Gilbert Chocolates, a favorite in Jackson, MI and Okemos, MI, is pleased to announce that Gilbert Chocolates can now be purchased at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

“I am so pleased we could make a special box of chocolates just for the Grand Hotel” said owner, Brian Krichbaum. “The box features the hotel on the front and makes a really nice gift or souvenir of one’s stay at the hotel.”

Gilbert Chocolates, the oldest chocolate company in the state of Michigan, and The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, are both steeped in Michigan history.  Both businesses have been serving Michigan residents and tourists for more than a century.

Mackinac Island offers a step back in time to thousands of visitors every year who are looking for a relaxing vacation. The tourists know the fine quality and exceptional service they can receive at local shops and at the Grand Hotel, so it seemed natural to offer a custom-designed box of quality Gilbert Chocolates as one of the souvenirs of the island.

When John O. Gilbert started his company over 100 years ago, the finest quality ingredients, best materials, and careful attention to every detail were his included in his production standards. Those traditions continue today with the current owners, who still offer many of the secret recipes originally developed by the founder. Customers can buy chocolates online through the website, as well as their two local retail stores. Select vendors also provide the Michigan-made candy at their stores and gift shops throughout the state.

Gilbert Chocolates specializes in old-fashioned hand-made chocolate creams, caramels, and toffees as well as new items such as chocolate covered potato chips.  Always inventing, Gilbert’s newest introduction is the “chocolate pasty”.

Tourists to the Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island enjoy taking a bit of Michigan back home with them. Gilbert Chocolates designs many custom-boxes for special events, corporations, and tourist attractions, sharing a bit of history and information inside each box that is appropriately customized.