Do you know what the source is for the delicious chocolate smell at the Millbrae BART station?
Visit sites like Chowhound or Metafilter and you’ll see that chocolate-craving Bay Area residents have been wondering the same question for years.The online consensus is that the Guittard chocolate factory in nearby Burlingame is responsible for the smell. A Guittard factory representative confirmed this for me, kind of – “I can’t be sure, but it’s likely that the wind carries the smell,” the worker told me.
I’m clearly a pro at answering dessert aroma-related questions (See: Ask the Appeal: What is That Delicious Smell Near the W?). Got any more for me?
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