Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I shop for myself and for a gift in one transaction?
- How can I make a change or cancel my order?
- Can I return or exchange my order?
- How is sales tax calculated?
- What forms of payment are accepted for online purchases?
- What is a promotional code/what are the restrictions on promo codes?
- Will Ethel M Chocolates confirm my online order?
- Do you make substitutions?
- Can orders be shipped to U.S territories and international destinations?
- How are delivery charges calculated?
- How long will it take to process my order?
- When will my order arrive?
- Why are Crème Liqueurs Collection chocolates only available in some states?
- What are the shipping restrictions on the Crème Liqueur pieces?
- What is the shipping process to ensure product freshness?
- Do you use plastic in your shipping boxes?
- Can I get my order delivered on Saturday?
- Do you ship to PO, APO, AD and FPO boxes?
- What gift options are available during shipping of my Ethel M Chocolates order?
- Can I ship to multiple addresses on a single order?
- Do you take Corporate/Large Orders with Multiple Shipping Addresses?
- If a promotional offer includes a free item, can I ship the free item to a loved one?
- How do I get free shipping?
Safety, Security and Privacy
- Is the credit card information I submit secure?
- Does Ethel M Chocolates share my personal information?
- Are dogs/service animals allowed in the garden?
- Do Ethel M Chocolates contain allergens?
- How long will my chocolates last/how do I care for them?
- How much alcohol is in each of your Crème Liqueur chocolate pieces?
- Are Ethel M Chocolates products considered organic?
- What is the difference between sugar free and no sugar added products?
- Is Ethel M Chocolates Kosher?
- Are there any dairy-free products at Ethel M Chocolates?
- Is Ethel M Chocolates gluten-free?
- Is Ethel M Chocolates creating Hot Cocoa Bombs?
- Where are Ethel M Chocolates stores located?
- Are Ethel M Chocolates available at stores other than Ethel M.® Chocolates stores?
- Do the Ethel M Chocolates stores offer discounts?
- What pairings do you recommend for my Online Chocolate Tasting?
- Where can I purchase an Online Tasting Kit? Link to Online Experiences landing page
- Do I have to attend the Tasting Event to purchase?
- Where can I watch the recording from a previous Tasting event?
- How can I book a private tasting event?
- Can I purchase a tasting kit in any of your stores?
- Can we use our own Zoom link?
- Is there a limit to how many people can join?
- Are there group discounts?
- Can we split payment?
- Can we choose different kits for different people in our group?
- Can we include international recipients in our Online Tasting Event?
- Can you ship each online kit to a different address?
Can I shop for myself and for a gift in one transaction?
Not at this time. For orders with multiple addresses, we recommend you call our customer care line at 1-800-438-4356. We hope to have this capability available on ethelm.com soon!↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates has designed our shipping process to ship orders as quickly and accurately as possible to your specified location. To make a change or cancel your order, please contact customer service at 1-800-438-4356 within 24-hours of placing your order. Once your order begins to process or has been shipped, we are unable to cancel or make changes.↑ return
We Guarantee Quality or We Will Make It Right. Call Us With Any Issues at 800-438-4356.
When you place an order with Ethel M Chocolates, we want to ensure that your gift will be perfect upon arrival. To ensure food safety and preserve the quality of our chocolates (especially during the warm months and in southern states), we send your gifts in an insulated mini-cooler with ice packs to protect against heat damage. Between our thorough packaging process and 100% unconditional guarantee, you can rest assured that everyone will be satisfied with their Ethel M Chocolates delivery.
Ethel M Chocolates does not accept returns for unwanted products. However, if you experience a quality issue, please contact us immediately so that our team can work with you to address the issue. In some events, our team of customer service professionals will require you return your unsatisfactory product for inspection in order to issue a refund. In some minor cases, the returned merchandise may incur a 25% re-stocking and/or administrative fee.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates is required to charge all required and applicable state sales tax. Your order will be charged the appropriate sales tax rate for each state that we are required to collect tax for which the order was shipped. Ethel M Chocolates is required to charge sales tax in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.↑ return
For your convenience, Ethel M Chocolates accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Cards for online purchases.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates offers customers the opportunity to receive additional promotional savings on their orders. Customers are eligible to apply these promotional savings to new orders by entering the specified coupon code at checkout online. Click here to register to receive discounts on our website! You can sign up with your email address or become a fan on Facebook or Instagram for special promotions and announcements.
Ethel M Promotional Offers Fine Print● Each offer is valid for a limited time only and expires on the date specified in the offer.
● Promotional codes discounts are calculated per entered ship to address order.
● Discounts do not apply to gift certificates, tax, shipping, or handling charges.
● Shipping Discounts apply to Standard Delivery only on any order sent to a single shipment address on qualifying orders within the Continental United States. Additional shipping charges apply on orders sent to Hawaii and Alaska.
● Promotional codes may not be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers.
● Promotional offers are not for resale and are not able to be redeemed for cash value.
● Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases.
● If there is a minimum order quantity specified, that amount must be met before sales tax and shipping charges.
● Ethelm.com prices, promotions and selections may differ from those in the Ethel M Chocolate retail locations.
● Prices and promotions offered online may not be used in stores, and store prices and promotions (e.g., coupons or additional discounts) may not be used online.
● Discounts available while supplies last.
● Additional charges apply on shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and international destinations. Due to shipping restrictions, we are unable to ship to P.O., A.P.O, A.F.B., or F.P.O. box addresses.
● Ethel M Chocolates, LLC reserves the right to cancel or modify offers at any time. Void where prohibited.
● Other restrictions may apply.
If you provide your email address when placing your order, Ethel M Chocolates will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours that will include your order details including your order number. Please retain this email for future use should you need to contact customer service or need to track your orders' progress.↑ return
Ethel M reserves the right to substitute chocolate pieces in pre-packed collections or chocolate assortments of equal or greater value should an item become unavailable. Ethel M is unable to take special request chocolate piece substitutions for pre-packed collections.↑ return
In most instances we are able to ship your order to U.S territories and international destinations. For further information and assistance in placing an order for international delivery please contact customer service at 1-800-438-4356.↑ return
Depending upon your choice of delivery, shipping charges are applied to each shipping address that you request your order be shipped to. Shipping charges vary depending on the value of your total shipment. Shipping charges apply to each shipped address. To ensure your order is in premium quality upon arrival during the warmer months (usually May 1st through September 30th) or when shipping to warm weather areas, we ship our products in insulated shipping containers with ice packs.↑ return
Most orders from Ethel M Chocolates process within 3 business days, depending on your product selection. Due to the perishable nature of our gourmet chocolate, Ethel M processes orders for shipment Monday through Wednesday. This ensures that packages have a shorter transit time and that we are able to deliver a high quality product that you will love. Shipping "Design Your Own" or Custom Collection Products require a 3 business day preparation and packaging time, because each chocolate is hand-picked and each box individually packed. Please account for this additional processing time when placing your order.↑ return
Your chocolate order will ship via FedEx Ground, Express, or Overnight from our Gourmet Chocolate Factory in Henderson, NV, depending on your selected shipping rate (Standard or Rush), shipping address, and delivery requirements.
Orders shipped via standard delivery typically arrive Tuesday through Friday, to ensure freshness and quality.
We are unable to ship items for Saturday, Sunday, or Monday arrivals due to carrier requirements, weather restrictions, and the perishable nature of our products.
Arrives via Ground or 2-day air within 3-7 business days after order placement.
Orders arrive Tuesdays through Fridays.
*Please allow extra processing time for large quantity orders or multiple ship-to orders.
Excluding all Design-Your-Own/Custom Collections, your order will ship immediately upon receipt of your order. Orders for Overnight Delivery must be placed by 3pm EST/12pm PST. Design-Your-Own/Custom Collections and orders placed after 3pm EST/12pm PST will ship the next business day with FedEx Priority Overnight shipping.
Orders arrive Tuesdays through Fridays.
*Please allow extra processing time for large quantity orders or multiple ship-to orders. *Exceptions may apply during November & December.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates Crème Liqueur Collections contain alcohol and therefore are subject to alcohol shipping requirements that are established by each state. We are required to follow the restrictions by law and therefore can only ship to the states that permit shipping of alcohol or alcohol containing food items.
Ethel M Chocolates is only permitted to ship our liqueur based chocolates to the following states:
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Orders for Ethel M Chocolates Crème Liqueur Collections may be placed from any state by persons 21 years of age and older.
Shipping of Ethel M Chocolates Crème Liqueur Chocolates is restricted to only states that permit the shipping of alcohol-based liquor products.
Therefore we can only ship these alcohol-based products to recipients that are 21 years of age or older and are located in the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, HI, IL, IA, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NV, NJ, NY, OR, TX, VA, WA, WV
We are sorry, the law does not allow us to share our great Crème Liqueur products with everyone, but we are required to follow each state's laws and shipping requirements.↑ return
We take the extra steps to guarantee your chocolates arrive in a manner that will ensure food safety and preserve quality.
During warm months and warmer days throughout the year, Ethel M Chocolates carefully packs your order in a paper-based recyclable insert designed to provide temperature control for perishable delivery with frozen cold packs to protect your chocolates' freshness and exquisite quality. Before sealing the box and sending it on its way to your specified destination, our packaging experts will include your personal message and any required packaging paperwork.
Between our thorough packaging process and 100% unconditional guarantee, you can rest assured your gift recipients will fully appreciate every gift from Ethel M Chocolates.↑ return
With every shipment, we have two goals. The first is to make sure that your chocolates are delivered in the highest quality. The second is to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible. That’s why we include only the materials that are necessary to achieve both. If you receive an ice pack in your package, it’s because the journey of your gift passed through a destination that was greater than 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the melting point of our chocolate. The good news? The ice pack is environmentally safe and reusable. So rest assured that all of these materials are either recyclable or necessary for the journey.↑ return
In some areas Saturday delivery is available at an additional charge. Deliveries are scheduled from Tuesday through Friday, excluding carrier service holidays or weather issues. To inquire about a Saturday Delivery in your area, please contact our customer service experts at 1-800-438-4356.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates is unable to ship products to PO, APO AD or FPO Box Addresses.
A street address with a rural route box, highway or star route can only be accepted with a phone number. We request phone numbers for all gift recipients to ensure delivery of your gift when intended.
Ethel M Chocolates uses express delivery methods to provide customers with a taste filled quality chocolate experience. Therefore our carriers require that we only ship to specified street addresses.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates offers the ability to ship your order as a gift to an address that is different from your billing address. When you choose to send your order to an address other than your billing address, Ethel M will only include a packing slip without any pricing and payment information that includes your personal message, should you choose to include one during checkout (via the cart page).↑ return
We do ship to multiple addresses for Corporate/Large Orders. A minimum of 15 Shipping Addresses is required. If you would like to place a Corporate/Large Order, please download the file linked HERE. Please complete this file with the Name, Address, City, State, Zip, and Phone of every recipient and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, phone number, and preferred date and time of contact. Our Customer Service team will then contact you to process your credit card information and complete your order.
Please Note: Shipping rates are charged per individual recipient address.
A minimum of 15 Shipping Addresses are required. If you would like to place a Corporate/Large Order with multiple Shipping Addresses on a single order, please download the file linked below. Please complete this file with the Name, Address, City, State, Zip, and Phone of every recipient and send it to email@example.com. Please include your name, phone number, and preferred date and time of contact. Our Customer Service team will then contact you to process your credit card information and complete your order.
Minimum spend of $500 is required for corporate order processing.
Please Note: Shipping rates are charged per individual recipient address.
Unfortunately we cannot ship one order to multiple addresses.↑ return
You automatically qualify for free shipping within the Continental United States when spending $100+ on a single order. There is an additional charge for orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. To receive additional promotional codes, join our VIP Email List here.↑ return
Yes! Every step of the Ethel M Chocolate online ordering process that requests credit card information employs secure socket layer (SSL) encryption, as well as follows Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI Compliance). These two standards ensure that your credit card information is unreadable should anyone attempt to intercept it.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolate respects our customer's privacy and personal information. We use SSL technology in our websites to securely acquire and store your personal information. Because Ethel M Chocolates is a brand owned and operated by Mars Incorporated, your personal information may at times be shared with Mars Inc.↑ return
Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Cactus Garden. This is for their safety. The cacti are exposed and close to the path. There's a very high risk that animals will come in contact with cacti if they stray from the path at all.
Under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals (dogs and miniature horses) are permitted and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
Ethel M Chocolate products may contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat or soy. Although we realize that this may disappoint some of our customers who suffer from food allergies, the safety and well being of all customers is our top priority.
We encourage our customers that have food allergies to read our ingredient labels prior to indulging in our gourmet chocolate products.
Visit our Allergen Information page for ingredients and allergens of our individual chocolate pieces.↑ return
This chocolate isn't like most other chocolate you know. It is made with fresh ingredients and is meant to be enjoyed fresh.
We recommend enjoying your Ethel M Chocolates within a few weeks of receiving them. If saving for a later date, freeze in an airtight container for up to 4 months. For the best tasting experience, bring chocolates to room temperature before enjoying.
To experience the full impact of our chocolates and their premium flavors we recommend chocolates be enjoyed and stored at room temperature (65 to 75F).
Our chocolates may also be refrigerated to preserve freshness. Simply wrap the chocolate in their original packaging and refrigerate at 40 to 45 F prior to consuming allow chocolates to return to room temperature to experience the full impact of our unique flavors and textures. We recommend the chocolates be enjoyed within 14 to 30 days of purchase even if refrigerated.
It is best to store chocolates away from products with strong odors since chocolate can absorb odors.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates Crème Liqueurs Collections chocolates contain alcohol in excess of 0.05% by weight.↑ return
No. Ethel M gourmet products contain no artificial preservatives and are made from the finest ingredients available. However, our products do not contain organic ingredients and therefore are not classified as organic.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates Sugar Free and No Sugar Added chocolate products both utilize our Sugar Free Milk Chocolate and Sugar Free Dark Chocolate. Our Sugar Free products contain no sugar from either the chocolate or the filling. Our No Sugar Added Products contain No Additional Added Sugars, but do contain sugar from the natural ingredients used in the fillings.↑ return
Currently our storefront locations are not certified, however our assorted Kosher products can be verified per collection by locating the Kosher Dairy OU-D symbol at the bottom of Nutritional Facts per assortment.↑ return
Not at this time. All Ethel M Chocolates product contain Milk and Soy and may contain Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Egg.↑ return
The products we currently have available for purchase with the exception of some fresh chocolate dipped items only offered in our Henderson, NV flagship store, do not contain any wheat. "Gluten Free" labeling requires very rigorous 3rd party equipment and product testing, and is a certification we are currently investigating.↑ return
Unfortunately, we do not produce Hot Cocoa Bombs.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolate currently own and operates 5 chocolatier stores in the Las Vegas Area. Click here for a complete listing of our Ethel M.® Store Locations. You can also purchase Ethel M Chocolates via our website, ethelm.com, or via the phone at 1-800-438-4356.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates are available for retail purchase at select locations other than Ethel M Chocolate stores. For help finding Ethel M outside of Ethel M Chocolate stores, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-438-4356.↑ return
Ethel M Chocolates offers customers the opportunity to utilize special discounts and promotional offers when available. Offers may be available for in store use or on the web depending on the offer's restrictions, and only one offer may be redeemed at a time.↑ return
You can find our Head Chocolatier's pairing suggestions here: Tasting Pairings Information↑ return
Visit our Online Experiences page to purchase and learn more about our upcoming tastings.↑ return
Attendance is not required but highly encouraged to join in on the full experience from the comfort of your home! Don't worry, we always record each experience for you to watch at a later time that works for you!↑ return
Checkout our Online Tasting Information Gateway page for past tasting experiences. We typically upload each recording 1-2 business days after the date of the event.↑ return
Visit our Private Online Tastings page to inquire and learn more about booking your private event. After completing our form, you will receive an automated email that includes additional information, along with some standard FAQ's. Please reply to the informational email to receive a response from our Events Coordinator.↑ return
Unfortunately, we only sell our online tasting kits online at ethelm.com.↑ return
Yes! We are happy to join any platform you host your regularly scheduled meetings on.↑ return
We can host up to 100 people in a meeting format, and up to 500 in a webinar format.↑ return
Group discounts range 5% - 15% depending on number of attendees. If you would like additional information Visit our Private Online Tastings page to inquire and learn more.↑ return
Payment can only be split evenly between two debit or credit cards and must meet our minimum of $500 combined. Both payer’s billing addresses and contact numbers must be provided at the time of payment.↑ return
We ask that everyone in the group has the same tasting kit so you can all learn about and taste the same pieces. Special accommodations upon request for any nut allergen.↑ return
We do ship internationally to certain countries with an increased shipping rate. All other countries can be requested but not guaranteed. Please provide international addresses in advance for consideration and complete payment 3-4 weeks prior to tasting if early shipping is required for international orders.↑ return
Absolutely! All domestic addresses are $12 each, shipped 2-day with ice via FEDEX.↑ return