Weekend fun: Visiting Scharffen Berger

In the unending quest to actually have weekends away from my computer, this weekend included a 5 mile walk, another shorter walk, and a visit with friends to the Scharffen Berger factory for the tour.
You like factory tours? This one is a not to miss. It’s not only the free chocolate samples, it’s the intoxicating smell of rich bittersweet coca, the funky 1950’s machines and the well-packaged history and chemistry on the growing and processing of chocolate.
We resisted the cafe’s treats in favor of dinner in Berkeley, but the estastic smiles on the faces of the hot chocolate drinkers in the parking lot suggested more happy tasting.