Who doesn’t love chocolate? I mean, really. Tuck a bar in a loved one’s bag or present one to your hair stylist or mail person. Tie a stack of different chocolate bars flavors together with a pretty bow and bring it to a party instead of a bottle of wine. No one will be disappointed. Keep your eyes open for chocolates from these Oakland-based companies:
- The Oakland Chocolate Company: The Oakland Chocolate Company makes 12 bean-t0-bar varieties, as well as adorable chocolate acorns, oak leaves and pre-boxed bonbons and truffles. Look for them at Oaklandish, the Old Oakland farmers’ market (Fridays) and the Montclair farmers’ market (Sundays).
- Vice Chocolates: Vice Chocolates is a tech-turned-chocolatier enterprise with roots in Oakland. Find Vice’s exotic fruit-and-nut flavor combinations and pre-boxed truffles at Star Grocery, The Pasta Shop and the Temescal farmers’ market (Sundays).