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Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet – San Leandro

A local chocolate institution founded during the Gold Rush in SF. This is also corporate headquarters.

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1111 139th Ave, San Leandro

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Ghirardelli Chocolate started by Domenico Ghirardelli during the Gold Rush in SF is one of two local chocolate pioneers (the other being Guittard) still in business today. Ghirardelli was bought by Swiss chocolate manufacturer, Lindt, in 1998, but continues to be a separate brand headquartered in SFBA (this location).

They make chocolate bars, tiles, barks, molded chocolates, drinking chocolate, and baking chocolate. Their chocolates are available in stores nationwide, on their site, and at Ghirardelli Square in North Beach.

In addition to being at corporate headquarters, this site has fountain service and is an outlet selling discounted chocolate.

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Published 1 February, 2022