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Charles Chocolates at Laurel Village (SF)

Niki Rothman | Apr 21, 200604:56 PM

I know it's a local outfit, and we all want to eat locally when it's really delish, so I stopped in at the new Charles Chocolate store at Laurel Village today (after the novocaine wore off - have you ever noticed there seem to be hundreds of dentists at Laurel Village? Why?). I've been really looking forward to trying Charles' bon bons because I'm a choxaholic. So, I'm kind of sad to report that I don't like the taste of this chocolate all that much - not as much as I like Dove Dark Chocolate pieces (available at Walgreens - half a block west). Charles is neither as smooth as the Dove, nor as sweet. Sort of a bland chocolate, certainly much nicer than, say, nasty Hershey's chocolate, but Charles is lacking the kick of other high end chox, such as Godiva. But if you definitely want to buy a local chocolatey treat, there's a See's on Clement near 9th. Ave. (have you tried See's hard candy chocolate lollipops - they are fabulous!) Nevertheless, I certainly wish Charles Chocolates well.

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