Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival 2012

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to announce the 17th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held in Ghirardelli Square benefiting Project Open Hand.

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Scott Budman
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to invite you to the annual, two-day chocolate celebration that has transformed into a true San Francisco staple. Local vendors sample and showcase delicious treats that will delight any palate.
Scott Budman
One of the most popular things to sample was the ice cream.
Scott Budman
This is the 17 annual festival where chocolate was king, and that was very pleasing to the masses.
Scott Budman
Here's one little girl who was very pleased that her daddy found this outing for them to do together.
Scott Budman
Kara's Cupcakes is also known for its chocolates.
Scott Budman
The festival benefited Project Open Hands with samples going for $20. That got you 15 chocolate tastings.
Scott Budman
Not all of the chocolate at the festival was edible.
Scott Budman
If you didn't make it out to the square Saturday, fear not- the festival will also have plenty of chocolate on Sunday.
Scott Budman
We can't tell if this is chocolate milk, a chocolate shake or hot chocolate - We can tell it probably tastes GREAT!
Scott Budman
This years was supposed to be one of the best attended festival in years, according to the chocolate company.
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