About Us

The Detroit Chocolate Company prides itself on creating custom, luxury chocolates for our corporate clients. These often include lavish custom gift boxes, ribbons, molds, flavors, hang tags, and much, much more. We offer easy and convenient ways to order our custom chocolates and can ship to an office, conference center, or other location anywhere in the US.

Our History

Maria and Raphel Bonnici were born in Malta at the turn of the 20th century. They saw an opportunity for a better life in America and emigrated to the United States in 1928. They settled in Downtown Detroit (Corktown) and Raphel was quickly employed at Dodge Main automotive. Maria brought her talents for cooking  and baking with her to this new country and thus came the genesis of the Detroit chocolate company.

Is Chocolate Really Good For you?

Is chocolate really good for you? We've always thought so, but in case you think we are biased, here is what the Cleveland Clinic has to say on their website: "Chocolate has gotten a lot of media coverage in recent years because it's believed that it may help protect your cardiovascular system. The reasoning being that the cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids. You may be surprised to learn that chocolate isn’t as bad for you as once believed." Sounds good to us!

Business Gifts

The Detroit Chocolate Company has a long history with providing high quality, sumptuous chocolates to various businesses, corporations, or for private events and business meetings. Whatever you need, we can make!

Corporate Events

Custom chocolate boxes are a great way to showcase your companies unique personality, as well as leave a lasting impression on your guests. From custom-stamped chocolates to truffle boxes, we have what you need.

Custom Chocolates

Why settle for ordinary chocolate when you can get custom, one-of-a-kind gifts? The Detroit Chocolate Company provides fair trade chocolates of the highest quality that are sure to stand out from the crowd.

Customer Service

The Detroit Chocolate Company prides itself on quality products delivered to your door in a timely manner. We work with various contractors to ensure that your custom chocolates arrive on time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use Fair Trade Chocolate?

The Detroit Chocolate Company only uses chocolate from sources that are certified “fair-trade”. FAIR TRADE means that cocoa farmers are paid a premium price for their cocoa beans, are using sustainable forms of farming, are following fair labor practices, and do not use child labor.

What does % of cocoa mean in chocolate?

When chocolate is defined with a “% cocoa”, that number represents the amount of cocoa butter and cocoa solids in the chocolate. The more cocoa and cocoa butter there is in chocolate, the less room there is for sugar.

What is the difference between white, mild, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate?

White Chocolate has no cocoa solids and usually is not listed with a %. Good white chocolate should have a high cocoa butter content and no other sources of fat. White chocolate has more sugar than milk, semi-sweet, or bittersweet chocolate. The other components of white chocolate are milk or milk solids and vanilla.

Milk Chocolate has a cocoa content of 36%-46%. Sugar and milk solids make up the rest.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate has a cocoa content of 52%-62%. Semi-sweet chocolate is a good entry level for those who are new to darker, more bittersweet chocolate.

Dark Chocolate has no milk solids added whatsoever and have a cocoa content of 70%-100%.