I found myself in San Francisco the other week (day-job obligations…) and heard that the weather was pretty nice. As anyone who travels for work knows, you tend to spend most of your day inside conference rooms and hotels. I snuck out for lunch on one day and took in the +17c weather and the always cool bay-city architecture. I didn’t get to see much on this particular trip, but one day I’ll get myself to the Golden Gate bridge.
On my last evening, I was determined to find a great little home décor store, but alas, found a chocolate store instead. And oh, what a find! I almost missed it on Market Street, it’s such a tiny little store, barely wider than the door. But Chocolatier Blue was calling my name.
Naturally, all of the ingredients are super-fresh, with all the chocolates and truffles made in small batches. I didn’t know where to start.
I finally ended up choosing these six absolutely delicious beauties:
From top left: 75% dark chocolate, passion fruit caramel, pumpkin. Bottom left: peanut butter & jam, gingerbread, pb crunch. All of them were fantastic, but of my little selection, my number one vote has to go to peanut butter and jam. Absolutely decadent. And who doesn’t like a good pg&j?
The original Chocolatier Blue opened up in Berkeley, California and along with this little outlet on Market Street there are two others in the Bay area. A store in Salt Lake City, one in Nebraska and one in Venice, California round out the locations to satisfy your sweet tooth.
So it would now seem that I have to add Chocolatier Blue to my must-see (must eat?) list along with the Golden Gate Bridge for the next time I’m back in the Bay area.