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Gayle's Chocolates has a new chocolate high heel shoe!

The Kate, our latest chocolate high heel shoe was designed in honor of the British Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  The solid chocolate shoe is made from premium white chocolate with a dark chocolate toe decoration and lightly dusted with non-toxic edible pearl and sapphire luster dust.  As with all of our large chocolate high heel shoes, it is packaged in a clear plastic purse and a satin bow.  The shoe measures 7 inches long and 5-1/2 inches tall.

To order, click here.

The Kate Chocolate High Heel Shoe

Gayle's Chocolates has a NEW Chocolate High Heel Shoe!

We have created a NEW Chocolate High Heel Shoe - our Violet Pump is the newest addition to our line of designer Chocolate High Heel Shoes.  Available in either Milk or Semisweet Chocolate with a chocolate flower toe decoration, this Violet shoe is packaged in a reusable clear plastic purse. Click here to purchase.

Chocolate High Heel Shoe - Violet



Vote Gayle's Chocolates on 4 The Best in the Detroit Area!

Vote for Gayle's Chocolates as the BEST Sweets and the BEST Hot Chocolate ... Vote for the places you LOVE on the Click On Detroit 4 The Best and earn points, pins and amazing deals along the way. Voting ends Feb 11...


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The Royal Oak Association of Retailers will present Ladies NIGHT OUT on Thursday, October 14th, 6-10 pm.  Over 40 Royal Oak stores and salons will create a fabulous night of fun on  'Ladies Night Out!'  The evening will treat ladies to art, fashion, fortune tellers, gifts, prizes, salon services, food, beverages, and... great savings. The website, , offers a downloadable coupon worth 25% off one item in each participating store, as well as a Prize Passport with a chance to win valuable gift cards to these businesses. Find a full list of participants on this site. So many great experiences await shoppers and browsers, and all are assured that What Happens in Royal Oak, Stays in Royal Oak!

Ladies Night Out


Gayle's Chocolates, in Royal Oak, Michigan, is now brewing Organic and Fair Trade coffee!

In an effort to promote sustainability and better trading conditions and to become more environmentally and socially responsible, Gayle's Chocolates, in Royal Oak, Michigan, has decided to serve only Organic and Fair Trade coffee.  In addition to 15 different roasts of coffee sold by the pound, we are also carrying  prepackaged regular and flavored coffees.

USDA Organic             Fair Trade

Sold by the pound:
Organic Colombian
Organic Peruvian
Organic Mexican
Organic Ethiopian Harrar
Organic Sumatran
Organic Sulewasi (Celebes) Toraja
Organic Mocha Java
Organic Gayle's Blend
Organic Gayle's Blend Full City
Organic French Roast
Organic Italian Roast
Decaf. Organic Peruvian SWP
Decaf. Organic Gayle's Blend SWP
Decaf. Organic French Roast SWP
Decaf. Organic Sumatran SWP

Sold in packaged 12 oz. bags:
Organic Gayle's Blend
Organic French Roast
Decaf. Organic Gayle's Blend SWP
Decaf. Organic French Roast
Organic Hazelnut Natural Flavor
Organic Vanilla Natural Flavor
Organic Cinnamon Natural Flavor
Decaf. Organic Hazelnut Natural Flavor
Decaf. Organic Vanilla Natural Flavor
Decaf. Organic Cinnamon Natural Flavor


Deneise Ramsey; a published writer will present selected narratives from her upcoming book on Sunday, May 16th at 1:00PM

Her writings are the result of interactions with a diverse group of people who have inspired a wealth of life lessons; some hilarious, none frivolous, some griping, none sad!  Her background is as varied as her narratives.  She is a graduate of the University of Detroit and has worked as the following:  Adult Education teacher, Rehabilitation Counselor for the physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged, Educational Sales Representative, Workshop Presenter, Manicurist and Writer.  With all of this as a background to her landscape, imagine the picture her words will paint!

Gayle's Chocolates invites you to join us!

Please feel free to call us with any questions:  248-398-0001

Administrative Professionals Day is on Wednesday, April 21

Times have changed. Secretaries are Administrative Assistants. Typewriters are flat screen computers. A cup of coffee is a soy non-fat latte. But appreciation is still appreciation and chocolate is the best way to show it.

Shipping deadlines:

For 2nd Day, order by Monday 4/19 3PM. For Overnight, order by Tuesday 4/20 3PM. For pick up from our store in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday 4/21, we open at 8:30AM!

Perfect Truffles

A gift of deliciously extravagant chocolates will definitely make someone feel very appreciated. Click here to see all the options.

Super Star

This Chocolate Star Box is the perfect gift for stellar performance. Click here for more details.

Step into Spring

High style is timeless and always in good taste. Click here to see our newest high heels for Spring.

The Medium is the Message

There is no better way to say "Great Job" or "Thank You" than with really fine chocolate. Our Chocolate Message Bars speak in ten different languages. Words of appreciation were never so sweet or easy.


We have new Chocolate High Heel Shoes!

Gayle's Chocolates now has two new fabulous Chocolate High Heel Shoes to  add to your collection!  An Orange & Dark Chocolate Peep-toe or a Dark & White Chocolate Zebra Print Shoe!  Just in time for Valentine's Day, so drop those hints!  Order them online from our website under  Valentine's Day

For questions, please call 248-398-0001 or email

Gayle's Chocolates Easter Last Shipping Dates!

Don't forget, you can still send Easter Chocolates in time for Easter!

Here are delivery dates to keep in mind:
For 2nd Day Delivery - Order by Wednesday (3/31), 3:00 PM EST
For Overnight Delivery - Order by Thursday (4/1), 3:30 PM EST
For Saturday April 3rd Delivery - Please call 248.398.0001

View our Easter & Spring Chocolates and order online from our website!

Gayle's Chocolates has Easter Chocolates!

Easter is right around the corner and Gayle's Chocolates has you covered!  We have everything under the new Spring sun, from Chocolate-covered Easter Oreos to a 4-ft. Chocolate Bunny!  View our Easter & Spring Chocolates and order online from our website!

Come visit Gayle's Chocolates during the Downtown Royal Oak St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 13th!

Gayle's Chocolates has Irish Cream Truffles (made by Gayle!), Chocolate Green Shamrock Suckers, Green Holland Mints and other festive products for St. Patrick's Day!  Come and visit us on Saturday, March 13th before, during or after the Downtown Royal Oak St. Patrick's Day Parade!  Gayle's Chocolates is surely the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - a pot of chocolate gold, anyway!   For more information on the parade, visit the Downtown Royal Oak website

Update - we tied for third place!

Vote Gayle's BEST Hot Chocolate in Detroit!

Gayle's Chocolates has been nominated for BEST Hot Chocolate in the Detroit area.  Please go here to vote and make us #1!  If you haven't tried our Haute Cocoa, you're in for a real treat.  It really is the best around!  Spread the word and be sure to vote!  We need to move up in the rankings and win this!  Thanks!

Come in from the cold - warm up with Gayle's Haute Cocoa!

Brr!  It sure is cold out there!  With temps like these, stop in for a warming cup of Gayle's traditional Hot Chocolate or bring some home with Gayle's Haute Cocoa Cups!  Also available on our website under Only at Gayle's

For questions, please call 248-398-0001 or email


In the spirit of the season, Gayle's Chocolates would like to offer 10% OFF your entire holiday order to cover shipping costs!  Enter coupon code 'PEACE' when placing your order.  Offer valid through January 1st, 2010.

For questions, please call 248-398-0001 or email

Chocolate Turkeys

Gayle's Chocolates has Chocolate Turkeys!  Stop by Gayle's Chocolates at 417 S. Washington in downtown Royal Oak or shop online!  Choose from three sizes - a Small Turkey with Leaves (3.5" tall, solid), a Medium Chocolate Turkey (6" tall, solid), or our large Turkey stuffed with Gayle's Constant Craving (10" tall, 2 lbs. of Constant Craving).  A Chocolate Turkey from Gayle's Chocolates is the perfect gift or centerpiece to add to your Thanksgiving tradition!

For questions, please call 248-398-0001 or email

Small Chocolate Turkey
Small Chocolate turkey

Medium Chocolate Turkey
Meduim Chocolate Turkey

Large Chocolate Turkey with Constant Craving
Large Chocolate Turkey with Constant Craving


Gayle's Chocolates will be participating in this year's SPOOKTACULAR event in downtown Royal Oak on October 25th, from 2pm - 4pm.  Stop by Gayle's Chocolates at 417 S. Washington in downtown Royal Oak to show off your costumes and Trick-or-Treat!  We will also have our much sought-after Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples at a special Spooktacular price!  Last but definitely not least, we will have a special raffle for our marvelous Marble Chocolate Turkey, valued at $100!  With all of these fabulous reasons to stop by, this is surley not an event to miss!

Info: In this 26th annual event, trick-or-treaters take to the streets with businesses handing out candy and other goodies. Trick-or-treating will be on October 25 from 2pm - 4pm. Additional activities include face painting, pumpkin bowling and more! Be sure to check out the art projects from local elementary school students hung in store windows throughout downtown.
Date: October 25, 2009
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Downtown Royal Oak
Price: FREE admission, sponsored by the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority
For more information, please visit

Zombies outside Gayle's Chocolates
More zombies outside Gayle's Chocolates


Gayle's Chocolates will be participating in the Ladies Night Out event in downtown Royal Oak on September 24th, from 6pm - 10pm.  Stop by Gayle's Chocolates at 417 S. Washington in Downtown Royal Oak to try some delicious dark chocolate mousse.  The perfect pick-me-up on your shopping spree with your girlfriends!

Info: Ladies Night Out provides women the opportunity to experience downtown Royal Oak with friends. Special prizes, activities, beauty treatments and specials. Check back soon for more information on what specific businesses are offering.
Date: September 24, 2009
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Downtown Royal Oak
Price: Free
For more information, please visit

Local News from Royal Oak, Michigan

July 18th and 19th are the days for the annual Royal Oak City Garage Sale and this year Gayle's Chocolates is joining in. We are cleaning house and making room for new molds, boxes and ribbon.  You will find same good deals on ribbons, unique boxes, slightly used baking pans and chocolate molds.  Of course, there will be some great deals on chocolate, tea and coffee.


New Airport Store Opens at DTW

Gayle's Chocolates opens a second store at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  Gayle’s Chocolates has opened its second store at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The 900 square-foot chocolate emporium is on the concourse level of the new North Terminal near gate D20. Complementing the seven-year-old store in the McNamara Terminal, the new store carries the diverse assortment of premium, handmade Gayle’s chocolates and truffles that discerning chocolate fans have come to know and love. Gayle’s chocolate varieties range from casual, chocolate-covered Rice Krispies Treats™ and huge nut clusters to sophisticated jasmine tea truffles and decadent, handmade marshmallows.

“Fine chocolate is an affordable luxury, especially in a tough economy, and we continue to look for new and exciting ways to bring our quality chocolate and truffles into people’s lives,” says proprietor Gayle Harte. “As a locally-owned business, our stores at Metro introduce our unique chocolates and truffles to visitors from across the country and around the world.”

Pre- boxed and boxed-to-order gift packages are perfect last-minute gifts for busy travelers flying in to or out from Metro. Those changing planes and wanting a quick chocolate fix need look no further than Gayle’s. Gayle’s currently offers hand-dipped caramel apples, pumpkin pie truffles, and chocolate-covered, holiday-themed Oreos. There’s even a chocolate party pumpkin filled with dark chocolate ganache with accompanying cookies for dipping.

Gayle’s Chocolates has been a Royal Oak destination since 1984. Unrelenting in the drive for chocolate perfection, Gayle’s was voted Metro Detroit’s best chocolates in the Metro Times’ 2008 Best of Detroit. Call 248.398.0001 for more information. Gayle’s Chocolates: for the love of chocolate.

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