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Contact Us/Hours


  • Toll Free: 844-88-CACAO (2-2226)
  • Direct: 248-723-8008
  • Fax: 248-792-2496

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address and Directions:

  • 1728 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009
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  • We are on West Maple Road between Southfield and Cranbrook roads about 2/3 mile west of downtown Birmingham, next to Comerica Bank.
  • Free convenient parking, front and rear.


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Our Story Growing up as an outdoorsy kid in the country, rainy days inside could be a challenge. Fortunately my mother let me bake chocolate cakes for the family dessert – we were big time dessert people breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part was that my brothers missed out on licking the bowl, spoon and scraper! Dessert and chocolate were synonymous.  After graduating college with a degree in Astronautics, I began my chocolate training as a flight test engineer. The other guys thought it was a parachute on my back; just my candy stash. Today I make chocolate planes which of course need to be taste tested. Later as a business consultant, I learned how to get a meeting off on the right foot – with a pile of chocolates in the middle of the table. The meetings weren’t over until the candy was gone.  When it was time to retire from the corporate world, I was experienced in most industries except retail small business and residential construction. So while plotting modular home construction and flipping a house, I got to hanging out with other corporate-drop-out chocolate entrepreneurs and a lifetime of training started to come together. Ultimately it was a fork-in-the-road life decision: rest & relaxation or small business retail. I did not make the rational choice.  Now I work harder than ever. Birmingham Chocolate was established in 2008 as a boutique chocolateria in Birmingham, Michigan (not Alabama or the UK), an upscale suburb of Detroit. From the beginning, we have been committed to hand-crafted, small batch chocolate making. This is art, not automation – you can taste the difference. Our truffle flavors need to be clear and “pop” and complement the chocolates with which they are paired.  In recent years we have adjusted our chocolate making to include only all natural ingredients wherever possible. The shop has been kosher certified almost from the start. We are experts at customizing chocolate molded novelties for business gifting, weddings, holidays and other special occasions. We love to personalize our chocolates – this can get interesting!  We have developed a proprietary approach to making bars with large inclusions. By late 2014, we settled on the flavors for the bars using dried fruits, spices and nuts as inclusions. A deep chocolaty but slightly edgy 72% cocoa extra bittersweet (no added cocoa butter) chocolate was selected. The bars were all natural, vegan, kosher, gluten free and non GMO. We have recently become organic and fair trade certified for a line of the bars. Our organic bars are now paired with either 66% or 74% cocoa chocolate based on flavor profiles and are USDA Organic certified by OEFFA and Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA. The 74% cocoa bars are soy free so there are no allergens.  Today we sell retail from our storefront and ecommerce site at We are wholesaling to markets, groceries, bakeries and retailers as we extend the Birmingham Chocolate brand nationally. Yes, life is like a box of chocolates.   Doug Cale, Head Chocolatier