Friday, October 29, 2010

Vegan Products I Love: TCHO

What is most immediately evident when you come to my blog is the title, Dinner Peace. However, I would also like to direct your attention to the subtitle, “The Non Fanatic Vegan Lifestyle.” I think of this blog, in many ways, as a vegan beginner’s guide, or a starter kit for the veg-curious. Whether you’re coming at this from the position of not knowing what the word vegan means, or being a vegetarian looking to take the next step, or as an active vegan looking for recipes and tips to staying healthy, I hope you will find what you’re looking for here. In the interest of being even more comprehensive, I have decided to start a list of vegan products that I love. Some of these are directed to the vegan population, and some are just vegan-friendly.

I thought I would bring out the big guns on this first entry with TCHO Hot & Cold Drinking Chocolate Mix. TCHO is a new chocolatier based in San Francisco with a shop and factory at Pier 17. They do tastings and tours, the latter of which I have not had a chance to take advantage of yet. It is the only chocolate factory in San Francisco, and they are deeply committed to making great chocolate humanely and fairly, and educating their patrons to become chocolate connoisseurs. Luckily for me, I live less than an hour away from this dark chocolate Mecca; luckily for you, they sell their products online. This drinking chocolate mix contains only three ingredients: dark chocolate, sugar, and cocoa powder, all of the highest possible quality. It makes a rich, slightly bitter, but undoubtedly chocolatey cup of pure joy. I not only recommend this product, but the company as a whole. If you live in the area, check out the factory. If not go online to and see for yourself what this company is all about.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the article! I agree that all research points to a vegetarian lifestyle being key to health, and chocolate is a good part of it :)
    Tcho has been making great, single origin chocolate and gotten good reviews. For those less lucky and not living next to their factory, some retailers, notably, sell Tcho with free shipping. Just thought I passed on the tip as I've used it multiple times. Thanks for your great blog on healthy products and recipes!