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Here in the Bay Area, we're spoiled when it comes to artisanal food and wine, not to mention coffee. From farm-to-table restaurants to local wineries to off-the-beaten path cafés, you'll find just about everything to satisfy the discerning palates of foodies, oenophiles and coffee enthusiasts.
Luckily, that tradition extends to chocolate. Founded right here in San Francisco in 1997 by chocolate connoisseur Robert Steinberg and winemaker John Scharffenberger, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker became America's first "bean to bar" chocalatier in over 50 years, leading this country’s contemporary resurgence in artisan chocolate-making. It was also the first chocolate maker to label their chocolate with the percentage of cacao inside. Today, Scharffen Berger continues to craft the world’s most authentic, high-quality and flavorful chocolates.
Like any high-quality artisanal food, the proof is in the process. That's why Scharffen Berger travels the world to source the finest cacao, selecting the best beans from small sustainable farms in fabled cacao-producing countries—from Tanzania to Peru. The result? Unique chocolate bars that highlight the true flavor of cacao instead of masking it with sugar and other flavors. Meaning you'll enjoy truly distinctive chocolates with balance and complexity—not unlike those found in exceptional wines.
From notes of dried figs to overtones of honey, Scharffen Berger's gourmet bars, tasting squares and baking chocolates delight the senses with a multitude of rich flavors. Here are a few of our favorites, perfect to serve at home or to gift to discerning foodie friends.
Sea Salt Bark
Sea Salt Bark is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Made with SCHARFFEN BERGER 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate dusted with sea salt, it’s a delicious treat!
MILK NIBBY® MILK CHOCOLATE WITH ROASTED CACAO NIBS
MILK NIBBY® Milke Chocolate with Roasted Cacao Nibs unites the luxurious caramel richness of Scharffen Berger milk chocolate with the delicious and crunchy texture of roasted cacao beans, also known as nibs. Taste the flavor of pure cacao!
62% Mocha Bar
With great texture and real coffee in every bite, the 62% Mocha Bar is made with finely ground Sumatran coffee. This classic mocha flavor combines gourmet chocolate and coffee.
To learn more about Scharffen Berger's array of delicious products and to order gift boxes perfect for Mother's Day and weddings, visit Scharffenberger.com.