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

White chocolate experts

I’m not trying to butter anyone up but some of this year’s white chocolate competitors were lapping the field

Published 6 June, 2024

Toffee talk

Is bigger better? This year’s toffee competition had me pulling out a ruler

Published 5 June, 2024

Love + Chocolate – Rockridge

The newest chocolate option on College Avenue in Oakland sells an iconic Belgian chocolate brand

Published 8 February, 2024

TIL…

How to make hot chocolate taste even better

Published 31 January, 2024

Venchi San Jose

Come for the showy chocolate waterfall, stay for the Italian made chocolates and gelato

Published 3 January, 2024

Good and plenty

So many good entries in this year’s caramel competition

Published 28 December, 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 Towners” series

Published 7 November, 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

A few good bars

When the call for entries went out for this year’s chocolate bar competition, many chocolate makers answered the call but few were chosen (by me)

Published 20 June, 2023

White chocolate gems

A few little delights were discovered in this year’s competition

Published 4 June, 2023

Refined sugar

A trend in this year’s toffee competition was recipe tweaks

Published 31 May, 2023