Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop @ San Francisco

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

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23 comments:

  1. DROOOOOOOL! I love love love their caramel ones! So smooth and sweet! How lucky!:D Those desserts and hot chocolate looks beyond delicious!

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    1. I came out with a sugar high! heheheh =)

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  2. ooh, the midnight reverie looks like the perfect sinful treat while watching a movie at home! though it's ironic that the Domingo Sundae isn't predominantly chocolate too! :D

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    1. hehehhe... you are right. maybe vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge taste better =)

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  3. Chocolates.. D kind of food tat can't resist....
    N it is also a destress food also.......lol

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  4. The ice cream looks especially delicious! YUM :) I love chocolate shops, but dare not go coz I know I will binge lol!! Enjoyed your post:)

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    1. Hehhehehe... =) its ok to treat yourself to some sweet stuff once a while.

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  5. Nice pictures! Made me want an ice-cream and cup of good coffee right now! And its midnight here!!

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    1. Hhehehe... hopefully you have some ice cream in the fridge.

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  6. Oh I know this place and I love it! Chocolate heaven! Thanks for bringing back warm sweet memories. :-)

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  7. I am not a choc person but the ice-creams are simply too good to resist.

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    1. hehhee... sweet stuff always make ppl happy. =)

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  8. Oooh! I would enjoy the two places! I love brownies! and love ice cream even more!

    I wonder if the products are expensive since they also 'sell' the originality

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    1. I think prices are the same else where... =)

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  9. OMG...chocolates. my stomach started croaking the moment i walked into your page. aaargh!

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  10. chocolate is my all-time fave! how interesting the cookies are!

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    1. I dont think i know anybody that doesn't like choc.. heheh

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  11. OMG, what a way to start my morning!! I vowed last night, the diet would start today and then I read this......now I NEED chocolate!!!

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    1. Hahhaha.... don't we always plan to start a diet but it nv really happen? hehehe

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  12. what a pretty sundae cup! :) love the sweet seductions there

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