Serious Eats with a Charles Chocolates tour

I was at a conference last week, so I didn’t have time to get a full review up today. Sorry guys!¬†Instead, check out the chocolate porn from Serious Eats’ tour of Charles Chocolates in San Francisco. Also, you can see my past reviews of their products here and here and here and here and here¬†and…

Charles Chocolates Caramel Almond Sticks

These Caramel Almond Sticks are the last of my free samples from Charles Chocolates. Sad, as I really enjoyed munching my way through their wares! The sticks are their “Fleur de Sel Caramel, enrobed… in 65% bittersweet chocolate and coated… in toasted almonds.” I loved Charles Chocolates’s Fleur de Sel caramel chocolates, so I had…

Charles Chocolates Teance – The Tea Collection

Charles Chocolates’s Teance Tea Collection, another free sample that I received, was absolutely gorgeous – little square tiles of slate grey adorned with traditional Chinese calligraphy. I have no idea how they did it, but I love the look. I also wish I knew more of the characters; second from the right is “cha” or…

Charles Chocolates Orange Twigs

Cybele from Candy Blog called Charles Chocolates’s Orange Twigs a signature item, which is perhaps why they included them in the box of free samples that they sent me. Charles Chocolates calls them “delicate milk chocolate ganache with a hint of fresh orange… coated in a thin layer of 65% bittersweet chocolate and then finished…

Charles Chocolates Triple Chocolate Almonds

Charles Chocolates contacted me when they launched a revamped website and a new flagship store in San Francisco. I got sent a bunch of free samples which I’ll be reviewing this week and into next, and I got an email interview with Charles Chocolates’s founder, Chuck Siegel, which y’all can read tomorrow! Today, however, y’all…

Charles Chocolates – Part II

Here’s the review of the rest of the box of Charles Chocolates that was introduced on Wednesday. We did the top row then, so today we’re going over the bottom row. First up, bottom right, the bittersweet chocolate fleur de sel caramel. It was goooood. You can buy a box of 10 or 20 of…

Charles Chocolates – Part I

I’d wanted to try Charles Chocolates for ages, and I was sad to have missed the chance to go on a tour of their factory when I was in the area. When they had a free shipping sale for the holidays, I jumped at the chance to pick up a box of their classic collection…

Charles Chocolates Sale

Via Chocolate Obsession: Charles Chocolates turns four tomorrow, and they’re running a few promotions to go along with their birthday. I’ve never tried them myself (I came close last winter, but after our Scharffen Berger tour, my folks elected to get Dim Sum instead of touring another chocolate factory), but I’ve read good things. See…

Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn

Via the NY Times food section, a little blurb about a yummy chocolate shop in Brooklyn, Nunu’s. They make absinthe chocolate – sounds neat, but as it probably tastes like licorice, not for me. From the photo that accompanied the article, it looks like Nunu’s has the same butterfly chocolate mold as Charles Chocolates (below…

See’s Assorted Chocolates Week – Day 3

Today marks the conclusion of Rosa eats her way through an entire box of See’s on her own because it’s delicious and free. I began my journey on Monday, continued on Wednesday, and today, the finish line is in sight. I’m not sure what makes the California Brittle Californian. It’s a hard toffee (with almonds)…