Chez nous fait chocolat. The words embroidered on Patricia Christopher’s crisp white chef’s jacket – “chocolate is made at this house” – hint at the story of Patricia’s Chocolate. It is the story of Patty’s second career as an artisanal chocolatier, and it has a decided French accent…
At home in her commercial chocolate kitchen in Grand Haven, Michigan, Patricia Christopher creates artisan chocolates that make the perfect party favor…
Patricia “Patty” Christopher is a perfectionist in a wonderful way. Her 21 extravagantly flavored, eye-catching chocolate confections are infused with Madagascar vanilla, Saigon cinnamon, banana and aged Cruzan rum, passion fruit and mango, blueberry wine and Earl Grey tea…
There is a real Patricia behind these chocolates. She and her husband Paul worked as school psychologists for thirty years, proving that they’re more than tough enough to work with as temperamental a material as chocolate. With training at The French Pastry School under her belt, support from neighbors, and the necessary municipal and county permits firmly in hand, the couple built a commercial chocolate kitchen in the lower level of their home in Grand Haven…
The chocolate we’re crazy about at the moment is Patricia’s Chocolate’s Michigan Bar, and why not? It’s a mitten-shaped, semi-shttps://pchocolate.wpengine.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.phpweet dark chocolate bar with winding grooves in the front to represent Michigan’s rivers. Flip the bar over and find crunchy pistachios, dried Michigan cherries and blueberries, as well as savory fleur de sel salt…
Remember Psych 101? Maslow’s pyramid of basic human needs? Our most basic physiological needs are sleep, water, food, sex and breathing, right? Well, he may have missed one – Patricia’s Chocolates.
126 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Tues – Thurs 11-5:30 Fri & Sat 11-6
Open Sunday 12/15 & 12/22 Noon to 4
Open Monday 12/16 & 12/23 11 to 5:30