There is probably nothing more universal than a love for chocolate, and there is nothing more satisfying than a rich creamy, handcrafted truffle. Palo Alto has a new boutique, Coco-Luxe, that just opened a temporary store in the Town and Country Mall.
They offer truffles with names like, “After Dinner Mint”, “Banana Split”, “Chai tea”, and “Double Cherry”. You can also indulge in one of their custom blend cocoas with homemade marshmallows. According to Palo Alto store manager, Jennifer Simons, “One try of these and you will never want store-bought again.”
Coco-Luxe Chocolates are made with “all natural ingredients,” according to Simpson, making them unique from other chocolate products out there. The decadent chocolates are made by expert chocolatier, Stephanie Marcon in their commercial kitchen in Sausalito, where attention to the smallest details make Coco-Luxe chocolates a growing habit for many Bay Area chocoholics. If the store does well in Palo Alto, there is the possibility of a permanent boutique in the future.
–Prices range from $2.00 (ideal for stocking stuffer), $6.95 for 3-truffle box, to $69.95 for a 36 piece truffle box.
–Best place to park to access Coco-Luxe is next to “In Her Shoes” or in the back parking lot.
Coco-Luxe Palo Alto location:
Town and Country Center
855 El Camino Real, suite 16
Palo Alto, CA
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30am to 7:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The store will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day
Coco-luxe Confections also offers unique chocolate making classes in their commercial kitchen in Sausalito.
200 Gate Five Road, Ste. 107
Sausalito, CA 94965
San Francisco location:
1673 Haight St. at Cole
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone interview with Jennifer Simons 11-23-10