Sunday, October 28, 2007

Recchiuti chocolates

The next time you're in San Francisco, you must save Saturday morning for a visit to the Farmers' Market at the Ferry building. Friendly vendors, offering samples of their fine local product, often organic, line the sidewalks.
Inside the Ferry Building itself are a number of small shops, and one must-visit is Recchiuti.
These people have a selection of hand-made chocolates that rival the high quality European chocolatiers.
So far, I've tasted their Pearl Mint Tea and Rose Caramel confections. These were beyond good. Both were fresh and flavored true to their names.
The mint was spearmint with peppermint and the green tea flavor was distinct and very pleasant.
The rose caramel, a shell of white chocolate, with a nearly-flowing caramel center, was so delicately flavored that I could really believe I was eating the scent of the rose/geranium combination they mix with the caramel.
The only thing I found really missing from Recchiuti was the fact that they don't use liquers or liquors in their chocolates. Too bad, because this keeps them one notch lower than the equivalent European competition.

Reviewed: Recchiuti chocolates
Personality: True and creative
How to enjoy: Make a special trip to San Francisco for these babies. Grab a coffee and sit out on the dock and watch the ferries go by.
1: Better than sex
Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy
Where to buy: At the store on the Embarcadero, or online at

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