Chocolate addicts flock to this outdoor festival held in Ghiradelli Square during either the first or second weekend of ... More
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Chocolate addicts flock to this outdoor festival held in Ghiradelli Square during either the first or second weekend of September. Events usually include a chocolate sculpting contest and a 'How much chocolate can you eat?' competition. The festival is held next door to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop, so for a little more chocolate, take advantage of the special festival sales. See website for yearly particulars.
Ghirardelli Square is so beautiful especially at night. I am a local so i don't really go to the factory it self but there is a little beach right down from the square and it's so nice at night the ghirardelli sign is all lit up,it's really romantic.
We were in Ar. making plans to fly to Danville, Ca. to do my cousin Odel's 50th Aniversary. My sister, Patsy, had been to Ghirardelli before and she said you have got to have their Hot Fudge Sundae, it's the best! While in Ca. a group of us cousins got together and they took my wife, Anita, and I there for a treat. The place is amazing. Being a photographer I took everyone's picture at the fountain in front of Ghirardelli. When we got back home in Huntsville, Ar. I had a heart attack and 12 days later my sister, Patsy, died. We have great memories of our last trip together. Being with family and friends. That's what life is about and Ghirardelli being part of our memories forever!
The chocolate was boring. With the hype and the price (and the line), I was expecting premium chocolate. But it was not. If Hershey's and Godiva chocolates are at the opposite ends of the retail chocolate spectrum, I would put Ghirardelli in the lower middle of that spectrum and Lindt ahead of Ghirardelli.
Avoid. Or go anyway and watch people line up and congratulate yourself that you're not.
Ghirardelli is really no big deal.
I loved walking by the factory and smelling the chocolate. I used to buy large chunks of the chocolate and sit on Aquatic Pier and watch the fisherman fight the seals trying to steal their catch from the nets.
Ghirardeli has always been my favorite Chocolate. San Francisco will always be my home no matter where I am.
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