Sweeter Inspirations :: Charles Chocolates, Emeryville, CA

It’s new. It’s filled with tempting artisan chocolates. And it features delicous products handmade in small batches. It’s Charles Chocolates, with a retail store next to the factory, in fashionable Emeryville, right off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on the east side of S.F. Bay.

What is Charles Chocolates? It’s the story of one man’s dedication to the art of chocolate, his pursuit of perfection, and his complete and total passion for producing only the finest confections. Charles Siegel has been a part of the San Francisco chocolate scene since 1987 when he launched his first premium chocolate company, Attivo Confections. For over 7 years, Chuck dedicated himself to recreating many of our favorite childhood favorites with a decidedly gourmet sensibility.

Many products that are now fairly common in the world of gourmet confections were first created at Attivo, including “the Apple?, a giant Granny Smith apple coated in fresh cream caramel, dipped in bittersweet chocolate and then coated with Macadamia nuts or crumbled biscotti as well as the first gourmet s’more in 1989, featuring an organic graham cracker covered with a slab of bittersweet chocolate and a square of homemade marshmallow.

So shop online for Father’s Day and other days at www.charleschocolate.com/
or shop in person at their factory store at 6529 Hollis Street (between 65th & 66th Streets), Emeryville, CA 94608.

T: 510.652.4412 or toll-free 1.888.652.4412.

Hint: When you stop by the store, they’ll give you as many tastes as you like!!! And the Chocolate Twigs are especially delicious!

Posted by Gil Zeimer on June 13, 2007 in Food, Shopping, Travel

Comments (2)

  1. sheila vonbannk
    sheila vonbannk says:

    Please help me find the Pecan Cherry Bar, salty-sweet. 65% bittersweet chocolate.
    I bought my first at Whole Foods, Reno, Nv. they no longer carry this amazing bar!!!!
    is there a place I can order this chocolate delight????
    Thanking you now

  2. Gerry Jackson
    Gerry Jackson says:

    Hey I just came across this post on Charles Chocolates, and I have actually been out there a couple times over the past few years, mostly for business (unfortunately) but I did get the chance to have Charles Chocolates, and they were good I think I remember they also ship. I also just ran into another excellent Chocolatier out here in PA with similar products called Derry Church Artisan Chocolates. Their chocolates have the most intense flavors, and much better than the average chocolate out there! (believe me, I buy enough of the evil stuff to know what I’m saying!)
    I think the website on them is http://DerryChurchArtisanChocolates.com

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