Friday, March 27, 2009

Ghiradelli Chocolate: A San Francisco Treat

Rarely a trip to San Francisco passes without a visit to Ghiradelli Square. Consumption of their chocolate is an imperative when visiting the city by the bay. Not only is every flavor of Ghiradelli chocolate available in their cozy gift shop, but there is a soda fountain and ice cream bar in the space next door where you can indulge in a warm mug of their world famous hot chocolate, amply graced with fresh whipped cream, or a dish of your favorite ice cream flavors floating in their luscious hot fudge. While entering into your sugar coma, you can also observe their machine demonstrating the process of making chocolate. Mmmm....if only I could get one of those for my kitchen.

Patiently awaiting our Ghiradelli sundae with cookies 'n cream, coffee, and chocolate ice creams...drizzled in hot fudge, of course!

Eagerly anticipating the first bite...

...and he's had enough of my photographing. ;-) Time to dig in.

I can't believe how quickly we managed to consume that! :-)

Strangely, I found I have been horribly remiss in my SF trips with Ryan. He had never set foot in the chocolate haven until our last one. This is a double offense as he is the most sugar-loving person I have ever met. He certainly should have been introduced to the best place for sweet treats in San Fran!

P.S. This visit, we discovered a new flavor in their line of filled chocolates. PEANUT BUTTER! Move over Reese's, a new chocolate-peanut butter bite is in town. Ghiradelli's bars has peanut pieces hidden inside the thin chocolate wafers, giving a delightful crunch to each bite.

My handsome model demonstrating how to perfectly nibble a chocolate bar.


Rye-Rye said...

The peanut butter chocolate bars were delicious...however, I'm not a huge fan of the peanut chunks (as I'm sure you are well aware). AND WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE CHOCOLATE CHIP NOT STRAIGHT CHOCOLATE...SHEESH, what were they thinking ;-p

Beth said...

I also loved visiting the Ghiradelli factory in SF. My sister and I kept going in and out to get extra free samples.

bakerstreetrider said...

*Sigh* It is one of my goals before I die to have a hot fudge sundae in Ghiradelli Square. Are they as amazing as they sound?