Schoggi Imported Swiss Chocolate, SF - anyone try it?
Schoggi imported swiss chocolate shop is now open. Haven't heard any reports..anyone? Found some yelp reviews already.
87 Yerba Buena Ln, SF CA 94103
Open daily 10-6
Schoggi Imported Swiss Chocolates
87 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA
Their chocolate-covered apricots are TO DIE FOR. This is my best friend's favorite sweet treat and I have tried it all over the world because I send her the best ones for her bdays. Hands down, this is the best dipped apricot that I've tried. The hazelnut noisette is also nice.
I signed up for their newsletter and this weekend it turns out they're having a Valentine's Day sale on their chocolate assortments with free gift wrap. But more importantly, if you fan them on Facebook, you get a free <3 chocolate at their shop. http://bit.ly/8Xuwdb
I still haven't tried it, but did walk into the store & talked to the girl there. It's really pretty looking candy. The ones I would get next time:
They have Luxemburgerli macarons in these flavors: chocolate, pistachio, rosewater, caramel, orange, Bourbon vanilla
Pate de fruit looked nice
Pastries & pate de fruit $58/lb
Hrs: Daily 10-6
Next to Beard Papa on Yerba Buena Ln.
I bought some last week on Thursday and ate them last night. Can't say I'm too fond of their truffles since I've has much better - I'm hoping this is because I waited a few days to eat it. Anyway, I had a champagne, dark chocolate, plum, and one other that I can't recall but it tasted like it was orange flavored, which isn't right because I wouldn't have bought an orange flavored truffle. The shells were really crispy so that each time I took a bite of the truffle, I had pieces of the chocolate shell that would fall all over the place and had a mess to clean up. I also found the filling of the truffle too sweet.
My four pieces of truffles cost me $8.16 as they were $68 a pound. Anyone else try the place?
Not too impressed. Even if dark chocolate is sort of in vogue now (give me a quality gianduja over that Hershey's populist milk chocolate any year), for truffles they seemed a bit heavy on the milk chocolate for my tastes. And at that, they weren't bad -- but not noteworthy.
Of course, I'm also a coffee freak. And any place that attempts to appeal as a luxury brand and yet serves stale, pre-ground pod coffee out of a plastic Nespresso machine just screams, "We don't know what we're doing."