Hooper's Chocolates in Oakland - store closed
- Cindy Jul 28, 2006 06:39 PM
On my way to Bakesale Betty's, I noticed that the big sign in front of Hooper's Chocolates said "STORE CLOSED". I've never been or had any, but it seemed like an Oakland tradition.
I recently saw this and was so sad. I have fond memories of getting everything gummy there as a kid. If I remember correctly, there where glass apothecary-type jars all over filled with all kinds of chocolates and candies. I remember eating pounds of gummy bats, fruit salad, spaghetti, you name it.
I was driving by there yesterday and thought the same thing. I saw the big 'for sale' sign on the property and then looked across the street to the closed Kaspar's.
Never did make it to Hooper's. I tried at Easter time and they said they were closed permanently.
Before the website goes, here's a last look for any fans.
You can also take a virtual tour.
Hooper's is open. I was in the store last Saturday and bought half a pound of 'bloopers' for $4. Haven't opened it yet but I'm told that they are mostly truffles. They should be open for the holidays but I don't know the hours. Believe that they are being operated to benefit a charitable organization. The samples I had were mighty good.