Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vegan Products I Love: Danville Chocolates

When people hear that I am vegan, they often tell me they could never be vegan because they could never give up cheese. But occasionally they ask how I can possibly live without chocolate, or wine, to which I respond, "What animal does chocolate come from again?" Yes, I can be a bit salty at times. But, I did want to take this opportunity to reiterate that being vegan doesn't mean giving up all the wonderful things in life like good chocolate and a glass of wine. 

One of the things I love to do on my blog is highlight those things that make being vegan just a little bit more wonderful. I am lucky enough to have a multitude of restaurants, grocery stores, and coffee shops to choose from in the Bay Area. But one place has become my new obsession, Danville Chocolates. Located on the corner of Front and Prospect Streets, it is a bright and airy space, doors wide on a warm spring day, and a cozy haven of sugary aromas in the winter.

It’s the perfect place to pop in after lunch downtown for a sweet afternoon treat. While they are better known for their truffles, it’s their wide variety of chocolate-dipped foods that entices me. Apricots, orange peel, cherries, Oreos, almonds, macadamia nuts, and walnuts all dipped in high quality dark chocolate. The apricots are my favorite; they’re juicy, tender, and perfectly complemented by dark, bitter chocolate. Delicious desserts coupled with great service and a friendly atmosphere make this an excellent addition to the Danville Community.

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