Michael Mischer Chocolates has been featured in

  • ABC7 News

    ABC7 News11, February 2011

    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Valentine's Day is Monday and it is the busiest day of the year for some specialized businesses. Florists and candy makers have their biggest day, and one chocolate maker ramps up production of his gourmet chocolates all read more

  • TravelMag 30, March 2015

    Across the Bay Bridge, the shore of Oakland's bucolic Lake Merritt is a wonder-ful place for a power stroll along the path, or to row a boat for an hour before lunch at one of numerous eateries read more

  • Chocolate Ratings 06, March 2012

    I have been a fan of Michael Mischer's chocolates for years. He uses single origin Criollo beans, one of my favorites, and has a flair for creating novel combinations. Recently, read more

  • 7x7 Insider's Guide to the best of San Francisco

    7x7 Insider's Guide to the best of San Francisco 13, February 2012

    Old-Fashioned Candy's Back, with an Artisan Twist.

    Local chocolatiers are bringing old-fashioned candy back into fashion, with a smattering of artisan ingredients, of course.

    2. Michael Mischer's Criollo dark chocolate bar gets a playful twist with whole toasted hazelnuts.

    5. Michael Mischer's almond and Murray River salt bar is made from single origin Criollo 72-percent dark chocolate. read more

  • Sunset Magazine

    Sunset Magazine 01, February 2012

    Incongruously placed between a gym and a weight-loss center is one of Oakland's sweetest spots. The house-made chocolates are as beautiful as they are creative and delicious. You can choose read more

  • 01, June 2011
  • 01, March 2011Think chocolates are too sweet for a guy gift? Think again. These come with MANLY FILLINGS like root beer, chipotle, and barbecue sauce; $14 for six, michaelmischerchocolates.com
  • Sunset Magazine

    Sunset Magazine 11, February 2011

    46 | Michael Mischer, Oakland: We love his single-origin bars studded with toffee and salt. read more

  • Daily Candy

    Daily Candy 27, October 2010

    The Oakland-based confectioner infuses local restaurant Everett & Jones's hot barbecue sauce into a dark chocolate ganache, then coats it in his signature Venezuelan dark chocolate. The result is a hits-you-a-minute-later smokiness and tang that read more

  • Daily Candy

    Daily Candy 26, October 2010

    Nuts. Spices. Put the two stalwart holiday ingredients together with Michael Mischer's spiced almond chocolate bars. Available by read more

  • SanFrancisco Weekly

    SanFrancisco Weekly 01, May 2010

    Michael Mischer has unveiled an unusual new artisan chocolate piece for summer: barbecue, made with sauce from read more

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    San Francisco Chronicle 12, December 2007

    The Michael Mischer , had "a good bittersweet flavor" and "decent cocoa flavor," according to the panel, but its texture was "a bit waxy" and it "doesn't melt smoothly on the tongue." Two tasters would buy this chocolate, one might and two wouldn't. read more

  • The Nibble

    The Nibble 03, April 2007

    CAPSULE REPORT: Beautiful bars, tasty truffles, and lots of thinking about how to advance the cause of fine chocolate. That's what you get from Michael Mischer, a European pastry chef long relocated to read more

  • Money Magazine

    Money Magazine 01, May 2005

    You can get some start-ups moving with hardly any money. But Michael Mischer has been racing against high fixed costs from Day One. In 2004 he opened a store to read more

  • C&H Pure Cane Sugar

    C&H Pure Cane Sugar

    Chocolatier Michael Mischer isn't afraid to try new things. Yes, his delicious handmade truffles include familiar dark chocolate and espresso flavors, but he also read more

  • CocoAroma


    Chocolate was not Michael Mischer's first love. Nor was pastry. "I was 20 years old when I decided to pursue a career in pastry and confectionery back home in Germany," he says in slightly accented English. ''In Europe, read more