TCHO: San Francisco's Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory

By Antonio Barrios of The St. Regis San Francisco
January 30, 2013 | San Francisco, United States
TCHO: San Francisco's Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory
Shot by Joshua Homnick. Edited by Ramon Campos.

Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate — and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.

You can also — and too few people know this — take a tour of TCHO's artisanal chocolate factory, right on the bay. It's an insider's look at how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and includes plenty of taste testing — all in the name of education, of course.

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