Right away, I noticed the fine details that Gayle
The decor of the shop, the hand-rolled truffles lining the display case, & the exact sharp shapes that were in the chocolate gifts on the shelves.
Truly there is a chocolate gift for every occasion & personal touches for those special people.
I LOVE the high heel shoes!
Those are my favorite.
But I would totally give the tool set to my dad, too!
also specializes in wedding/event & corporate gifts & making CUSTOM boxes of chocolate.
No more guessing the inside flavors.
In 1979, Gayle Harte started Gayle's Chocolates with a clear and simple goal; make the best tasting chocolates possible and make them with creativity and imagination.
Gayle's intent has always been to recreate the magical taste of chocolates that she
remembered as a child.
Chocolates that were made in small batches daily with natural ingredients at neighborhood chocolate stores.
There is a trend today called artisanal chocolates, but Gayle
was making artisanal chocolates before it was even a trend.
began as a hobby at home that grew out of a love of cooking and eating.
Originally operating out of her
house in Huntington Woods, Gayle
was soon forced to move her
operations to a commercial space.
In 1984, Gayle
business to 417 S. Washington in downtown Royal Oak that today remains the main center of operations.
Along with handmade chocolates, Gayle
brought Royal Oak its very first espresso bar - a step ahead of the other coffee shops and cafes in the area.
Gayle's philosophy has not changed over the years.
All the recipes are the same as they were in 1979.
has said, "Everything is still made and packaged by hand.