Gilbert Chocolates
Gilbert Chocolates
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Gilbert Chocolates traces its beginnings to John O. Gilbert, who came to Jackson from Findlay, Ohio in 1900. We still make our candies right here in downtown Jackson using his original recipes and equipment. Register for a free tour at our website, or just drop in for a step back in time and a taste of the best Made-In-Michigan gourmet chocolates you've ever experienced!
Jackson, Michigan

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SharonB231
Toledo, OH1,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This chocolate shop is conveniently located downtown. Shop is very clean and has a good selection of chocolates. These chocolates are made in Michigan. Some boxes come with a history of Gilbert chocolates in Jackson. Chocolates are delicious!
Written July 31, 2020
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ZeelandScoutMom
Ottawa County, MI836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We stopped into Gilbert Chocolates and were warmly welcomed. We were offered to sample anything of interest. The dark chocolate orange peels were excellent. The most surprising was the taste of the sugar free Haystacks and Turtles.....amazing!! We selected our own choice of chocolates for a box. Delicious Experience with absolutely wonderful customer service!
Written August 24, 2019
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SL D
Plainfield, NJ21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Stopped by on our roadtrip across Michigan, having booked the tour in advance on their website. Free tours are offered at 10 am on Tuesdays, in the big kitchen room behind the store. You have to wear a hairnet. We saw one short video (with props) about how chocolate is made and one about the history of the shop. Gilbert's is over 100 years old and much of the candy-making equipment is the same age, lovingly preserved/restored by the owners. When we arrived a big pot of liquid toffee was being stirred with a wooden spoon, then they poured it out on a slab of cold marble. One big circle for plain toffee, a smaller circle for mocha toffee. The hot liquid was quickly spread thin, then cut into squares using an antique hand roller thingie. Everyone watching got to taste. The children who were on the tour seemed as interested as we adults were. Next, "our" toffee pieces were put on a moving belt that pulled them into small machines that gave them a chocolate base, then enrobed them in a downpour of chocolate. The machines were mostly open so you could watch. Finally each piece was hand marked (so they can distinguish the mocha from the plain). We also watched another craftsperson hand-making individual chocolate-pineapple candies. In the store out front they sold a wide variety; they say new flavors are frequently added. One local family on the tour bought turtle-like (I think) candies shaped like lower Michigan state. I individually selected about a dozen different flavors (one was key lime) of what I'd call bonbons to fill a box for a hostess gift; also bought 4 types of fudge for myself. They have blocks of several fudge flavors on display and will cut a chunk of the size you want from any block you choose.
Written August 4, 2018
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Thank you for coming! It was such a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Come again any time you make it back to Jackson!
Written August 6, 2018
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