Ghirardelli (pronounced as Gear-ar-delly) is the second oldest chocolate company in United States, after Baker's Chocolate. Founded by Dormingo Ghirardelli, an Italian chocolatier in 1952, the company prides itself for being one of the few American manufacturers that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa beans to finished products.
Ghirardelli Square is located at the corner of Beach St. and Larkin St. (west side of Fisherman's Wharf)
Even though Ghirardelli's chocolates are available in most of the U.S. grocery stores. Nobody would want to give The Original Chocolate Shop a miss.
Stop by the World Famous Ice Cream Shop for an intense chocolate fix.
Ghirardelli roasts the cocoa beans in house and uses a comprehensive refining process to ensure that the chocolate truly melts in your mouth!
Ghirardelli's product line includes its signature squares chocolate, chocolate bars, other chocolate confections, baking chocolate and chocolate beverages.
Baked treats: Chocolate Strawberries, brownies and chocolate chip cookies.
Everyone loves chocolate - A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate!
Domingo Sundae (US$6.95) - A tribute to its founder, Domingo Ghirardelli. Two scoops of premium vanilla ice cream, homemade hot fudge, surrounded by bananas and topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds and a cherry.
Midnight Reverie (US$7.95) - Two scoops of chocolate ice cream, homemade dark chocolate hot fudge, sprinkled with dark decadent chips and a Midnight Reverie 86% Intense Dark Chocolate.
Hot Cocoa (US$2.95) - An aggressively intense cup of hot cocoa.
Chocolates are substitute for love. Let's face it, Chocolates are far more reliable than man. =)
Verdict : TOTALLY SMITTEN