Chocolate! Chocolate! My Kingdom for Chocolate– But Make it CHARLES Chocolate!! Fashiontribes.com LA Story on San Francisco Chocolatier, Charles Chocolate!
Tami Yu does what she does best as a chocolate junkie (aren’t we all?) and a writer of all things "foodie" and gourmand. Here she has out-done herself covering Charles Chocolate!
Charles Chocoholics Unite!
By Tami Yu
If you’re a total chocoholic like me, you’ll love the offerings from San Francisco artisan Charles Chocolates.
From their decadent triple-coated Chocolate Covered Almonds (so good I ate the whole tin in a weekend)
to the fresh white peach and passion fruit Pate de Fruit jellies, your taste buds will scream with delight.
I also love the Peanut Butterflies. I’m not usually a fan of peanut-flavored chocolates, but I really dig this one. The praline has a delicate brittle-crunch texture, and it comes in either milk or dark chocolate.
For an instant caffeine fix, try the Mocha Java bar. With the chopped mocha-java coffee beans, I guarantee instant buzz –better than drinking coffee!
Charles Chocolates just opened a temporary retail store in Laurel Heights for local SF foodies (now open through end of May)…they have tastings every Saturday, and they are also offering a Mother’s Day special of 15% off all products, until the end of May.
For the ladies: you can subscribe to the monthly PMS dark chocolate
assortment. A typical 12-piece box might have the following flavors:
passion fruit heart, raspberry heart, mojito heart, bittersweet peanut
butterfly, fleur de sel caramel, fresh orange chocolate covered marzipan, ginger truffle, honey lavender truffle, and espresso caramel. Now that should chase the bad mood swings away.
Use the online promotion code SPRING06 to receive the special 15%
discount through 5/31. THIS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY! Visit the online store at http://www.charleschocolates.com
Want to nab a discount in store? MENTION FASHIONTRIBES.COM BLOG POST and ask for the 15% discount– ONLY for Fashiontribes.com readers.
Store Hours: Open daily from 10 am — 7 pm
5/11 Extended hours: 10 am — 9 pm
3527 California Street (Laurel Village)
For more info, visit http://www.charleschocolates.com/store.php.
Spring Tasting Schedule
(10 am — 7 pm Every Saturday)
Saturday, May 13: Chocolate Truffles
Saturday, May 20: Fleur de Sel Caramels
Saturday, May 27: Peanut Butterflies
****MAY 11, 5-9 PM: SPRING CHOCOLATE PARTY!
Join Charles Chocolates and SmartsCo at the Charles Chocolates San
Francisco Store in Laurel Village on Thursday, May 11, from 5-9 pm.
They’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with extended hours at this
special chocolate tasting and shopping night. Sample the Spring 2006
Collection, select gifts for Mother’s Day, and check out ChocolateSmarts, the fun way to learn about chocolate.
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