Trips & Classes


Join us in April 2014 for a chocolate adventure to Ecuador!

This 11 day/12 night adventure to Ecuador allows you to explore first-hand the wonders of one of our world’s most coveted treats – chocolate! We’ll visit cacao farmers in the Amazon and learn about the origins of chocolate. No trip to Ecuador would be complete without time to revel in the spectacular landscape and vibrant indigenous culture of the country. We’ll be hosted by the family of Miriam and Jamie Perugachi Vasquez – friends of Mimi’s and Jody’s – in their rural indigenous community of Peguche, where we’ll share in their vibrant Kichwa culture. In addition, we’ll visit several inspirational indigenous owned and operated business throughout the journey!

IMG_2452Led by Jody Dotson, an experienced Latin American guide and food entrepreneur. Cost: $2400 + Airfare (Send deposit of $750 to Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate to reserve your spot. Trip capacity is 8 guests)

 2014 Ecuador Trip Announcement

For more information about this trip or future chocolate excursions email:

To submit payment for deposit $750 or the full payment of $2400.





Are you looking for something fun (and delicious) to do on your next trip to Empire? We offer group chocolate classes. Bring your gal pals, family & friends for a scrumptious chocolate class! We’re excited to offer 2 classes led by our founder, Mimi Wheeler:

1. Rustic truffle-making  – $40/person (3 hr class; min 4 people). Please call or email to reserve a date.

2. Campfire cacao roasting and chocolate tasting (2 hr class; min 8 people) – $30/person

  For more information about the classes, send an email to or call us at (231) 326-3030


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