About Us

ARTISAN CHOCOLATES & CONFECTIONS HAND-CRAFTED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Poco Dolce Confections was started by Kathy Wiley in 2003 as a small San Francisco baking company specializing in regional Italian pastries.  Within a year, she discovered a passion for creating hand-made chocolates with unique and exciting flavors. Having a predilection for more savory foods, Kathy experimented by finishing a piece of bittersweet chocolate with a sprinkling of Grey Sea Salt (also known as Sel Gris). Poco Dolce's Bittersweet Chocolate Tiles were born.

The name - Poco Dolce - literally translates from Italian as "not too sweet" or "just a little sweet."  Applying this idea to their products, Poco Dolce's ongoing mission is to stay on the "savory side of sweet."

 

SIMPLE, FRESH, ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Run by a ten person team, the utmost attention and care is put into crafting each and every product.  Created in small batches in their San Francisco kitchen, Poco Dolce's gourmet chocolates and confections feature only the finest, all-natural ingredients.  Our signature Sea Salt Toffee has just three ingredients - sugar, California butter, and sea salt.  

 

ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CHOCOLATE

Poco Dolce always uses blends of GMO-Free chocolate from Guittard Chocolate Company. Located just 15 miles south of San Francisco in Burlingame, California, Guittard makes it a point to work directly with their farmers, using cacao beans that are Rainforest Alliance certified and Fair Trade certified.