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Year of the Dragon Box
In Vietnamese culture, the Lunar New Year is called Tết Nguyên Đán, often shortened to "Tết." This holiday signals the arrival of spring and thus new beginnings. It's celebrated by everyone — between family members, friends, colleagues, and more. During this time of year, sweet treats and other symbols of good luck and fortune are exchanged, to welcome in an auspicious year.
Our Year of the Dragon Collection is inspired by the inviting aromas of Lunar New Year celebrations — from pandan and coconut-scented warm sticky rice, to spicy and sticky ginger peanut candies, to the fragrant steam wafting off of a hot cup of tea ... and so much more.
Chúc mừng năm mới! Happy New Year!
- Jujube Caramel // Dried jujube fruit caramel, encased in a dark chocolate shell.
- Lapsang Souchong // Dartealing Lounge’s lapsang souchong tea-infused ganache, in dark chocolate
- Candied Ginger Peanut // Ginger pâte de fruit with milk chocolate and peanut butter, in dark chocolate
- Pandan Coconut // Pandan-infused coconut white chocolate ganache, in a dark chocolate shell
- Preserved Kumquat // Dark chocolate ganache of savory preserved kumquats, in dark chocolate
- Tamarind Sesame // Tamarind milk chocolate ganache, rolled in toasted sesame seeds
Shelf life is 3 weeks. Best by early March.
Ingredients: dark chocolate (cacao beans
pure cane sugar
milk and white chocolate (cane sugar
full cream milk
granulated cane sugar
pyrus fruit extract
lapsang souchong tea
luster dust and ultra refined cocoa butter. Allergens: dairy
The chocolate sourced from Guittard is Fair Trade Certified and non-GMO.
When possible, we use organic ingredients in our chocolates and confections. The cream and butter we use is from Straus Family Creamery and Clover Sonoma, both family-owned, local companies who make organic dairy products. We source most of our ingredients from family-owned companies within a 100-mile radius of the store.
Socola Chocolatier is an award-winning chocolate company that creates artisanal handcrafted chocolates and confections inspired by the diverse flavors of Vietnam.
We are led by our CEO and Chief Chocolatier Wendy Lieu, whose heritage and artistry permeates through everything we make.
Our origins: Co-founded by Wendy and her sister, Susan Lieu, Socola has always been a family endeavor. Wendy always had a passion for chocolate and was dreaming up (and cooking up) her own truffle recipes when she was a teenager. Susan is a perfect counterpart to Wendy, because her talent and acumen was in business and marketing. Susan was always finding and creating ways for more and more people to learn about and experience Socola!
During the early days, Wendy and Susan couldn't envision what Socola has become. The two sisters started off this business by selling directly to family and friends, setting up in front of their parents' nail salon during the Santa Rosa's Downtown Market in the summertime. Today, Socola is a vibrant business with an amazing team of staff members who work together to create the most stunning chocolates at our brick-and-mortar shop in the middle of San Francisco!