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



TCHO is a technology/chocolate mash-up, which sometimes offers tours of their factory

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3100 San Pablo Ave, Suite 170, Berkeley

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bean to bar In 2005, two founders of Wired magazine brought their tech savvy to chocolate making with a new company called TCHO. TCHO’s logo looks like shorthand for “Technology” but according to their website is the phonetic spelling of the first syllable of “Chocolate.”

TCHO started on the SF waterfront, but now have a factory in Berkeley. Their bars, tiles, cooking chocolate, and drinking chocolates are available around the world.

In September 2022, TCHO announced that its chocolate is 100% plant-based. Their milk chocolate bars have been replaced by bars that use oat milk, cashew butter, and coconut sugar to mimic the experience of milk chocolate without using dairy/animal products. Their cooking/drinking chocolates is also sans dairy.

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TCHO occasionally offers tours of their Berkeley factory. If you are interested, sign up for their newsletter on their website or follow them on Eventbrite.

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Published 30 July, 2019