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A list of local chocolatiers, candy makers and other chocolate-related businesses exhibiting at the 2010 SF Chocolate Salon

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The 4 Chocolateers are going to the 2010 SF Chocolate Salon, Mar. 20 at Fort Mason, SF. It looks like there will be a lot of chocolate to explore. Even sticking to local exhibitors only, we won’t be able to cover them all.

But we’ll try mightily.

Local chocolate vendors scheduled to be at the Salon

  • Sacred Chocolate, San Rafael, raw chocolates.
  • Guittard Chocolate Company, Burlingame, favorite local chocolate used by local candy makers.
  • Saratoga Chocolates, San Francisco. Truffles, hand-dipped fruit, trail mix and more.
  • The Tea Room chocolate, American Canyon, tea-infused chocolates.
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Francisco. What the world thinks of when they hear “San Francisco chocolate.”
  • TCHO, San Francisco, the science of chocolate.
  • NeoCocoa, San Francisco, shell-less truffles.
  • Kikas Treats, San Francisco, chocolate-covered treats.
  • CJ’s Bitz, Novato, chocolate-covered pretzels.
  • Socola Chocolatier3-5 cup chocolatier, Oakland. Owned & operated by 2 sisters. Known for unusual flavor combinations.
  • Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, San Francisco, fair trade foods.
  • Jade Chocolates, San Francisco.
  • Coco Delice Fine Chocolates, San Francisco. Gluten-free, locally-sourced chocolates.
  • Clarine’s Florentines, Lafayette, chocolate-covered brittle.
  • Napa Valley Fudge Company, Calistoga. Handmade fudge.
  • Vice Chocolates, Oakland.
  • Dolce Bella Chocolates, Saratoga. They grow a lot of their own ingredients.
  • Edible Love Chocolates, Berkeley, organic fair-trade truffles.
  • Coco-luxe Confections, San Francisco. Hand-down, the cutest graphics on their truffles and packaging.
  • Sterling Confections, Redwood City. I want to check out their truffle “logs.”
  • Gateau et Ganache, Palo Alto. Chocolates & handmade marshmallows.
  • Poco Dolce, San Francisco. Translation: little sweet or not too sweet.
  • XOX Truffles, San Francisco. One of our recommended chocolatiers.
  • Schoggi Swiss Chocolates, San Francisco. Imported, but local in the sense that this is their only US outlet.
  • Divine Organics by Transition Nutrition, Novato, raw chocolates.
  • Her Coconess Confections, Menlo Park. Rocky Road & salted caramels.
  • Snake & Butterfly, South Bay. Organic ingredients and peanut butter cups(!)
  • Truffles in Paradise, Scotts Valley. Lots of truffles that incorporate white chocolate.
  • Barlovento Chocolates, Oakland. A local leader in the farmers market chocolatier movement. Their Mayan Hot Chocolate Truffle is not to be missed.
  • Beaux Gateaux, San Francisco, vegan & traditional truffles and custom cakes.
  • The San Francisco Chocolate Factory, San Francisco.
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Published February 26, 2010