The San Francisco Chocolate Factory is Stirring Up New Products: Introducing The First "Got Milk?" Chocolate Straw in the U.S.

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The San Francisco Chocolate Factory introduces The Got Milk? Chocolate Straws. These fun and unique chocolate straws, designed for kids, turn any glass of milk into chocolate milk. Since debuting in 1999, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory's chocolates have become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. Sales are rapidly expanding beyond the shores of the Bay Area, thanks to the many visitors who bring the beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs... the chocolates are so delicious, people call desperate to order more!

SF Chocolate Factory Introduces New Got Milk? Chocolate Straws

Our chocolate has a smooth silken texture that melts on the tongue and creates a rich, buttery feel in the mouth

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory has introduced what is believed to be the first chocolate straw designed for US youngsters.

"I saw these straws in Europe and to my knowledge we are the first to introduce them here in the US. We think kids will love them," said Mike Litton, founder and CEO of the San Francisco Chocolate Factory.

Mothers and fathers will also fall for the new straws, he added, because they make any glass of milk taste like chocolate milk. That means youngsters will be eager to drink their milk.

The new straw is designed with "fun packaging" that is attractive to both parents and children.

Chocolate has also emerged recently as having many health benefits, according to various studies.

"Surprising new research finds chocolate contains health-promoting chemicals similar to those in red wine, tea, fruits and vegetables," writes Jean Carper in her Eat Smart column at USA Today.

"Chocolate is rich in cell-protecting antioxidants," she writes. The antioxidants in chocolate help block chemical changes in bad LDL cholesterol that lead to clogged arteries, she added.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory was created in 1999 to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolates at non-gourmet prices.

"Since we debuted in 1991, we've become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors as well," Litton said.

But the business is expanding beyond the Bay Area in California to other parts of the US and the world, including Canada and Europe.

The factory uses only the finest quality cocoa beans, gathered and imported from three different continents. Only the best beans are selected for consistently superior flavor.

"Our chocolate has a smooth silken texture that melts on the tongue and creates a rich, buttery feel in the mouth," said Litton.

Visitors can find and purchase chocolate from The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Chocolate Boutique, a unique retail store, in SOMA at 286 12th Street on the corner of 12th Street and Folsom. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit http://www.sfchocolate.com for more information. The "Got Milk? Chocolate Straws are available in 2.12 oz. packages and suggested retail is $3.99 per box. Also available online and in fine stores nationwide.

About the San Francisco Chocolate Factory™
The San Francisco Chocolate Factory™ was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting in 1999, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory's chocolates have become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. Sales are rapidly expanding beyond the shores of the Bay Area, thanks to the many visitors who bring the beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs... the chocolates are so delicious, people call desperate to order more!

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory™ takes immense pride in our products; we love our business because we know (and like to spread!) the joy of eating delicious chocolate.

Visit our Chocolate Boutique located in SOMA at 286 12th Street, on the corner of 12th Street and Folsom. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Visit http://www.sfchocolate.com to learn more.

Contact:

Press Inquiries:
Contact:
Sandra Evans
& Associates
Tel 415 887 9230
sandra @ andassociates-ca.com

Sales and Distribution Inquiries:

Contact:
Bob Basile
San Francisco Chocolate Factory
286 12th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Tel 888-732-4626
bob @ sfchocolate.com
http://www.sfchocolate.com

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