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In Honor of The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Closing Down

Updated: Mar 19, 2016 12:30
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In honor of the San Francisco Chocolate Factory closing I figured I’d share this funny write up I did of it in Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco:

Don’t get your hopes up. There’s no eccentric and snarky candy millionaire running around with a platoon of orange faced musical little people, drowning fat kids in rivers of chocolate and belittling elderly adults. No ma’am, not here, that’s called heaven. Despite that one major shortcoming though, the San Francisco Chocolate Factory is a great place because they do one thing really well; they make delicious chocolate. Considering that these chocolates are a bit of a luxury item, they’re fairly well priced; yummy goodness starts at just 99cents. And they have this whole system where you can buy your goodies by the percent of cocoa in them. White chocolate is 31%, milk chocolate is 38% and the dark stuff ranges from 55% to 72%. Personally, I’m a 38%-er.

p.s. I miss Gene Wilder.  He should act in more movies.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory
286 12th St. @ Folsom

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.