The company makes about a dozen chocolate products, and several cocktail-flavored jelly beans (cosmo, mojito, bellini and sangria). Here are my favorites -- i.e., the ones I liked enough to buy:
- Original Chocolate Mint has a thin, crispy peppermint shell with dark chocolate and a bit more peppermint on the inside. I preferred it over the Dark Chocolate Mint, which is more like a Junior Mint.
- Dark Chocolate Cherry is just as it sounds -- a Washington state dried cherry enrobed in dark chocolate.
- Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean is perfect for caffeine lovers; there's a crunchy bean at the center.
- 72% Dark Chocolate is more bitter/less sweet than your average dark chocolate. Lesser percentages were also available in the store; and according to the web site, Cocoa Bon also makes an 80%.
The Los Gatos-based company makes everything in small batches, using high-quality ingredients. While you can find their line at a number of stores in the Bay Area (including some Whole Foods), the Valley Fair outpost is the only dedicated boutique.
Westfield Valley Fair
2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA