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Chocolate and Candy on 101 between LA and San Jose

typetive | Apr 20, 2008 04:34 PM

I'm making a trip to Oakland/SF next week. I usually just drive straight up the 5 from Los Angeles. It's boring but it's quick. The big problem is that there's no place to stop along the way for a foodie.

This time I decided to take the more scenic and hopefully more tasty route up the 101.

I've created a Google Map with a few places I'm considering stopping at.

(The purple pins are the prime contenders, the others are ones that I found in searches)

I know my way around SF/Oakland/Berkeley just fine when it comes to sweets. It's LA to San Jose that I'm looking for help.

Here's what I have so far, feel free to chime in with your suggestions (or warnings!):

Robitaille's Fine Candies - Carpinteria
Chocolate Maya - Santa Barbara
Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates - San Luis Obispo
Dulceria El Guero - Salinas
Cocoa Bon - Los Gatos
Holland's Best (actually for Licorice) - San Jose

So has anyone found a little gem of a candy/chocolate shop along the way?

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