Our Notes: A fun and straight forward bar which lots of coffee and rich chocolate flavor. It is speckled with almond toffee which adds richness and balance to the 53% milk chocolate and strong coffee flavors. Well executed and delivers clean and pure flavors which work due to the balance and strength of each element. If you like toffee, coffee, and chocolate this bar delivers a powerful blast of all 3. It comes in small mini and full size bars for sharing.
These bars may be mini, but they pack all of the amazing flavor combinations and experience of their full size counterparts. Fresh almond toffee is cooked in copper kettles, cooled and broken into large chunks and combined with locally-roasted coffee beans and dark milk chocolate.
About the Producer:
Chuck Siegel, founder of Charles Chocolate founded his company in 2011 using a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to start this endeavor. While Charles Chocolate the company is relatively new to the scene, Chuck is an experienced and seasoned chocolate maker with 25+ years in the business. Chuck never attended a famous cooking school, but rather he learned his skills through hard work, experimentation and the generous sharing of knowledge from some of the San Francisco legends in the chocolate world. When Chuck first started making chocolates he reached out to Alice Medrich and Joseph Schmidt. Both were very generous and patient in sharing their knowledge and experience. This is something that Chuck reciprocates to the new generation of chocolatiers as he shares his kitchen and knowledge with them.
There are two things we like best about Chuck. First, we like his focus on creating award winning handmade chocolates from only the finest ingredients. Secondly, we appreciate his love of people, staff, and community of customers. Chuck was able to use Kickstarter to launch this newest confectionary business because so many people in the SF Bay Area love the work he does. After raising enough money he’s back making delicious artisan chocolates, like nothing else in the US.