January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center San Diego, California
The San Francisco Chocolate Factory is a chocolate company with deep roots in the City by the Bay. We are dedicated to building community and helping friends savor the special events and moments in life.
The company was founded by Mike Litton, a New York native who lived and worked in cities spanning the globe. In 1987, soon after arriving and putting down roots in San Francisco, Mr. Litton founded Bridge International Company, an import-export company that develops commercial channels to promote and sell raw materials and manufactured goods to industries throughout the world. One of the commodities Bridge International specialized in was cocoa beans, and by the late 1990s, they were the primary supplier of cocoa beans to many local chocolate companies, including Guittard, a company with San Francisco roots dating back to the 1800s.
Passionate about chocolate and determined to deliver chocolate produced from the finest cocoa beans sourced worldwide, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory was born in 1999 as a family business, with Mr. Litton packing the first tins of chocolate by himself with his children. In the nearly 30 years since our founding, we have grown, but have not lost sight of our roots – a passion for great chocolate, a love for the city of San Francisco and a desire to help the community, and spread the word about our quality products.
Our commitment to our community and our customer is at the center of everything we do. We partner with the California Autism Foundation to pack our tins, helping to provide meaningful work for dozens of people impacted by autism. We’ve also partnered with the band Train to create a Save Me San Francisco Chocolate, proceeds of which benefit Family House, a nonprofit organization caring for families of seriously ill children who cannot afford medical treatment. Our commitment to be responsible citizens continues, as does our passion to provide gourmet chocolate in superbly designed packaging to help build community and to help friends savor the special events and moments in life.
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