Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Scribble out cocoa cravings with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of chocolate and apparel at San Francisco Chocolate Factory.
The discerning chocolatiers of San Francisco Chocolate Factory tempt customers with gourmet confections made with cocoa beans from three continents. Packed in a sleek, modern box, Chocolate by Numbers’ 72% dark chocolate ($1.50 for 1.25 oz.) possesses a flavor as rich and complex as a fine wine, a dark-brewed coffee, or a solid-gold chicken nugget. Fair-trade cocoa producers create Gaia organic cocoa powder, a traditional unsweetened baking ingredient that enhances homemade sweets such as brownies or hot chocolate ($10 for 8 oz.). Bold, bittersweet dark-chocolate drops snuggle alongside sweet milk chocolate and buttery white chocolate in the chocolate lover’s trio ($19.99 for 14 oz.). Aside from edible delights, the boutique vends a handful of knick-knacks and apparel, such as the chocolate-colored San Francisco T-shirt, a dark-brown article that flatters bodies and allows wearers to camouflage stains while bog stomping in Molasses Swamp ($15).