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Gail's Blog

Moving Forward…

September 8, 2020

Since our shop reopened in April, the support you have shown us has been nothing short of incredible! From Easter Bunnies to Mother’s Day boxes and all chocolate treats in between. Before going any further, we just want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting our business during this unprecedented and difficult time. You … Read more »

Please also reference our complete Fall Operations Notes, but below is a quick summary. Starting Tuesday, September 8th, the shop will be open Mon-Fri, 10a-6p and Saturday, 11a-3p for curbside pick up, mail or web orders, and in-Madison delivery. The shop will be closed on Sundays. CURBSIDE PICKUP: If you would like to come pickup … Read more »

After much deliberation and with confidence, we have decided that the most socially responsible step forward for our staff, customers, vendors, and loved ones is to put production on hold and temporarily close all of our operations Friday, March 20 at 6pm. Our tentative plan is to be closed for two weeks and reopen in … Read more »

We remain dedicated to protecting our customers and staff. Together we are evaluating the situation around the clock to comply with all recommendations from health officials. We have encouraged all staff to work at their own comfort levels, whether that is staying home or working in staggered shifts. For now, our retail area will remain … Read more »

Article from TheRing.org Elevate your wedding reception with new trends and fine chocolates Fine chocolate may not be thought of as a big industry. Yet, it represents around 5% of chocolate market sales. Fine chocolate is defined in distinct ways. The flavor must be there, along with texture and appearance. You would also see limited … Read more »

Grand Opening Weekend!

May 24, 2017
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier on Atwood Ave Madison WI

Come see us in our new space as we welcome you to our Grand Opening Weekend, May 26-28. We haven’t gone far, but we’ve come a long way! Our new location is just across the street from the original location. We are now at 2083 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704. The Grand Opening Weekend event … Read more »

Hi, I’m not Gail, I’m Debra. I came to work at Gail Ambrosius last fall as seasonal help in the kitchen and I’m back again this year, up front selling those wonderful chocolates. I’ve been asked if I’m Gail, at least once a day, so I thought I’d tell you who I am. I moved … Read more »

Happy Birthday, Gail!

July 20, 2015

Last Friday we celebrated the birthday of our amazing, fearless, talented, multi-faceted leader Gail Ambrosius. Check out Gail’s reaction (right) to the staff’s gift. His name is Criollo (pronounced kre-ol-yo) and he is a gorgeous betta fish. What does “Criollo” mean, you ask? It is a rare variety of cacao tree that produces high quality … Read more »

The Root Beer Float

July 2, 2015

When Gail asked for a new flavor idea for Father’s Day, I, of course, had to draw upon my own father for inspiration.  When I think of root beer, I think of summers, 4th of July barbecues, and my dad. The man loves root beer. There’s even a brand of root beer called “Dad’s Root … Read more »

African Chocolate

June 8, 2015

As many of you know I have avoided using African chocolate due to potential issues with child labor or slave labor. I recently attended the Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam that focused on production and sustainability of chocolate. I learned that several of the large chocolate companies, and some smaller ones, are working hard to combat … Read more »