- Created on June 1, 2013
Ike Edeani, an incredibly talented photographer with an extraordinary eye, was instantly inspired while on a behind-the-scenes tour of TCHO’s Pier 17 chocolate factory. The luscious, liquid chocolate running in gleaming silver pipes, churning in large vats, and streaming down to create perfect chocolate bars, drops and critters are captured beautifully on his blog, No Architect.
“[TCHO is] one of my favorite stories I shot this year.”
Read More: http://blog.ikedeani.com
- Created on May 29, 2013
When taking their 14-week-old boys on their first airplane ride, parents decided to apologize “in advance” by putting together small goodie bags for their in-flight neighbors. Among ear plugs and a short note, a square of TCHO Chocolate was also included, placing this thoughtful gesture on The BuzzFeed’s “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year“.
Read More: www.buzzfeed.com
- Created on May 24, 2013
San Francisco Business Times
TCHO Chocolate’s unique approach to chocolate sourcing, flavor development and innovative tools is highlighted in this San Francisco Business Times feature:
“By focusing on flavor, fair trade and the future, TCHO has managed to accomplish something few other artisan chocolate brands have … “
Read More: www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco
- Created on May 24, 2013
Fastlane Magazine finds the perfect solution to the too typical, too often useless, dad and grad gifts — TCHO’s “Beer Lovers” Samuel Adams® chocolate gift box.
“Skip the ugly tie and thoughtless gift card and introduce dad to exquisite pairing of craft beer and artisan chocolate.”
Read More: http://www.fastlanemag.com
- Created on May 20, 2013
Photo Credit: Tutti Dolci
Tutti Dolci, a delicious food blogger, is taking a black forest bread recipe to a whole new level! How? By choosing TCHO’s SeriousMilk™ 39% Baking Discs and TCHOPro 66% combined to compliment the mini-cherry roll dessert.
Read More: www.tuttidolci.com
- Created on May 15, 2013
Photo Credit: Traditional Home
“Not only is the chocolate delicious, innovative, and ethically conscious, but they remind me of the fun memories we share ,” Traditional Home gushes about TCHO’s beautiful “Magnolia” and “Butterfly” spring collection gifts. Searching for a deliciously perfect gift for that special woman? Chose TCHO!
Read More: www.traditionalhome.com
- Created on May 1, 2013
Sunset Magazine Online
Photo Credit: Sunset Magazine
Sunset Magazine reveals in their SF Travel Guide: The TCHO Chocolate factory tour is one of the “best culinary experiences in this foodie paradise”.
Read More: www.sunset.com
- Created on April 30, 2013
A Cozy Kitchen
Inspired by a beloved childhood ice cream, Chocolate Malted Crunch, A Cozy Kitchen uses TCHO’s SeriousMilk™ 39% Baking Discs to complete this special treat: “This recipe features some of my favorite chocolate in the whole wide world … Their chocolate is the real deal.”
Read More: www.acozykitchen.com
- Created on April 28, 2013
Photo Credit: Smarter Travel
Smarter Travel reveals their favorite bean-to-bar chocolate hotspots around the globe. TCHO’s innovative sourcing program, TCHOSource, and San Francisco must-visit factory tour make the list.
“Visitors … get to see firsthand how the square-shaped bars are made, from conching and molding to wrapping them in their distinctive packaging.”
Read More: www.smartertravel.com
- Created on April 23, 2013
Chocablog, a well-known review blog in the chocolate community, investigated our pairing bar Mokaccino. Impressed by the labeling and award indicating sticker on the package, they also seemed quite pleased with the inside of the box as well!
” … after a few seconds, the chocolate flavours make themselves known, first with creamy, malty, then sweet caramel notes… “
Read More: www. chocablog.com
- Created on April 11, 2013
Discussing some of the largest challenges faced in the cacao industry, TCHO Chocolate CEO chats with 7×7 journalist, David Weir, about TCHOSource, making a better world, and why we write ‘No Slavery’ on each and every piece of our chocolate.
“We need to speak out about that and, wherever possible, address it directly. That’s why on every package we say ‘no slavery’.”
Read More: www.7x7.com
- Created on April 4, 2013
Chocablog, an “unbiased site dedicated to all things chocolate”, recently sampled our 4 piece Winter Assortment confections gift box. Intrigued by a chocolate company filling their own chocolates, they seemed pleasantly surprised by our “small collection of rather delicious chocolates”.
["Classic" SeriousMilk™ + Groud Hazelnuts] “… it’s light, creamy and has a great crunch to it. I’m not usually a fan of praline, but I could easily eat a whole box of these.”
Read More: www.chocablog.com
- Created on March 24, 2013
Academy of Chocolate
Best Milk Chocolate Bean-To-Bar
TCHO SeriousMilk™ “Classic”, Silver
Best ‘Flavoured’ Milk Chocolate Bar
TCHO + Blue Bottle Coffee pairing bar “Mokaccino”, Bronze
Best Filled Chocolate – Nuts
TCHO SeriousMilk™ “Classic”+ New America Gianduja, Bronze
Read More: www.academyofchocolate.org.uk
- Created on March 19, 2013
Kona Kase, a monthly supply of nutritional supplements and snacks, recently included TCHO chocolate in their delivery. The active chemical compound, Theobromine, has been shown to support an active lifestyle in so many ways. From mood boosting properties to helping generate healthy cells, and even aiding muscles in post-workout recovery, TCHO Chocolate can be a great compliment for a healthy diet! Here is their interview with TCHO: on the benefits of chocolate for athletes, and favorite products for active lifestyles.
Read More: www.konakase.com
- Created on March 14, 2013
The Fancy Boyz
When asked to make a dessert for a Valentine’s Day menu, The Fancy Boyz used none other than TCHO Chocolate in their decadent flourless chocolate cake. “I choose a very specific chocolate for this cake … The 66% chocolate is perfect … as the cake requires a good dark chocolate to maximize the chocolate punch.”
Read More: www.thefancyboyz.com
- Created on February 19, 2013
Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal
John Kehoe, VP of Sourcing & Development, with a Fine Flavor Cocoa Farmer in Ghana
TCHO Chocolate is working in collaboration with The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and USAID, revolutionizing the cacao market in Ghana! This project is the first of its kind in West Africa. We couldn’t be more excited to have TCHOSource at the forefront of creating a sustainable chain of truly fair trade chocolate!
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as the U.S. Government agency leading President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative, is proud to be a part of this kind of public-private partnership, which uses cutting-edge technology and the power of markets to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Ghana…”
Read More: www.marketwatch.com
- Created on February 13, 2013
From bars, to handmade confections, to our 99%Intense, this review from The FoodGal left no piece of TCHO chocolate untouched.
“[Handmade Confections] The company’s SeriousMilk™ Chocolate which tastes much more intensely chocolatey than most other milk chocolates enrobed [a] bonbon with a center of ground Piedmont hazelnuts. The filling was smooth, but still held little flecks of ground nuts for a nice mix of textures.”
Read More: www.foodgal.com
- Created on February 12, 2013
Malt, hops, and chocolate? In collaboration with craft brewery Samuel Adams, TCHO released a special edition Love of Beer Chocolate Box, and although an eyebrow may initially be raised at the mention of this pairing, the two are an unlikely match made in sensory heaven.
“When you pop a square of TCHO’s 70% cacao chocolate into your gob and then take a pull of Boston Lager, it’s hard to figure out where the chocolate ends and the beer begins…”
Read More: www.blackbookmag.com
- Created on February 11, 2013
After disclosing her deepest, darkest secret to readers (“I never liked chocolate as a kid”), Kelly describes her visit at TCHO, but it is her captivating and interactive photography that does the majority of talking.
“When you start to really dissect well made chocolate, you find there are so many different flavor profiles such as citrus, fruity, earthy, nutty etc… Dissecting these complex flavor profiles in chocolate is what TCHO does best. They focus on the inherent flavors of chocolate, separating flavors by profiles, and providing chocolate lovers with products that highlight these various flavor profiles.”
Read More: www.kellyfreedmanphotoblog.com
- Created on February 8, 2013
TCHO’s Artisan Handmade Confections make PopSugar’s Top 9 Editor-Approved Chocolate Boxes for Valentine’s Day 2013: “Our hearts melted for the sea salt and roasted nib caramel as soon as we cut it open …”
Read More: www.yumsugar.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!