Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Chocolate Facts

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    The modern story of chocolate began in 1521 during the conquest of Mexico. Spanish conquistadors brought seeds from the new world back to Spain, where new recipes were created using sugar, cinnamon, and other spices. For over 300 years chocolate remained an elite beverage and status symbol for Europe's upper class.

  • Choco Facts!

     

                                                     A cup of hot chocolate has twice the antioxidants

    DSC_0064as a glass of red wine or a bowl of strawberries!

    Why not have it all?

  • Musical Fountain

    Grand Haven Musical Fountain

    World's Largest Musical Fountain of its Kind
     Experience this magical spectacle in Downtown Grand Haven!
    Beforehand, stop by Chocolates By Grimaldi to get a treat for the show!
    A synchronized water & light show accompanied by music of all varieties. Each 20-minute show features a different theme. Different shows play daily at sunset from Memorial Day thru Labor Day; Fridays & Saturdays only in May - September. Best viewed from Waterfront Stadium. Built in 1963, it is the world's largest Musical Fountain of its kind!
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  • History of Chocolate

    Cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate, has been cultivated for at least three millennia across  Central and North America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs , who made it into a beverage known as  Nahuatl meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor. Using fermented, roasted, ground cacao seeds mixed with water, chile papers, cornmeal, and other spicy seasonings, Aztecs would make a bitter frothy drink to serve in religious ceremonies.  Aztec

  • Congratulations Interns!

     graduation95CIMCongratulations Graduates from The Culinary Institute of Michigan!

    Chocolates By Grimaldi was happy to have two Culinary Institute interns graduate!

    Jennifer Hanlon & Sherry Blaine, we are so proud of your tasty work!Sherry Grad

  • Another Reason to Give Fathers Chocolate!

    Chocolate provides health benefits for men, scientists claimed today. A study found men who munched on dark chocolate received more protection against heart disease and strokes than women.   Experts at Aberdeen University discovered men’s blood quality appeared to improve far more than women when they consumed dark chocolate.

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    Nutritionist Dr Baukje de Roos from the University of Aberdeen who led the study into the health benefits of chocolate

    Platelets – components in blood which can clump together to form clots if stressed – were found to be increasingly calmer in men.

    This means they would be less likely to stick together and form a potentially deadly blood clot.

    Dr Bauke de Roos, from the university’s Rowlett Institute of Nutrition and Health, examined dozens of male and female volunteers in the study. She said: “It’s strange because it’s normally us women who love chocolate far more but we’ve found it effects us far less positively than it does for men. This is one of the first studies where men and women have been looked at differently in terms to eating dark chocolate. Although we found that the dark chocolate is both beneficial for men and women, there are different mechanisms at work and the effect seems to be much larger for men."

    Cardiovascular disease affecting the heart and circulatory system is one of the biggest killers in the first world and accounts for more deaths than any other condition.

    “They lower blood pressure especially if you already have blood pressure because of smoking, or because you are obese. They can also help the flexibility of your veins as well. Keeping platelets nice and relaxed, meaning they float around freely – rather than sticking – is key in preventing the development of heart disease."

    Information taken from: http://swns.com/news/chocolate-health-benefits-men-women-claim-scientists-29502/

  • Ship for Father's Day

    Father's Day is next Sunday, June 16! Have you remembered to
    get your Father or Grandpa a gift that says"Thanks"?

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    Give your Father the Best
    Wish the fathers in your life a "Happy Father's Day" with a box or two of our unique chocolate covered potato chips!
    All fathers deserve the best!
    What is their favorite? Peanut brittles, toffee, chocolate covered nuts?
    No time to shop?
    Call us at (616) 935-7740 or order online.
    Order by June 12 to get gourmet chocolates to your father on time.

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