Golden Gate banana split – Ghirardelli

Golden Gate banana split - Ghirardelli
Vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, crushed pineapple, sliced strawberries, handmade hot fudge, fresh bananas, whipped cream, chopped almonds, and a cherry. $11.45
Ghirardelli, San Francisco CA

I am embarrassed to admit that I ate this all by myself as my lunch, lol! In my defense, it was in celebration of someone’s birthday. It was pretty good. Nothing special, but the ice cream parlor has a nice vibe and the workers are really friendly.

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Tout Sweet cake – Tout Sweet Patisserie

Tout Sweet cake - Tout Sweet Patisserie
Flourless dark chocolate cake, Guittard dark and milk chocolate mousse, housemade candied milk jam, chocolate crunch. 1/4 sheet $98
Tout Sweet Patisserie, San Francisco CA

Tout Sweet cake - Tout Sweet Patisserie
This was delicious! It was definitely on the rich side so I small piece was enough to satisfy me. I loved all the different textures in this cake. Noms!

Assorted macarons – Tout Sweet Patisserie

Assorted macarons - Tout Sweet Patisserie
Hedwig Schmidt, pistachio sesame, burnt caramel. $5.70
Tout Sweet Patisserie, San Francisco CA

Wow, these were amazing! They were super delicate and almost melted to the touch. The flavors were bold without being overly sweet, and they were absolutely gorgeous! Noms!

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AT&T Park
AT&T Park.

Papua New Guinea s’more – Dandelion Chocolate

Papua New Guinea s'more - Dandelion Chocolate
This dessert was really fun to eat! I loved the square, torched marshmallow filled with dark salted chocolate atop a crisp graham cracker. Mmm, so good and decadent! $4
Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco CA

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Latte - Dandelion Chocolate
Latte. $3.75

Assorted chocolates – Hotel Chocolat

Assorted chocolates - Hotel Chocolat
Everything Selection: cherry deluxe, Eton mess, salted praline and caramel, praline crisp, shortbread cookie, caramel, going nuts, orange praline, pecan brownie, billionaire’s shortbread, soft caramel, dizzy praline, simple milk truffle, liquorice caramel, nutty caramel. £12
Hotel Chocolat, London ENGLAND

Assorted chocolates - Hotel Chocolat
I wouldn’t say I have much of a sweet tooth, but I can appreciate delicious chocolates and am never the one to say no. Lol! These were SO delicious and all the flavors were distinct and creative. Yes please!

Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard procession in front of the Victoria Memorial.

Almond and goji berry chocolates – Benchic Chocolate

Almond goji berry chocolates Benchic Chocolate

Cacao (raw chocolate), Bay Area wild honey, lucuma, vanilla, Himalayan salt, goji berries, and almonds.
Benchic Chocolate, Bay Area

I recently discovered a new, local chocolatier!  Benchic Chocolate makes delicious, minimally processed treats using only certified organic or pesticide free ingredients.  They are absolutely delicious and you can purchased them online!

Almond goji berry chocolates Benchic Chocolate

These chocolates are quite wholesome with only 7 high quality ingredients, and nothing is heated over 160 degrees Fahrenheit in the process.  These addicting morsels are dark, dense, and not overly sweet – just the way I like it!

Almond goji berry chocolates Benchic Chocolate

These particular chocolates have chopped raw almonds and goji berries inside. I love the bright red color of the berries, and you can still see their seeds.  The only sweetner used is local wild honey, so you don’t have to worry about any refined sugar.  You can really taste and apprecieate all the individual ingredients.

Benchic Chocolate box

My chocolates arrived in this chic (hehe) robin egg blue box reminiscent of those from Tiffany & Co.  Quite appropriate since both contain exciting treats inside.  Personally, I’d prefer chocolates any day – lol!

Benchic Chocolate packaging

Ben Tseitlin, founder of Benchic Chocolate, also teaches chocolate making classes for the general public.  You’ll not only learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, but you’ll experience a tasting tour of ingredients and make your own scrumptious treats.

Simple, and simply delicious!