Stumbled upon THE sweetest (pardon the pun) chocolate store today @casadechocolates (you can order online!!)
Was looking for parking in Berkeley and was placed right in front of this small, darling, somewhat easy-to-miss shop. Highest quality, organic, delish They've been there about 5 years, but new to me--a tad late to this party but better late than never!
If it hadn't been raining and cold I'd have jumped all over their frozen hot chocolate--looked A-mazing!
Couple of very cool things-
They allow BYOB-bring your own box! How much do we love a place that allows a customer the opportunity to conserve?!!! From their site-
Is the chocolate Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is only one way to assess if producers of a product or crop are getting a fair price. Fair Trade aims to review a variety of social and environmental criteria, and Fair Trade then certifies a producer of a product. Fair Trade, however, does not evaluate quality. We purchase chocolate that is made with the highest quality beans available – and we aim to purchase the chocolate from chocolate purveyors who have a direct relationship with cocoa farmers. We believe that direct trade with cocoa farmers results in farmers making far more than “fair trade” standards.
I don't know much about this. If you do, please chime in, I'd love to learn!! .