Got a Sweet Tooth?

If you have a sweet tooth craving, don’t you worry! The Mercantile has a wide variety of nuts, candies, chocolates, taffy, and always more in store. We love supporting our local artisans, especially when they make our favorite sweet treats!

One of the best things about having Cattaneo Bros. as our backbone is the nuts and candies line that comes along with the jerky! The hand-craft to perfection motto is carried on through out all our nuts and candies selection. It is the best addition for any lunch treat, craving, or custom gift basket. Any gift basket for a certain individual, house warming, present, or whatever else the occasion may be could always include one of the many snack options Cattaneo Bros. nuts and candies department has in store.


Don’t forget to come try some Cal Poly chocolate made specially by the students! We love being able to support and promote the “Learn By Doing” teaching method Cal Poly is well known for.


Here at the Mercantile we are proud to sell Mama Ganache. In 2004, Chef Tom Neuhaus opened Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates here in San Luis Obispo after his many years of experience and travel. Tom himself was the person to create the Cal Poly chocolate enterprise while he was teaching in the Food Science and Nutrition department. We are lucky enough to enjoy his chocolate expertise right here in the stop! Mama Ganache has an outstanding reputation with our store customers and is always pa customer favorite.

Mama Ganache’s ultimate goal is “to make people happy… We want to offer the local community a place to come and relax.” They are becoming very well known for pairing their chocolate with local wines and beers and can be found at many of the wineries right here on the Central Coast. Mama Ganache would love to watch the shop local trend grow, just as they too started local and love their loyal local customers and neighbors that keep them growing!

As summer is coming to an end don’t forget to stop in and check out all the nuts and candy options for your next adventure, birthday, lunch addition, or just because! Be on the look out for all our goodies that you can always count on to hit your sweet spot! Don’t forget to support local by “[Joining Mama Ganache] for wine and chocolate tastings every first Friday during Art after Dark, 6 – 9 pm, or second Fridays during happy hour, 5 – 7 pm, or anytime between 10 and 6 or 7, for sweet treat” at their shop downtown located at 1445 Monterey Street.


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