Can't wait for Tcho to open late Spring 2008: It'll be the only chocolate company in San Francisco that makes chocolate confections starting with cacao beans. There will be a tasting room, store and factory tours.
From SJ Mercury:
How to buy: "Chocolatey" is its debut bar, which is still in beta, or test, phase. That means that customers can buy the beta bar, and comment on their likes and dislikes, before the final formulation of the bar is decided upon. The 50-gram bars (about 1.8 ounces) are $4 each and are sold only online at www.tcho.com. The bars also will be sold at the factory when it opens to the public in late spring. For more information, call (415) 981-0189.