Fran's Chocolates. You can't get them here in Los Angeles. I have my
It's a standard phone call now: "Hi, Mom, do you want me to pick up anything for you before I come down? Seattle Soaps? Special coffees? Fran's?
Fran's! I always want Fran's.
They're made in Seattle and sold out of three brick-and-mortar store fronts.
As far as I'm concerned, those bricks are made of gold, because inside each store it's Heaven. Beautifully colored, paper-wrapped boxes tied in real cloth (not paper) ribbons. Sometimes the ribbons are satin, sometimes grosgrain, like these:
And although they make a variety of chocolates, my
Paradise. Nirvana. Food of the gods. That's what chocolate's taxonomic (scientific) name means--theobroma cacao. "Theobroma" means "food of the gods." Yup, they got that right:
Aha! My lovers, come to me!:
Seven perfect little bites, to savor slowly and sweetly.
Oops! Make that six little bites.
One seems to have mysteriously disappeared.