The Complete Chocolate Lover’s Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

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CBTB Do-It-Yourself Tours

Chocolate Deluge

We were awash in the El Niño of chocolate at the 2016 International Chocolate Salon.

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A Lousy excuse to talk about chocolate

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere, and not a bite we’ll eat.

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CocoaBella Chocolates: Closed

 Westfield Valley Fair Mall, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara South Bay DIY Tour Worldwide bonbons UPDATE 9/29/2016: We have learned that CocoaBella Chocolates has closed. CocoaBella Chocolates describe themselves as “curators of the world’s finest chocolates.” They carry chocolate from around the world, mostly bonbons & truffles. They usually have at least one local artisan chocolatier: currently Michael Mischer. CocoaBella’s flagship …

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Alexander’s Patisserie

Delicious, pretty truffles in the far South Bay.

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The Chocolate Garage

Small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate tastings feature makers you probably never heard of.

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South Bay tour

To come: a tour of South Bay chocolatiers, but here’s an overview.

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Snake & Butterfly

South Bay DIY Tour. Stop by for a drink or gelato, then take some chocolates home.

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Mariette Chocolates

South Bay DIY Tour. Chocolatier in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.

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Saratoga Chocolates

South Bay Tour. A chocolatier that also offers chocolate-making classes.

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Dolce Bella Chocolates & Café

South Bay Tour Stop. Makes their chocolates on-site.

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Chocolate Dream Box

South Bay DIY Tour. European-style chocolates & more.

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Fleur de Cocoa

South Bay Tour. Fleur de Cocoa Patisserie Chocolaterie Café has Paris on its mind.

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Schurra’s Fine Confections

South Bay DIY Tour. A traditional chocolate shop in San Jose.

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San Francisco Peninsula tour

The SF Peninsula, from Daly City to Mountain View, features a lot of traditional chocolate shops, plus a great artisan chocolatier, an interesting bean-to-bar shop, and a grocer who strongly supports local chocolatiers. However, to get a full view of the area’s offerings, you should also visit its farmers markets which usually have a local artisan chocolatier among their vendors. …

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