Saturday, June 14, 2008

ChocolateBet: June 13, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:

1 serving/round bar
Colts Chocolates
Colts Bolts Chocolate Peanut Butter and Almonds
Good + - Very Good
Wt: 2 oz. (56 grams)
Calories: ~300 (not marked)
Cost: $ (~1.95? - have to double check/find receipt)
Purchased from: ?, in Burlingame, CA last year*

*Note: I think the little candy store where I bought several items in Burlingame last year (2007) may no longer be in business, or may have been "replaced" by Powell's Sweet Shoppe - which opened a Burlingame location in early 2008. This little place had the same idea as Powell's - and lots of candy and chocolate items from decades past, ice cream, and other novelties.

TCHO chocolate
TCHO is a chocolate manufacturer with technology/Silicon Valley roots.

I stopped by the TCHO office ( in San Francisco, CA, late this afternoon after a meeting. I parked the car and walked along the wharf area until I found their office, and opened the door to see if anyone was in. (I had stopped by earlier a few months back, and their office was closed.) I opened the door which immediately caused a small wind tunnel effect. And the two people I met there (Louis Rossetto and a woman - sorry I didn't want to further bother you by asking for your card) very generously tolerated my interrupting them (likely during non-visiting hours).

My intention was to say that I thought what they were doing was great. However, while I was there Louis very kindly offered to let me sample some nibs and chocolate they have in beta test phase. Very interesting, very pure flavors. Thank you to the folks at TCHO for the impromptu visit, and I look forward to hearing more about your chocolate factory - the only pure manufacturing plant actually in San Francisco from what I gather.

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