May 21, 2017

As a kid, every summer I’d look forward to playtime around the neighborhood.  Riding my bike to the beach, meeting new friends at the playground and endless hours of sitting in front of the television. Those were the days.  But there’s still something I look forward to...

May 20, 2017

Earlier this year, I went on a search to a small Indian market in Berkeley for some platters for truffles. From a previous trip there, I remembered there were beautiful copper plates and pots.  To my surprise on my trip back to the market,  I found a copper plate decor...

March 31, 2015

Jade Chocolates has officially opened the doors of our new chocolate and tea shop!  Just shy of our 8th year in business, we’ve finally realized our biggest milestone-a home to call our own.  Our shop is the only place where you can find our entire product line, includ...

March 20, 2015

It’s 2015, and a lot has changed since my time in Puerto Rico. I’m still reflecting on dining experiences from the trip, and one place in particular comes to mind as the most inspiring.  Chocobar de Casa Cortés.

The entire restaurant (located inside La Casa Cortés...

May 15, 2014

This year, I’ve been thinking more and more about the idea of opening up a retail location for Jade Chocolates.  Thoughts have run through my head on how to get funding and where the ideal location in San Francisco would be.  I’ve estimated start up costs, spoke to oth...

April 12, 2013

A few years back, I took a trip off the beaten path and found myself in the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa in the Atlantic.   The islands belong to Spain so there were lots of tourists from England, Germany and other European countries. I dug these photos...

August 12, 2010

DRAGON’S BREATH

Strong yet Gentle

The Dragon’s Breath Bar has the most sophisticated flavor profile of all our bars with a distinctively different start, middle and finish.  Your first bite into the chocolate releases the crunch of the toasted sesame and is immediately f...

February 21, 2010

GENMAI BAR

Tea and Chocolate

This is the first chocolate bar created in our line and continues to be the most popular. When I first started the company, my mind with clouded with ingredients that I could blend with chocolate.  I had no focus.  So I went down to my local...

February 9, 2010

Orient Espresso Bar

Showing some Hospitality

Here’s the second of my posts that describes how chocolate and culture come together.  The Orient Espresso bar is scented with my favorite spice-cardamom.  It’s mouthfeel is extremely smooth and creamy with strong caramel  not...