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International bad news affects chocolate

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World events affecting chocolate in late 2014.

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Things are looking up in the candy aisle

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Drugstore boxed chocolates might be getting an upgrade soon.

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Pretty, shiny chocolates

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Add super-special color to chocolates without additives.

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What’s so funny ’bout chocolate?

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They say laughter is good for the soul. Chocolate is too. Makes sense to combine them.

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Chocolate Covered

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4069 24th Street, San Francisco Noe Valley DIY Tour Chocolate Mecca Chocolate Covered is mecca to chocolate lovers in the Bay Area. It has more varieties of chocolates than anybody else locally – over 600 bars from around the world. It’s also one of the oldest chocolate establishments in SFBA, started in 1994 by Jack Epstein. Some people refer to it …

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Noe Valley San Francisco tour

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Noe Valley is worth the trek to get to Chocolate Covered, a store that sells chocolate from around the world.

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Guittard Chocolate Company

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Guittard Chocolate Company is one of the original chocolate companies of San Francisco, established during the Gold Rush. Many local chocolatiers use Guittard chocolate to make their artisanal candies, and Guittard also has its own  own line of bean-to-bar single origin and blended bars.

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Vice Chocolates

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Vice Chocolates is a local chocolatier who primarily sells online and through farmers’ markets. Vice’s chocolates are all hand-decorated with special touches like edible gold and silver, handmade puffed rice, and freeze-dried raspberries. Chocolates include interesting combinations of some unusual flavors like lemongrass, Kaffir lime, yuzu, and local beer and wine. Chocolate names follow the Vice theme: Viva Las Vegan, …

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XOX Truffles

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754 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco North Beach DIY Tour Old-school French XOX Truffles is an authentic French chocolatier who’s been selling his handmade truffles in North Beach since 1997. With these hand rolled truffles, you can see the hand of the maker. And sometimes you can also meet the maker at the shop. So many truffles have been made here that …

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North Beach tour

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North Beach is full of coffee, tourists and Italian food — plus one really good chocolatier. Local artisan chocolatier: XOX Truffles

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