in compostable bags and recyclable/recycled materials when possible.
We hope you will enjoy these handcrafted, artisan chocolates for their quality and uniqueness!