To me, Valentine’s Day ushers in the aromas of chocolate.   After serving as a judge at the International Chocolate Salon this past year and growing up near the Guittard chocolate factory, I can’t help being chocolate obsessed. And there’s no time better for chocolate than Valentine’s Day so here are some of our American chocolate recommendations for you:

Top Chocolate Picks

Chocolate from Dandelion Chocolate shopDandelion Chocolate
Upala, Costa Rica 70%
Available at Dandelion Chocolate

Poco Dolce toffee squaresPoco Dolce
Sea Salt Toffee Squares
Available at Bi-Rite Market

truffle at Recchiuti confections in San FranciscoRecchiuti
Star Anise & Pink Peppercorn Truffle
Available at Recchiuti Confections

Scharffen Berger menuScharffen Berger
Markham, Papau New Guinea, 68%
Available at online

roque chocolatier signRogue Chocolatier
Silvestre, 75%
Available at Fog City News

caramel hazelnuts from Recchiuti in Ferry buildingRecchiuti
Burnt Caramel Hazelnuts
Available at Bi-Rite Market &
Recchiuti in the Ferry Building

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