Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Rox Spots

It's a dancing day when Rox Chox is available in Sundance Natural Foods in Eugene, Oregon, and that day is today.  Thanks to Ron, the wonderfully friendly Sundance Grocery manager for bringing Rox Chox to the Eugene public.  On our drive south from Portland we stopped off and made our first delivery in person, as well as enjoyed their amazing all-organic salad bar and a big bag of the produce department's bulk fresh blueberries.  Hooray!

And what could be better than enjoying Rox Chox with some books?  Well, now you will be able to find out for yourself at Powell's books on Hawthorne!  Yes, they carry candy bars and then they also carry ROX CHOX bars!!!  The really-good-for-you-not-really-a-candy-bar-but-tastes-like-one chocolate bar.

The Rox Chox Raw Lab in progress

Rox Chox will soon have its own little home in Southeast Portland.  We just spent a week working on our new space.  Turns out it is much more involved than we had anticipated (not surprising, really) to set up your own commercial food production space, so all week long we were hustling and still have a ways to go.  What were we doing? Picking up a water heater, a fridge, patching floor cracks and meeting with the electrician then the plumbers and then patching the walls after they finished installing the pipes.  Whew!
 There are our sinks - the hand sink on the floor has knee pedals for us 'chocolate doctors'.
 So that's what twelve hundred dollars looks like!  I was wondering...
 This is so the ants can't crawl inside.
 Ohh! Power tools! Fun times.
 Carving sheet rock makes me feel like I'm in my childhood home again. Ah, construction zones - so cozy.  Got to use my jigsaw, rad.
Ta da! Seamless! ... almost, that is. After the tape and putty, it will be.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rox Chox have arrived in San Francisco!

...and boy is it ever windy here! We may have moved into the windiest neighborhood, but it is still the most gorgeous city with its hills and fog and rainbow blocks of colored houses with lemons and limes hanging over their fences, so we don't mind the bluster so much. We are settling into our new home and have started our first garden together.

Of course we brought some Rox Chox with us and they found a ready home as well. River was chatting as we bought some groceries in a gem of a little organic grocery on Valencia St and mentioned Rox Chox. Turns out, he was speaking with the owner who quickly quipped, "bring me an order!". So yesterday I did just that. Now you can find Rox Chox nestled amongst a fine selection of chocolates in Valencia Whole Foods on the corner of Valencia and 21st in the Mission district of San Francisco! Ta da! Like magic.