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  • Chocolate Shop Updates

     


    Thanksgiving  is just around the corner! These adorable little turkeys are made of milk Turkey Place Settingchocolate and make perfect place setting name tags! While supplies last, get yours TODAY

     Watch Fox17 on fox17-top-pageMonday, December 1st at 9AM! Chocolates by Grimaldi will be featured! You don't want to miss this!

     

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    North Ottawa Hospital Auxilary Fundraiser 

    Tuesday, December 9 from 7AM4PM

    Chocolates by Grimaldi will be partnering with the North Ottawa Hospital Auxilary this December! We will be donating 15% of proceeds from holiday chocolates and gifts sold on December 9 at the North Ottawa Hospital on Sheldon Road in Grand Haven. We will be offering FREE tissue and ribbon to make gifting easy! Come out and support a great cause, support the North Ottawa Hospital Auxilary!

    DSC_0037Santa Claus is coming to town!
    Saturday, December 13
    10AM-1PM
    Visit Santa's chocolate shop & tell Santa what you'd like for Christmas! Kids can spend time with Santa as parents shop for delicious chocolates. Great holiday gifts await from chocolate sleighs and centerpieces to our classic buttery caramels, decadent truffles, and our chocolate covered potato chips. Come out and enjoy a FREE treat when you visit with Santa! Don't miss this magical event at Chocolates by Grimaldi !

  • Valentine's Day

    dark chocolate hand_dipped strawberriesPre- Order chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day! Call 616-935-7740 

    Celebrate Winter in Grand Haven, Michigan with WinterFest! This Weekend starting Thursday, January 23-26! Stop in Chocolates by Grimaldi for a winter treat!   

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    Vday baskets Valentine's Day Gift Baskets: Get one for everyone on your list! Call to custom order or check out the pre-made baskets! 

     

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    Specialty boxes of assorted chocolates in Rose boxes!  

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    Heart shaped solid foils in festive Valentine bags! Whether you are looking for a little something for a few friends or huge expression of love to your sweetheart, we have you covered!

  • Dark Chocolate is a Healthy Option!

    J-5-A-Wine-and-Chocolate-SCDark chocolate & red wine are heart healthy options

    Forget the oysters and the champagne this Valentine's Day. If you want to keep your true love's heart beating strong,” Susan Ofria, clinical nutrition manager at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Illinois, said “the real food of love is dark chocolate and red wine.” In moderation, red wine and dark chocolate are good health choices not just on Valentine's Day, but for any occasion. When you visit Chocolates by Grimaldi, pickup a box of our dark chocolate covered almonds or delectable truffles before you head to one of Grand Haven’s wineries: Lemon Creek or 12 Corners Winery. There are positive components in both red wine and dark chocolate that are very good for your heart, both contain resveratrol as well as antioxidants, which have been found to lower blood sugar. Red wine is also a source of catechins that improve "good" HDL cholesterol. Ofria, a registered dietitian at the Loyola University Health System's Melrose Park campus is also a nutrition educator; she recommends the following list of heart-healthy ingredients for February, which is national heart month, and for good heart health all year.

    Dark Chocolate:"Truffles, soufflés and even hot chocolate can be a good source of resveratrol and cocoa phenols (flavonoids)."

    Red Wines: "Pinots, shirahs, merlots -- all red wines are a good source of catechins and resveratrol to aid 'good' cholesterol."

    Salmon/tuna : "Especially white, or albacore, tuna and salmon are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and canned salmon contains soft bones that give an added boost of calcium intake."

    Flaxseeds: "Choose either brown or golden yellow, and have them ground for a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phytoestrogens."

    Oatmeal: "Cooked for a breakfast porridge or used in breads or desserts, oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber, niacin, folate and potassium."

    Black or kidney beans: Good source of niacin, folate, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, soluble fiber.

    Walnuts and almonds: "Both walnuts and almonds contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber and heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats."

    Blueberries/cranberries/raspberries/strawberries/cherries: "Berries are a good source of beta carotene and lutein, anthocyanin, ellagic acid (a polyphenol), vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber."

    Scanning Ofria’s list, one can see that Chocolates by Grimaldi can offer many heart healthy products whether you choose our almond cups or barks, our creamy truffles, or our special chocolate covered strawberries and stem cherries, Our trail barks include dried cherries and almonds in rich dark chocolate for a heart healthy combination. 1506976_473057316138098_374886410_n

    WINE ABOUT WINTER: We look forward to Grand Haven’s Wine About Winter Event  Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5-9PM. Grand Haven will have various local business participating in an “Around the World” wine tour. Catch the trolley to come to Centertown to taste wines from various regions famous for their wine. Chocolates by Grimaldi will be representing France and will serve two different wines: Vouvary, B&G, France featuring soft aromas or white peach, quince, apples and white flowers and also serving Chateau Terte Bordeaux, B&G, France containing sweet red fruits with violet notes. Wine tasting packages available for $10 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass and 5 starter tasting tickets. Additional tickets are $1 each, must be 21+ with a valid I.D. to participate. We will also be hosting two local artist: Chris Hornbys and Kim Talaga during the Wine About Winter Walk! We look forward to seeing you at Chocolates by Grimaldi on Friday, January 17 for some heart healthy enjoyment!

     

    The above story is based on information provided by Loyola University Health System, via Newswise and Science Daily.

  • Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade 2013

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    December 7, 2013 6pm-7pm

    Location: Downtown Grand Haven
    Chocolates by Grimaldi is excited to participate in the Annual Jingle Bell parade hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Our float will boast out wooden lighthouse and will be decorated with Christmas lights. The route will begin down Franklin Avenue to Harbor, make a right to Washington & follow along to Central Park to follow by the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree with Mr & Mrs Claus. Be sure to stop by our shop on your way for a cup of the BEST HOT CHOCOLATE in town to keep you warm during the parade.

  • National Chocolate & Dessert Show in Chicago

    © 1999 EyeWire, Inc.Chocolates by Grimaldi is pleased to send several staff members including our chocolatiers to Chicago this weekend for the National Chocolate & Dessert Show! We are very excited to have this opportunity to learn & explore more about our favorite thing: CHOCOLATE!

    This is a prestigious trade show dedicated solely to chocolate in the United States. With Chicago being the home of seven of the top ten manufacturers in chocolate, Chicago is a perfect location in which to learn & grow, as the epicenter of the confection industry.  Sponsors in the industry endorsing this event include The French Pastry School, Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), National Confectioners Association’s Chocolate Council, Dessert Professional magazine, American Culinary Federation-Windy City Professional Culinarians (ACF), Candy Industry magazine, Gourmet News, American Cake Decorating magazine and more. The National Chocolate and Dessert Show and the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show is a dual show concept and was created to address both the trade professional and consumer, respectively. 

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