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

Binging with Charles

Quality TV viewing needs some quality chocolate to go with it

Published 19 February, 2024

That’s different

Try these caramels described by their makers as “for a different experience from the traditional” and “caramel like you’ve never experienced it before”

Published 8 February, 2024


How to make hot chocolate taste even better

Published 31 January, 2024

Good and plenty

So many good entries in this year’s caramel competition

Published 28 December, 2023

Bonbon anniversaire!

Time flies when you’re having fun — it’s been 2 years already since Michael’s Chocolates took over the other-chocolatier-named-Michael’s Oakland space and lots has been happening there since

Published 20 December, 2023

Blue bird of happiness

Now that Twitter is no more — having been literally X-ed out by its owner — its iconic blue bird has disappeared too. Luckily there’s another blue bird out there that will attract your interest —if your interests include chocolate.

Published 29 November, 2023

The Out of Towners, Fall 2023 edition

This blog focuses on SFBA chocolate, but we like to review chocolate from other places too. We compile single worth-a-mention-bar reviews into articles for our recurring “Out of Towner” series

Published 7 November, 2023

Block o’ choc

Walk around a world of chocolate in half a mile or less

Published 30 October, 2023

Vegan converts

To be a vegan is a big commitment to a mindful way of eating. So what does it mean when a big company switches its entire product line to only vegan chocolate?

Published 12 September, 2023

Death [march] by chocolate

Walk a mile in my shoes — or 6.2 miles in my sister’s case — with stops for chocolate along the way

Published 31 August, 2023

It ain’t easy being green

A round of applause please for the chocolate makers and chocolatiers going the extra mile to make vegan chocolate that tastes as good as the original

Published 13 July, 2023