TRAIN FRONTMAN, PAT MONAHAN, TO APPEAR AT
SAN FRANCISCO’S HISTORIC GHIRARDELLI SQUARE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 ▪ 3 – 4 P.M.
SAN FRANCISCO (November 1, 2012) – Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate announced today that Pat Monahan, frontman of Grammy-winning multiplatinum act Train and founder of Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate, will make an appearance at Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace located within San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square on Thursday, November 15 from 3 – 4 p.m. Monahan will be signing bars of the recently released “Save Me, San Francisco” Premium Chocolate Bars, a partnership between Train and Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.
Train frontman Pat Monahan is a chocolate lover and longtime fan of Ghirardelli. After expressing his dream of a specialty chocolate with the acclaimed brand, Ghirardelli reached out to him and “Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate” was born, following in the footsteps of the band’s highly successful and award winning wine company “Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co”. 100% of Train’s proceeds from the first production of the chocolate will go to the local Family House charity, which assists families of seriously ill children with housing (familyhouse.org).
The “Save Me, San Francisco” Premium Chocolate Bars are available for purchase at savemesanfrancisco.com and ghirardelli.com, as well as at all Ghirardelli Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop retail locations nationwide. Bars will also be available at Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace and the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, both located in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square. The three “Save Me, San Francisco” Premium Chocolate Bars available are:
Dark Cabernet – The creamy mouthfeel of this smooth-melting dark chocolate complements the notes of ripe blackberries, finishing with the delightful essence of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Sea Salt Almond – This slightly sweeter dark chocolate is blended with coarse crystals of sea salt, delivering savory peaks of saltiness. Slow-roasted almonds add a familiar nutty texture, completing the symphony of salty and sweet flavors.
72% Cacao Dark Chocolate – This slow-melting, pure dark chocolate is highly aromatic, with mocha, blackberry and dark cherry notes throughout. With 72% cacao, the intense chocolate flavor is highlighted by the silky smooth texture and creamy mouthfeel.
The multi-platinum, award-winning band Train is currently on tour in support of its 2012 platinum release, California 37. The album has yielded two hit singles thus far, “Drive By” and “50 Ways To Say Goodbye.” Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels," earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey, Soul Sister" from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, "Hey, Soul Sister" hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has made numerous television appearances, performing on the NFC Championship Game, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America's Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, and Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor, Rachael Ray and more.
For more info on Train and Save Me, San Francisco visit savemesanfrancisco.com
ABOUT THE GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has an incredibly rich American history. As the country’s longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s Premium Chocolate Company.
Ghirardelli’s product line includes its signature Squares™ chocolate, Intense Dark™ chocolate, Gourmet Milk™ chocolate, Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars, other chocolate confections, baking chocolate and beverages. These items are sold through select specialty stores, grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and department stores. In addition, Ghirardelli sells a line of premium chocolate, syrups and drinks for the Food Service channel. Ghirardelli currently owns and operates 18 retail stores in seven states, including the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop located in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square.
For more information about Ghirardelli, visit ghirardelli.com.
ABOUT FAMILY HOUSE
Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Our two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 2,000 families. Family House has a 4-star at Charity Navigator, their highest possible rating.
Train/Save Me, San Francisco Contact:
646 340 1761(office)
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Contact:
Charles Zukow Associates