Also on Balboa Island is a lovely olive oil store. They sell artisanal, imported olive oils and vinegars, often flavored, and they are very happy to give samples. Some of them could probably be delicious beverages alone. But they also import some other products from Italy, and I found this:
It was INCREDIBLE. i am a sucker for Italian chocolate bars, particular ones with crystallized sugar. And this is no exception. The texture is great, and the taste is super rich. Both addictive and serious at once.
Bottom Line: Why are these not everywhere??