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In Honor of The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Closing Down

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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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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".


  1. reid
    December 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    but.. gene wilder is still alive!

  2. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    December 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I know, but he’s pretty much stopped acting since Gilda Radner died.

  3. Mike Talley
    March 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    An entire world is being swept away. Everything that I came to this city for (in the 1980’s) is gone.