Why Desiderio

‘Desiderio’ is Italian for Desire.  It is Desiderio Chocolates’ desire to share those truly amazing moments, we just happen to share our moments with Chocolate!  Desiderio Chocolates prides itself on being a locally owned and operated Grand Rapids chocolate shop.  All of our artisan chocolates are made with organic, fair trade ingredients. Many of our treats are also gluten free chocolates. Our Chef, Vanessa, is also very proud of the line of vegan chocolates and vegan treats that she has created herself!  You may have also heard that several polls and publications have recently named Grand Rapids Beer City! We’ve taken the opportunity to share some of the desire for great craft beer in our craft chocolates.  In the online chocolate shop  you’ll find several craft beer chocolates, whiskey chocolates, and even some fruity chocolates.

About Vanessa  Vegan Chocolates


Mouthwatering combinations

When I was a child, my father was a salesman for a big company and used to travel to Europe and Asia often. One thing that have left a very positive impact on my creativity and my passion for food and flavor combination...Read more

Made with love

Growing up "pasticciare" (a mix between baking and making a mess) has always been my passion. My mother would make "crostata di Marmellata" (jam tart), with her homemade jelly, and always leave me a piece of the dough to play with...Read more

Only the best ingredients

There is no compromising when it comes to my choice of ingredients! The best money can buy, organic, local. As I say often to people that ask me why I do what do, "This is my passion... Read more