- Created on January 31, 2014
Our Hands for Hope
Our Hands for Hope is a Napa Valley-based company that cultivates family micro enterprises in developing countries through mentorship and by providing access to sales channels to which these families would not otherwise be connected. They take the fair trade concept one step further by working directly with women to develop products that can fetch the best pricing in the marketplace and then complete the circle by purchasing those products at Fair Trade rates.
This model has a lot of similarities with what we’re doing at TCHO, so Our Hands for Hope reached out to our TCHOSource Program Manager Katie Gilmer to talk about the ways in which we develop the capacity of our suppliers
Read More: Our Hands for Hope Blog - Knit Knot Loop
- Created on January 31, 2014
We made some new friends recently – the crew from the Nadoo blog in Korea dropped by to immerse themselves in all things TCHO. If our Bing Translator is to be believed, they were particularly enthused by the TCHOPairings, the aromas of fresh-made chocolate and their private TCHO Factory Tour and guided tasting experience.
Read More: Nadoo Blog (in Korean)
- Created on October 9, 2013
The newest TCHOPairing bars of TCHO Chocolate are making waves for their delicious ‘more-ish’ flavor combinations, and also receiving special attention for the innovative, design-forward packaging statement. Design pioneers, The Dieline, weigh in:
“The line-up is anything but ordinary … Check out these new surreal packaging and flavors”
Check out more on the design of these bars here!
Read More: www.thedieline.com/blog
- Created on October 4, 2013
… The results are in on the new TCHOPairings — and does PopSugar declare it a win?
“TCHunky TCHOtella … we’d argue that TCHO one-upped the gianduja spread”
“Galactic Gelato … this confection will likely please”
“Strawberry Rhubarb Pie … this unusual option won us over on first bite”
Read More: www.yumsugar.com
- Created on September 20, 2013
TCHO Chocolate is used in this yummy cookie recipe from baking blog, Shugary Sweets, not once … but three times! The roasted cocoa nibs, chocolate baking discs and Organic and Fair Trade cocoa powder provided the perfect ingredients:
“The crunch of a roasted cocoa nib was delightful … I love using organic products when possible.”
Read More: www.shugarysweets.com
- Created on September 19, 2013
The Cooking Actress
TCHO’s chocolate-drenched nibs add the perfect “delicious twist” to this Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe from the Cooking Actress. These special cookie dough balls are covered in more chocolate and sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt.
Read More: www.cookingactress.com
- Created on September 18, 2013
Alicia Tastes Life
“These were my favorite … The chocolate tortillas were amazing and added a great mellow chocolate flavor to the taco.”
TCHO and Fortune Fish & Gourmet hosted an event at the up and coming Mexican restaurant, Takito, kicking off a new partnership in Chicago’s chocolate community. Food and lifestyle blog, Alicia Tastes Life, scoped out the new restaurant’s “warm and cozy” space, and indulged in the creative TCHO-containing dishes by Chef David Dworshak.
Read More: www.aliciatasteslife.wordpress.com
- Created on September 9, 2013
The Genuine Kitchen
Executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith makes Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty 50 list with her Smoked Chocolate Pie, gaining national recognition. The Genuine Kitchen covered this achievement and her switch to exclusively using TCHO’s professional baking chocolate, TCHOPro.
“… We have a new chocolate love affair with TCHO … Hedy felt that bringing their socially conscious chocolate from San Francisco all the way down to Miami was a mandate.”
Read More: www.thegenuinekitchen.com
- Created on August 19, 2013
Asian Fusion Girl
Food, travel and lifestyle blogger, the Asian Fusion Girl, was on a quest for the best dark chocolate to gift to her chocoholic father … TCHO’s PureNotes™ single origin dark chocolate bars and handmade confections earned their approval as “the Best” … “leaving us wholly happy and eagerly awaiting the next sensual taste.”
Read More: http://asian-fusion.com
- Created on August 15, 2013
The Bay Lights
Inspired by this beautiful Embarcadero art project, TCHO is offering a limited edition collection of chocolate gifts celebrating The Bay Lights. Also featuring photography from local artist David Yu, a portion of the proceeds from this collection are donated to the ongoing of this world-renowned LED light display.
Read More: http://thebaylights.org
- Created on August 15, 2013
Dedicated to all things chocolate, the Chocablog, taste tested TCHO’s SeriousMilk™ bar, “Cacao“, and enjoyed the balanced flavors of this dark-milk chocolate “… if there’s one problem with this chocolate it’s that it’s just too easy to eat the whole thing far too quickly.”
Read More: http://www.chocablog.com
- Created on August 6, 2013
Epi-Log, the food news blog of Epicurious.com, discusses TCHO‘s unique chocolate-development strategy: beta testing. This co-creation approach allows for user generated feedback, when in the process of developing new chocolate, true collaboration for the best chocolate possible.
“… TCHO uses the software development model, releasing beta versions of their products, and inviting consumers to sample them and offer feedback.”
Read More: www.epicurious.com
- Created on August 1, 2013
NY Daily News
Home to the 2013 America’s Cup races, TCHO is the perfect pit stop during your visit — stop by for a factory tour, sip of coffee or even enjoy a chocolate tasting! Also included on this list is the other must see’s from the NY Daily News.
Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com
- Created on July 20, 2013
The TCHOSource program and flavor-obsessed recipe development is highlighted by Civil Eats. Chief Chocolate maker, Brad Kintzer, along with USAID and Equal Exchange contribute commentary on how this unique way to make chocolate is changing the game.
“We’re committed not only to making the best chocolate possible, but, also to making a better world,” Brad says. “Changing the way chocolate is made and experienced seems to be TCHO’s singular vision.”
Read More: www.civileats.com
- Created on July 1, 2013
Columbia College Today
TCHO’s Louis Rossetto, CEO/Creative Director of TCHO and Columbia College graduate, is proudly featured in his alma mater’s alumni profiles. From founding the Wired revolution to leading the New American Chocolate Company that brought chocolate making back to San Francisco, Rossetto’s incredible abilities to innovate clearly stand out.
“The world does not need another chocolate company,” he astutely states. “It needs people who want to innovate and invent the future.”
Read More: https://www.college.columbia.edu
- Created on June 23, 2013
TCHO Chocolate + Sam Adams Boston Lager = top of Cosmo’s list for cool Father’s Day gifts 2013. What’s in this father’s favorite?
“This box of 12 artisanal chocolates from San Fran-based company TCHO is designed specifically to pair with the malt-y, hoppy goodness of Sam Adams.”
Read More: http://www.cosmopolitan.com
- Created on June 20, 2013
“Our top selections are great examples of designs that utilize great printing and finishing techniques”
Read More: http://www.thedieline.com
- Created on June 18, 2013
“Dessert Detective Agency dedicated to seeking sweetness (literally) in everyday life”, tracked down the best milk chocolate, TCHO SeriousMilk™ 39% Baking Discs to craft this fun and easy shortbread cookie truffle recipe.
“I can say with no hesitation that this is not your typical milk chocolate,” the Cakespy deduces. “The flavor just linger(s) in your mouth.”
Read More: http://www.cakespy.com
- Created on June 18, 2013
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review highlights TCHOSource, TCHO’s large-scale innovative sourcing program.
“Teaching them [TCHO farmer partners] to recognize the flavors in fermented, roasted, and ground cacao beans, and then understand how they can adapt their growing processes, will be TCHO’s lasting contribution to chocolate making …”
Read More: http://www.technologyreview.com
- Created on June 3, 2013
How to make an already scrumptious Mississippi Mud Pie recipe even more mouth-watering? Use TCHO! Bringing you “Sweet Morsels from the Kitchen”, baking blog Stellina Sweets chose TCHOPro 66% as the special ingredient for this Mississppi Mud Pie Recipe.
“[This recipe] was the perfect opportunity to break out my TCHO 66% chocolate disks – I’ve been saving it for something special.”
Read More: http://stellinasweets.com
January 31, 2014
Modern Farmer Magazine recently featured TCHO in their Global Guide to Local: Where to Shop. Our San Francisco location was identified as great place to shop for chocolate, and we have to agree!
January 20, 2014
TCHO was excited to be featured in the FlipKey blog last month as a chocolate maker worth traveling to see…
October 9, 2013
The Chocolate Cult
September 29, 2013
Inspired by the newly launched TCHOPairing Galactic Gelato bar with dark chocolate and astronaut mint ice cream, baking blog Market Life chose TCHO as the secret ingredient to this mouth watering ice cream cake recipe.
August 25, 2013
August 19, 2013
Investor’s Business Daily
August 16, 2013
Crazy Sexy Fun Taveler
The TCHO Chocolate factory tour and tasting makes it onto the Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler‘s list of must-do’s in San Francisco! Also on the list is 46 other fun-filled San Francisco activities to maximize your time in the City.
July 2, 2013
Dessert-obsessed food blog, Dessert First, chose TCHOPro 39% milk chocolate to compliment this delightful brown butter-twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe: “TCHO’s baking discs … melt beautifully and smoothly.”
June 21, 2013
June 20, 2013
June 16, 2013
June 13, 2013
Chilean tech and gadget site, FayerWayer, features TCHO’s innovative use of technology — iOs applications used by chocolate makers and cloud-based software to develop sensory analysis with cacao producers.
May 31, 2013
Zohara and Shiao, two members of TCHO’s Bean Team (encompassing sourcing, R&D and chocolate making), brought the tree-to-bar experience to the iconic SF Museum of Modern Art’s 2-day open house farewell party.
April 30, 2013
April 25, 2013
TCHOSource is paving the way …
At Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking For Solutions event, a gathering of culinary environmentalists, TCHO’s chief chocolate maker, Brad Kintzer, led a discussion highlighting this innovative supply chain model.
April 23, 2013
“It smelled like chocolate from the moment we walked in the door.”
April 15, 2013
April 10, 2013
“Mokaccino is a milk chocolate, but it doesn’t taste like any milk chocolate I’ve had before…”
April 4, 2013
Čokolada Mama (pronounced ‘cho-ko-la-da’) finds chocolate that is worth eating. It’s confirmed — our TCHOIntense 99% and PureNotes™ line of dark chocolate are both definitely worth eating: “every bite I take I like this bar even more”!
April 2, 2013
MapQuest’s featured editorial, Everydayer, celebrates all of the fun activities that can be found in your neighborhood, city, or new destination. In search of the top chocolate factories of America, the innovative techniques and mouthwatering treats of TCHO Chocolate made the list!