What vacation to San Francisco is complete without a stop in Ghirardelli Square? Besides the free samples of chocolate, there are so many yummy treats available at the Ghirardelli store and the surrounding shops (Kara's Cupcakes- YUM!).
Of course, I selected a giant (and heavy!) chocolate chunk cookie from the Ghirardelli gift shop (less crowded than the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop and Ice Cream Store). Unfortunately, it looked better than it tasted. With a price tage of $3.95 per cookie, my money would have been better spent on one of their elaborate ice cream sundaes. I appreciated the generous amount of large chocolate chunks in the cookie, however, I did not like the buttery taste and gritty texture. The cookie was very hard to eat, too, since it crumbled after each bite- not good when I was eating it in bed at my hotel! I still ate it all, though. :)