FAQ

Where is Pete’s Chocolate Co. located?
There is currently no retail store for Pete’s Chocolate Co. products, and they are only available at the markets, events and retail locations listed here, by special order and for event catering. But what about the address that you see listed on the box? Our business address is in Detroit’s North End and our kitchen space is in Midtown, but truffles are not for sale at either of those locations.

Will Pete’s Chocolate Co. ever have a retail store?
Perhaps, but not any time very soon.

How long do truffles keep for?
The flavor and texture are best when they’re fresh. We put a 2 week shelf life on them for this reason, but as long as they’re stored correctly they will keep for at least a month.

How should I store truffles?
Keep them in a cool, dry place, ideally around 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit and no more than 55% humidity. They should be in the box or loosely covered at all times, as chocolate is absorbent and will pick up other flavors from the air. If you keep hand-rolled truffles in the fridge, they’ll last a little longer but it will affect their flavor and texture. Never store chocolate bars, molded or dipped truffles (the ones with hard shells) in the fridge, as this can lead to bloom.

Why is the hot chocolate mix kind of clumpy?
Two reasons! First, in addition to cocoa powder and sugar, our hot chocolate mix has ground up Belgian chocolate in it. The ground chocolate is not as fine a powder as the cocoa, and sometimes it sticks together. Second, we use nothing but excellent quality, all-natural ingredients in our products, which means no added anti-caking agent to keep the cocoa and sugar from clumping. We feel that having to break up a clump of powder once in a while is a small price to pay for not having unnecessary chemicals in our food!

Who drew the Truffle Man and logo for Pete’s Chocolate Co.?
Detroit artist Sammy Lewis does all the artwork and designs the packaging for Pete’s Chocolate Co.

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