Join us on a one-of-a-kind tour of some of Ecuador's most magical cacao-producing regions. Highlights of this 7-day expedition include chocolate tastings, guided tours, South American Artisan Markets, rafting the Mindo River, Heirloom Cacao Preservation Projects, coastal visits to UOPROCAE cacao farms, Hot Springs, and chef-prepared dinners.



*Air-fare to and from Quito, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, and special services like massages and spa treatments NOT included. Please email for more information and to sign up!

Pairing with Local Spirits, Wine & Beer

Sunday, February 5: 2:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of curated pairings featuring several Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates along with local spirits, wine and beer from L. Mawby, Iron Fish Distillery, Stormcloud Brewery, and Aurora Cellars. This event is at the Traverse City Botanic Gardens, in the Historic Barns Park.

Ethanology Pop-Up

Saturday, February 11: 3:00-6:00PM

Join us the Saturday before Valentine’s Day for an afternoon of decadent chocolate and cocktails. Featuring an apropos specialty cocktail for the event and a special ‘lovers’ charcuterie, cheese, and chocolate board for the weekend.

Stormcloud Beer & Chocolate Pairing

Sunday, February 12: 2:00-4:00PM

Experience the delicious art of combining the complementary flavors of GDC's chocolate and Stormcloud's Belgian inspired ales. Stormcloud's Beer Training Guru, Amy Martin, and Grocer’s Daughter Owner, Jody will be conducting the event to teach you about food & beer pairing and ensure that you and yours experience only the best flavor combos.

Coffee & Cacao: Valentine's Tasting

Tuesday, February 14: 4:00-5:30 PM

Coffee and chocolate: a pair like no other. Grocer's Daughter Chocolate and Higher Grounds Coffee are bringing together our love for both of these magical tastes with a Valentine's Day journey of sensory exploration.

Chocolate Tasting & Class

Fridays + Saturdays: 11:00 am

Our fun and informative tasting classes are back and we can't wait to host you! We'll taste chocolate in all its forms and share with you the fascinating story of our world's favorite treat. 

Classes are limited to 6 people and last about 1 - 1.5 hours. If you have a larger group, please email us for a custom class.

Let us know if anyone in your group has allergies. We'll do our best to accommodate them.