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Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
+1 231-326-3030
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We happened onto this business on a weekend trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. My wife and I got the hot chocolate and boy it was the BEST we've ever had! I make my own at home but nothing this awesome! If in the area do...More

Thank Michael611
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We're so happy you stumbled upon us on your visit to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and we love that you enjoyed the Dragon's Breath! It's a staff favorite too. We hope to see you next time you're up north. Best wishes.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

I arranged a chocolate class for my family (2 adults and 2 young children), and it was a great time! Jody, the owner, was easy to work with in terms of scheduling. She and Emma conducted our class. They did a great job of teaching...More

Thank NorthMIMom
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the class. It was a pleasure to host your sweet family and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Warm regards, Jody

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were told while standing in line for Leelanau Coffee that Grocer's Daughter Hot Chocolate was a must. We also each got a truffle and I'm telling you, it's chocolate like none other. Definitely a must-stop stop!

Thank FamilyGal3
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for visiting our chocolate shop and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the chocolate! Hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best wishes, Jody

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We have stopped here on multiple occasions and always loved there chocolate. I love the fact that it is made in house. If you get a change stop by here and get some of there great chocolate.

Thank ronthegreat_007
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thanks for stopping in! We love to receive feedback. It's such a joy to make chocolate for you and we're thrilled you love it as much as we do. See you next time!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

I really wanted to like the chocolate, since the reviews were so high. And maybe my chocolate palate just is not refined enough but neither my husband nor I liked the chocolates we bought (which seems very expensive). I did, however, enjoy the chocolate chip...More

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We love this place! Unfortunately, we arrived just before closing, so we had to hurry through 30 or 40 different chocolate selections and make our choices. We did so, and are happy campers as a result.

Thank Tim M
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for the review and we're happy you made it before we closed. We're delighted you enjoyed the chocolate. See you next time!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you're driving/visiting/staying/living anywhere near Empire, MI, the Grocer's Daughter Chocolate is a must. You will not be disappointed. Our reason for going was to purchase a gift, but we decided to also buy some chocolate chip cookies for ourselves. Wow! Fantastic cookies! If we...More

Thank KSG924
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I love this place. I always get the suite of dairy free chocolate truffles, plus the berry bar. I think their chocolate covered cherries are better than cherry republic. Lots of choices, high quality chocolate.

Thank juliethelibrarian
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for stopping in! We're happy to hear you enjoy our chocolates as much as we love making them for you. And we're pleased to offer the dairy free options for our many customers who are dairy free.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place on Trip Advisor. So glad we stopped. My daugvter had the mint truffles and these were the mosy authentic mint flavor/taste. None of the fake flavorings used in commercial truffles. Chocolate is smooth and not grainy. We also ordered the ice cream...More

Thank Norene C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Took a day trip to check this place out. M22 is a scenic drive. Specialty chocolates in bars of either milk or dark chocolate some with nuts/fruit and iced coffees and teas. Hand selected truffles available in a fancy box. More dark chocolates available than...More

Thank Sherri7013
jodydive, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for stopping in Sherri and leaving an informative review! We appreciate your support of our little business and all the farmers we work with.

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
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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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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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