Royal Palm Chocolates selected for GRAMMY event gift bags


NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Royal Palm Chocolates of Naples, Fla. has been selected as the chocolatier for the 15th annual GRAMMY Foundation’s’ Music Preservation Project celebration on Feb. 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, one of the major GRAMMY Week events. Owners Philip and Stephanie Fincher will create and package more than 25 chocolate gift boxes for the winning and nominated performers at the event.

Play It Forward: A Celebration of Music’s Evolution and Influencers,” features GRAMMY winners Leanne Rimes, Emmylou Harris, Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams and Rodney Crowell. Also appearing are this year’s GRAMMY nominees Ed Sheeran and Lupe Fiasco, and a host of other musical artists.

Chef Philip has prepared a special collection comprised of the season’s newest flavors and his signature vanilla caramel, dark ganache and classic raspberry. The freshly prepared chocolates will be air shipped to Beverly Hills just in time for the event.

Royal Palm Chocolates recently moved to their new 4,200-square-foot retail center at 1084 Business Lane off Old 41 in Naples, Fla. just one minute away from the former location. In addition to their many favorites, the Finchers have added several new flavors including boysenberry, cointreau, French silk, lemon tart, mango white pepper, orange passion and strawberries and champagne. They have also added a special assortment of caramels. An observation area allows customers to view the art of chocolate making first hand. Chef Philip will launch a series of chocolate-making classes in the near future.

More about Royal Palm Chocolates
Headquartered in Naples, Fla., Royal Palm Chocolates is a family venture co-owned by former attorney Philip Fincher and his wife Stephanie. Family members have also joined the business, fulfilling Philip’s lifelong passion as a chocolatier. After extensive training with world champion pastry chef and chocolatier Ewald Notter, Philip created confections in the pastry kitchen of the 5-Star and 5-Diamond Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. When the opportunity arose for the Finchers to open their own chocolate shop in 2009, Royal Palm Chocolates was born.

The company has garnered local and national acclaim for “creativity, adventurous flavor combinations and ‘true’ chocolate taste.” From retail to corporate gifting to the bridal industry, Royal Palm Chocolates offers gourmet premium chocolate flavors, chocolate wafer cookies, milk and dark chocolate bark, and seasonal novelties.

More about the GRAMMY Foundation
Since its inception in 1989, one of the GRAMMY Foundation’s core missions is to preserve historic music-related materials, such as recordings, films and photographs. As time elapses, many significant moments in music history are in danger of deteriorating to the point where they will be lost forever. Each year the Foundation gives grants to archives, artists and other foundations with the goal of saving these materials for the enjoyment and education of future generations, in addition to producing an annual music preservation-themed GRAMMY Week event.