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Dec 8, 2006 05:31 AM

Anybody know any specialty chocolatiers in the Detroit area...

...that carry house-made milk chocolate ginger?

I know, I know, it sounds like I'm asking for the chocolate equivalent of bologna with whipped cream, but my father really enjoys them, and hasn't had them for years! Ever since Sydney Bogg went belly-up, I've been searching for milk chocolate ginger around here, and haven't found any, save for one time at Gayle's chocolates in Royal Oak. I've been in there since, and even tried special ordering, and they just look at me like I'm crazy. I'm not saying I'm not crazy, but these do actually exist, and while they're certainly an acquired taste, I enjoy a couple when I buy them for my dad.

It'd really be nice to get him some for a surprise Christmas present this year, so if anyone out there has any leads, please be sure to list them here, since I'm willing to travel up to, say, one hour one way, to find them. Oh, and please don't suggest any mail order stuff. I have to try before I buy to know if they're any good or not. I only buy good, quality milk chocolate ginger, and from the dearth of it around here, it seems like that'll be the only way to find it.

Thanks in advance for the ideas, fellow 'hounds!

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  1. Boagman,

    Check out-

    This chocolatier is in Cleveland. They make artiisial chocolates, truly special. My family has French and Swiss friends who ask us to bring chocolate from Mitchell's when we visit.

    The dip crytalized fiji ginger in chocolate. Is that what you are looking for?

    My husband and I will be in Detroit for Christmas starting Christmas eve. I would be happy to bring you some fiji gingers from Mitchell's. First of all, I love to turn people on to this WONDERFUL chocolate and secondly, I love to help a foodie in need!

    1. Also, checkout the Graecia Collection chocolates on the Mitchell web site. These are new creations, introduced thi holiday season. I was lucky enough to try one of the prototypes of the Daphne. OMG! BEAUTIFUL!

      1. Maybe try Sanders ( with a few metro area locations. There's also a few chocolate stores in downtown Ann Arbor.

        1. boagman,

          I can order the ginger in milk chocolate from Mitchell's in CLceveland. Would you like me to?

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          1. re: luckygirl

            Color me shocked! I actually called Gayle at Gayle's chocolates in Royal Oak not 3 minutes ago, and she said that she would specially make me a batch of milk chocolate-covered ginger! Huzzah!

            Thank you so much for the offer, Luckygirl, but it looks like I won't need you to do that for me. My father will be so pleasantly surprised, and I'll be happy to help him out with them! ;)

          2. Another place worth checking out, if you're willing to get it shipped:

            509-A Main Street
            Evanston, Illinois 60202
            Phone: 847-864-5504
            Fax: 847-864-5573

            This is one of those VERY SPECIAL places, a storefront where they make, sell, and ship some of the highest quality chocolates you'll find anywhere in the country. And yes, they sell candied ginger, covered in milk or semi-sweet Belgian chocolate (on their website, click on "Toffee and Fruits" for a photo and description).

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            1. re: nsxtasy

              Hmm. Thanks for the recommendation. That's someplace I can remember for the future, when I run into the Idiot Employee From Hell at Gayle's again. Of course, I wonder about the freshness of shipped chocolates, but hey, milk ginger beggars can't always be milk ginger choosers.

              Thanks again.