CocoaBella, you had me at "try a free sample."
Not only is this the best chocolate I've had in San Francisco, it's also some of the best chocolate I've ever had. And that coming from a girl who went on a chocolate tour of both Brussels and Paris. I called it my "Obesity Tour." Basically, CocoaBella has chocolates imported from all over the world and brings them together in one convenient location so that you can save all of that flight money and put it towards buying chocolate.
Unlike many chocolate boutiques, all of the chocolates taste as good as they look. And their selection is impressive to say the least. I think when they were coming up with the concept for their store, they made a list of everything you can put in a chocolate and decided to stock at least one of each. From traditionals like dark chocolate or hazelnut truffles to non-traditionals like olive oil or cayenne pepper treats, they have something for everyone. A perfect place for picking up a gift that tells your friends and relatives "I'm classy, and you're lucky."
Also, the customer service was impeccable. Quick, attentive, and patient as I was being extremely picky and saying no to about 1/2 of her suggestions. Even after pacing back and forth through the store roughly 246 times trying to find my ideal chocolate selections she kept a smile on her face and stuck with me.
It's a problem when I can go through a 20 piece box in a day and a half, and that was when I was exercising some self control! Otherwise they would've been gone in an hour flat. It's also a problem when as soon as I'm done, I go onto their website to find out how I can get more.
Didn't you hear? Being a size 2 isn't fashionable nowadays anyway - chocolate is in.
2102 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
845 Market Street, Street Level
San Francisco, CA 94103
I had the chance to try those chocolates too, and I can tell there are the best selection I could ever find in the USA!