A technique called conching is one of the main reasons for the long success of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.
The process — which removes bitterness and strips astringency from roasted cocoa beans — results in the rich, indulgent flavor that characterizes confections made by Ghirardelli, which, incorporated in 1852, is America’s oldest premium chocolate maker. Read More
Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne celebrated his victory with a taste of San Francisco at the historic Ghirardelli Square. Bayne capped off his historic win by creating the very first Trevor Bayne Sundae, Sundae, Sundae, featuring rocky road, chocolate chip and chocolate ice cream, as well multiple toppings. Bayne also spent time signing autographs and talking to fans. Read More