Thursday, March 27, 2008

On Chocolate Earth, Chuck Siegel Rules

I really have so much to say about my friend Chuck Siegel. He's a fun, often joking person, but also a seriously knowledgeable chocolatier. I've learned a lot about chocolate-making from him in the time I've known him, which is, let's see, just over a year now!

Chuck has created a chocolate brand that falls somewhere between best in the world and out of this world, and fortunately for us, is available for purchase in the former. The brand is Charles Chocolates, based in Emeryville, CA, just outside of San Francisco and it's been around since 2004.

I know I'll be saying more about the chocolate and the man behind it in future posts, but for now, I want to share with you an awesome article that came out today in Fortune about this company. The reporter refers to Chuck as the Willy Wonka of Google, as Charles Chocolates is the official chocolatier of Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

Read the Fortune article here.

And check out this video of Chuck making truffles with Martha on her show in February.

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