You may take our lives but you’ll never take our chocolate! Hershey, which bought Scharffen Berger back in 2005, will close its Berkeley and San Francisco locations. But … but … what about our Peet’s Scharffen Berger Mocha Freddos?!

Hershey will still produce Scharffen Berger chocolates, but just not here. If you still want to get your SB fix, you’ll have to deal with the guilt of having your chocolate shipped halfway across the country from Illinois. Now we’re all poopy diapers.

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Scharffen Berger, Schmidt plants to be closed [Chron]
via SF Eater

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If you’re looking to treat yourself after finals or need a last minute gift, try some of the chocolate from the East Bay. It’s delish.

Charles Chocolates
Location: Emeryville, but there are tons of Berkeley shops that carry the chocolates too
Deets: Organic ingredients, small batches, hand made, fresh.

You can even get a tour of their kitchen and facilities.
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By the time the Clog arrived at the Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, most of the vendors were packing up, and many of the chalk drawings were complete. Yes, we missed out on the chocolate pizza, chocolate tandoori chicken and mingle-time with the artists–but we did snatch a few photographs of the chalk art while the drawings were still fresh.

Creeping up on North Shattuck Avenue from Downtown Berkeley, it seemed most of the chalk art was made more for business than pleasure, with coffee shops and other businesses basking in the glow of free sidewalk advertising.

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