Thursday, November 30, 2006
I left my heart in Ghiradelli
Just came back from San Francisco and a whirlwind of wedding planning, and walking around the City is just what the doctor ordered. It's been so long that even Fisherman's Wharf and chaos of Union Square was delightful.
Even Ghiradelli Square managed to charm me. How did they do it? One, they have a sock store. Yes, a store just for socks of all kinds.
Second, the Ghiradelli store. Normally I am not a particular fan of Ghiradelli chocolate -- I've been more of a Scharffen-Bergen devotee (at least before they were bought up by Hersey). When Ghiradelli gives out free chocolate samples, though, I don't turn them down.
But what really won me over was their new Intense Dark chocolate bars. The Twilight Delight flavor is 72% Cacao dark chocolate ... and it was actually delicious. Forget that milk chocolate business, dark chocolate is the way to go, every time.
The Ghiradelli chocolate shop also has a soft spot in my heart because my sorority sisters bonded over a couple of Earthquakes - massive ice cream sundaes meant to be shared by a table of people.