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Z Cioccolato - fudge & candy in North Beach

Stanley Stephan | Apr 1, 2003 02:30 PM

Driving by, this shop with the barrels of candy in the window always caught my eye. Today I was walking by and stopped in. It was just wonderful.

They make their own fudge, about 22 types of fudge in the store which you can sample. In addition they have every type of penny and hard candy you can imagine, 25 types of salt water taffy, 10 types (at least) of licorace.

They have section of Italian candies including Spelarie and a number of anise candies. When I'm visiting Italy I always bring back those wonderfully wrapped and delicious hard candies. Each candy is like a little present.

There are also chocolates from various chocolate makers.

There's a section of sugar free candies including sugar free Bazooka bubble gum.

Some of the fudge flavors the shop makes in addition to the regualar chocolate and vanilla are: maple, milk chocolate, Snickers, cookies and cream, chocolate walnut, penuchi(sp) nut and M&M. The beautiful fudge swirled with chocolate include orange, ammarretto, mint, mocachino. There is a white and orange swirled creamsicle fudge also.

Some of the penny candies include walnettos, Boston baked beans, bullseyes (caramel's with cream), maryjanes, bit o honey, root beer barrels, root beer floats, Holland hopjes, atomic fireballs, hot tamales, Tootsie pops, tootsie rolls, spearmint leaves, warheads wax coca cola bottles and much, much more.

There's a section of Jelly Belly jelly beans. There's a whole line of gummi bear type candies including gummy hot peppers and some amusing looking gummy false teeth.

Easter candies include sugar view eggs (the same ones Williams Sonoma is selling).

There are a number of amusing toys including jack in the boxes, stuffed animals and kalidascopes.

The woman at the store was super friendly and helpful. It's a fun store to visit.

The web site is below, but they haven't done too much with it. It does give the address.

Link: http://www.zcioccolato.com/index.html

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