Complete Chocolate Lover’s Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

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TCHO’s logo looks like shorthand for “Technology” but according to their website is the phonetic spelling of the first syllable of “Chocolate”

3100 San Pablo Ave, Suite 170, Berkeley

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bean to bar In 2005, two founders of Wired magazine brought their tech savvy to chocolate making with a new company called TCHO. They started on the SF waterfront, but now have a factory in Berkeley. Their bars, tiles, cooking chocolate, and drinking chocolates are available around the world.

By 2023, TCHO has announced that it will be 100% plant-based. Their milk chocolate bars have been replaced by bars that use oat milk, cashew butter, and coconut sugar to mimic the experience of milk chocolate without using dairy/animal products. Their cooking/drinking chocolates will also be sans dairy.

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TCHO occasionally offers tours of their Berkeley factory. If you are interested, sign up for their newsletter on their website or follow them on Eventbrite.

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