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Jan 16, 2008 05:18 AM

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

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  1. 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?

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    1. re: sylphi

      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."

    2. 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:
      Hazelnut truffle
      honey truffle
      champagne truffle
      Grand Marnier
      Pineapple slices

      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
      Chocolates $68/lb

      Hrs: Daily 10-6

      Next to Beard Papa on Yerba Buena Ln.

      My pics:

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      1. re: hhc

        Oh, I hadn't realized they had Luxemburgli, which are made by Sprungli confisserie.

        I wonder if they make the truffles or if they're just an importer, like Cocoa Bella. The champagne truffles look a lot like Teuscher's.

        1. re: Windy

          As I stated in my Jan 16 response, I tried a champagne truffle from Schoggi. Not sure about the Schoggi's other truffles but I know that the champagne truffle is not from Teuscher since Teuscher's champagne truffles are my favorite so far.

          1. re: sylphi

            I first had Teuscher champagne truffles in 1980, when they were $25 a pound which took a big chunk out of my afterschool earnings.

            So all things considered, they're still a good deal (and taste just as wonderful).

      2. Hi! I tried some in March. I bought the citus sampler kit for 9 bucks.
        Came with an orangette, a lemonettes, and I think some chocolate covered citron peel and some citrus-creme filled truffles.
        It's the best orangette I've ever had.

        1. The hours painted on the window are Daily 10am to 6pm. However, when I stopped by Monday last week, it was still locked up tight at 10:25am. Not very Swiss . . .

          1. 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.

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            1. re: foodwinemaven

              wow! Thank you for the info. I'll give it a try.