I Regret Nothing! Chocolate Overload at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon

San Francisco Chocolate Salon - Candy Hearts
The San Francisco Chocolate Salon is an annual indulgent extravaganza.  Held in Fort Mason's Festival Pavillion, the event showcases exquisite chocolates from the Bay Area and beyond.

The festival opened at 10 am but even though we had bought tickets in advance and got there before ten, it took nearly 30 minutes for the organizers to process the waiting attendees.  It was pretty irritating that those who bought tickets at the door were able to stroll to the front of the line while those like us who planned in advance had to wait.  Consumption of chocolate releases endorphins so my irritation quickly faded once we got inside and started sampling.

Some of our favorites included Truffles in Paradise, Barlovento (their chipotle and chocolate coated almonds had a real kick), Tcho, Posh Chocolat (loved their unusual flavored salt caramels), and William Dean (the truffles were almost too pretty to eat).  

Christopher Michael's Pig Caramel was unusual and delicious.

San Francisco Chocolate Salon - Pig Caramel Chocolate

Sacred Chocolate was definitely offbeat.  The folks manning the table were whimsically dressed and had butterflies in their hair.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - Pig Caramel Chocolate
 Carolyn Tillie Jewelry Designs had a display of delectable albeit inedible earrings.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - earrings
 Thankfully, Rouge et Noir was on hand with some savory cheeses to spell our palate.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon
Plush Puffs had a creative marshmallow roasting station.  Yum!
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - Toasted Marshmallows
 Lavender chocolate ice cream was available at the Maui Visitor's Bureau kiosk.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - chocolate ice cream
 What goes better with chocolate than wine?  I liked this display on the Punk Dog table.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - wine and dog statue
 Plumeria Flours created unique chocolate covered Oreos with various sentiments.
San Francisco Chocolate Salon - chocolate hearts
We walked down to Chestnut Street after we'd had our fill of sweet, sweet chocolate.  I felt like I could really use a nap.  We saw this tour group on Segways and I sincerely felt like hitching a ride -- very unusual for me considering how much I like to walk.
We stopped at Judy's Cafe for a savory sandwich and some eggs to help us recover from the sugar and fat intake. I had to avert my eyes when the check came accompanied by two delicious Andes candies.  I normally don't pass up chocolate but today I simply had to...I had reached my limit.



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Sidewalk Safari: I Regret Nothing! Chocolate Overload at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon
I Regret Nothing! Chocolate Overload at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon
Eat your fill of amazing chocolate at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon. A photo-rich post written by travel blogger Jennifer (aka Dr. J) from Sidewalk Safari.
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