June 24, 2015

Growing up hapa (of partial Asian or Pacific Islander descent) in San Francisco, many of my earliest memories are of my grandparents’ pristine home, including my first encounters with chocolate. My popo and dede-grandmother and grandfather in Chinese-came to the US in...

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 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...

February 4, 2010

Mahal Bar

Sharing love through chocolate

Here’s the first of my posts that describes how chocolate and culture have come together.  The Mahal Bar, just in time for Valentine’s Day, is light, floral and full of delicious chocolate.

Country of Inspiration: Philipp...

August 8, 2008

A  Yale University study of 2291 pregnant women who delivered a single baby between 1996 to 2000 suggests that eating chocolate during pregnancy may reduce the risk of the mother developing pre-eclampsia.  Pre-eclampsia is a condition in which a pregnant woman develops...

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