Ooh, lucky us! We were walking down the waterfront, between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, and practically stumbled into TCHO Chocolates at Pier 17 in San Francisco. What a lucky find!
I had first seen their chocolates at Calafia in Town & Country, Palo Alto. They have a cute gift box supplying the recipient with a TCHO-a-day for 14, 30, 60, or 90 days. Very cute, I thought.
But, at the Pier 17 location, I was finally able to taste their chocolates, and boy, what a revelation. Instead of obsessing over cacao percentages, TCHO has set out to create flavor-driven chocolates. My family had a great time trying the four different blends – Citrusy, Fruity, Chocolatey, and Nutty. Fortunately, each of us had a favorite, which means we can share a sample box very easily.
For the holidays, TCHO has so many gift options, I don’t really know where to start. My sister and dad are receiving the 8-bar tester, so they can figure out their favorite flavors. My dad is also receiving chocolate drenched macadamia nuts, in honor of our vacation this summer. Personally, I hope Santa will tuck a tin of hot and cold drinking chocolate in my stocking!
In addition to their Pier 17 flagship store, you can also find the chocolates at Calafia Restaurant in Palo Alto, Draeger’s in Menlo Park and Los Altos, Bianchini’s in Portola Valley, and a host of places in San Francisco and cities north. Check here for a complete list. And if you prefer, you can order online, which actually looks better to me, since they offer loads more options!