It never hurts to do a little research, taste testing, and product development and at Detroit Chocolat we are all about trying something new. We made the trip out to San Francisco this year for the Winter Fancy Food Show and hope to bring back some fresh ideas and flavors to DC for this year. Keep checking back to see what we come up with in the weeks ahead – going to be a very delicious year.
Good news guys and girls, Detroit Chocolat has rolled out this year’s batch of Valentine’s Day treats and gifts. Don’t let your Valentine down…buy something special and delicious this year. Stop in and see us now or wait till the last minute, we won’t judge. Also, stay tuned for information about our chocolate covered strawberries available on and just before Valentine’s Day.
At Detroit Chocolat, we are always “keeping it real”…as in really delicious and really local. Pictured above is another batch of our famous Motor City Peanut Briddle, made with locally grown and supplied ingredients. Stop in and pick up a bag of Briddle, a “Detroiter” Assortment box, or a delicious treat from our collection of Michigan’s finest confectioners and food producers such as Dave’s Sweet Tooth, Kelly’s Karamels, Germack Pistachio Company, The Popped Kernel Popcorn Company, Great Lakes Coffee Roasters, Better Made Snacks, Cherry Republic, and Koeze Peanut Butter…your friends and family will thank you for “shopping local first” this Christmas.
Just in time for the holiday season, here is the new and improved version of our “Detroiter” box! We are proud to say that the city of Detroit now has its own box of chocolate to enjoy…you almost have to wonder what took so long? The box comes in two different versions containing 8 ounces (16 pieces) of chocolate. You can get your very own “Detroiter” with or without a 4″ x 4″ Pewabic Old Detroit Tile. Thanks again to the creative staff at Pewabic Tile Detroit for doing the artwork for the lid and working with us every step of the way.
We run a pretty tight ship over here at DC, but sometimes we have something so cool that we have to share it. As of this morning, we are in the process of finalizing a very cool update to our “Detroiter” box…just in time for the fourth quarter. Don’t want to give away the whole secret just yet, so here is a clue (A very well known pottery organization in Detroit has teamed up with us to create our newest gift item). Will post again next week with the finished product, stay tuned!
Take a look for yourself…the Peanut “Better” Cup. We have been working on this project for some time now, and are happy to say that our Peanut “Better” Cups will be available for the first time this weekend. Made with all natural peanut butter from Michigan’s own Koeze Peanut Butter and sprinkled with sea salt, it doesn’t get any “Better”.
Tune in to AM 760 (WJR) this weekend to learn all about your favorite chocolate store and our approach to “making your life delicious”. Casey was entertaining as always and shared a lot about what makes Detroit Chocolat special. We will update this post once the podcast is made available online.
MICHIGAN BUSINESSES POWER “DETROIT CHOCOLAT”
Local ingredients help make Detroit “Grande”
Sterling Heights, Michigan – June 12, 2013
Detroit area suppliers and business partners continue to power Detroit Chocolat to make “Grande” products. On Tuesday, June 18, visitors are invited to become amateur Chocolatiers using ingredients from local sources to create their own custom Chocolat bars.
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DC Press Release
Let’s face it, we can’t eat chocolate everyday. So when we need a break from snacking on our delicious Detroit Chocolat treats, popcorn is right there to pick up the slack. We have been looking all over Michigan for a gourmet popcorn supplier and stumbled upon The Popped Kernel. It didn’t take us long to decide that popcorn, nuts, chocolate, and caramel go really well together, and we added eight flavors to see how things go. The Popped Kernel is a Michigan small business worth supporting…”pop” in for a free sample sometime soon. As an added bonus, owners Mike and Geri will be part of our Supplier Showcase (6:30 to 8:00) next week on June 18th.
We were huge fans of Pewabic Tile (founded in Detroit in 1903) long before we opened Detroit Chocolat. They embody everything that makes Detroit such a rich culture and art destination. This week, we added Pewabic as an official supplier and DC now offers a variety of Detroit and Michigan themed tiles along with ceramic coffee mugs. We also happen to be working on a “Detroiter” project with our friends at Pewabic that will be available in early fall 2013…trust us, its pretty awesome!
Over a century since Pewabic was founded, we are proud to help carry on the tradition of revival and inspiration at Detroit Chocolat.