TCHO Chocolate Rocks My World

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Several years ago I found out about TCHO Chocolate, which is made in the Bay area. They started out with a factory on Pier 17 in San Francisco, but recently relocated to Berkeley. On my 40th birthday I  visited their factory store and fell in love with all the different dark chocolates they had available. Now they also offer milk chocolate – which is much better than anything you’d find in a grocery store – and a few specialty blends that would make Augustus Gloop cry, they are so good.

Over the weekend, I visited the TCHO kiosk in Westfield Mall in San Francisco. It was challenging to not BUY ALL THE CHOCOLATE THINGS, but I maintained some self control. I got a Mokaccino bar and a little sampler pack for myself, plus a few gifts for friends.

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Mokaccino bar from TCHO – it’s like a coffee chocolate party in your mouth.

If you’re a chocolate lover, you owe it to your taste buds to get some TCHO. Augustus would approve.

*TCHO did not pay me to write this post. I just really love their chocolate.

Weird Things Seen on the Street #41

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Gummy bears don't jaywalk. How do I know this? Because these were found in the crosswalk.

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I want candy, but I don't want it lying on the street.

Right before Easter weekend, there was an incident involving gummy bears near my building. At least that’s what appears to have happened based on the volume of bears found on the street. It was a little sad, to be honest.

Please support your favorite candy and candy manufacturers by keeping your sweets firmly in hand at all times. For just pennies a day, you too can make a difference in the shelf life of a gummy bear. Or gummy worm. Whichever.

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Present and Accounted For

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s been a while. Johnny Rocket’s head is probably exploding. Some big changes in my life, which I will blog about sometime this weekend. In the meantime, here’s a few things you can do while you wait for more Moxie brilliance.

1. Read this blog. I found Dumb Little Man via Blogspot’s little “Blogs of Note” feature, and now I am hooked. They include all these lists and links to sites with information on how to make your life easier. I like easy. I also like Sunday morning.
2. Think about doing your taxes, if you haven’t done them yet. That’s what I’ve been doing for a few weeks now, especially since I discovered I would owe a good bit of money. I don’t know which is worse: owing money in taxes, or getting a big refund only to realize that the Feds didn’t pay interest on the money they borrowed from you for a whole stinkin’ year.
3. Donate 10% of your tax refund to charity, if you have your refund check already. Have you heard of the 10 Percent Solution? I haven’t completely followed this practice, to be honest, but I love the simplicity of it.
4. Eat some Easter candy. My favorite Easter candy is a Reese’s peanut butter egg. Soft, chewy jelly beans, like Starburst jelly beans or the speckled pastel ones, are also good. I’m not a huge fan of chocolate bunnies – usually the chocolate is poor quality and life is too short to eat nasty plastic-tasting chocolate. Unless you’re PMSing something fierce.
5. Support your neighborhood retailers. Give the mom-and-pop shops some love by buying from them. Yeah, their prices might be higher than Wal-Mart, but that’s because they have a higher overhead. It won’t kill your wallet to spend $5 there.