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Chocolate Bar Set for "Origin Stories - Tumaco, Colombia"

Dandelion Chocolate

Six single-origin bars made of beans from Cacao de Colombia accompany a lively and informative virtual talk with Carlos Ignacio Velasco, co-founder of Cacao Hunters in Colombia, and the makers of all six bars on Saturday, November 7 2020 from 2 to 4 pm PST.

Be part of the conversation with Greg D’Alesandre, our Bean Sourcerer, as your host on the topic of single-origin chocolate, alongside those who know the beans and chocolate best: the cocoa producer and chocolate makers from throughout the industry.

This set includes single-origin bars from six chocolate makers, with instructions to join this month's discussion – one of a monthly series pairing conversation and chocolate tasting.

Origin: Tumaco, Colombia

Date: Saturday November 7, 2020, 2-4 pm PST

Missed one of the origins in this series? We offer the tasting set and a link to watch the recorded webinar for Belize.

This Selection Includes
  • Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California): Tumaco, Colombia 70%
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar

  • Cacao Hunters (Popayán, Cauca, Colombia): Perla Negra 74%
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter

  • Fruition Chocolate Works (Shokan, New York): Colombia Tumaco Dark 85%
    Weight: 2.12 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar

  • Madhu Chocolate (Austin, Texas): Pure Dark — 70% Cacao
    Weight: 2.6 ounces
    Ingredients: dark chocolate (cacao, organic cane sugar)

  • Potomac Chocolate (Occoquan, Virginia): Tumaco, Colombia 70%
    Weight: 2.12 ounces
    Ingredients: organic cacao, organic cane sugar

  • Shane Chocolate Works (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Tumaco, Colombia Bar (90%)
    Weight: 2.1 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao, sugar

Ingredients and Allergens
  • All of our single-origin chocolate is made with just cocoa beans and sugar; no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla. Our chocolate is free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, and it is made in a factory that does not process nuts.

  • The bars of chocolate from other chocolate makers are all dark chocolate; however, some makers might have processed their bars on machinery that also processes milk chocolate, or chocolate with additional ingredients. If you have an allergy, we have linked each company, so feel free to research your specific restriction. We strongly suggest looking at the labels, and while there are no substitutions, we recommend passing any bars you are unable to eat along to a friend.
Learn More

Learn more about Tumaco, Colombia here.

Take a look at our sourcing report to read more about Dandelion Chocolate's relationship with Cacao Verapaz, including transparent sourcing.

About Tumaco, Columbia

Cacao Hunters is the first Colombian company that is locally sourcing and producing chocolate in Colombia. They represent the sort of partner that you hope to find as they are open to innovation and experimentation which allows them to produce the best cacao possible. Cacao Hunters are passionately working with farmers producing local cultivars in regions for which income generation has been very difficult due to recent conflict. Owners Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata (a former pastry chef) met in 2009 in Japan and have been working together since then in challenging areas of Colombia to produce high-quality cacao.

Tumaco makes up more than 60% of the cacao that Cacao Hunters use for their own chocolate brand and they have strong alliances with the local producers, supporting families through higher and more stable prices. Cacao Hunters works with a variety of associations in Tumaco. Each association ferments their own cacao, using assistance and advice from Cacao Hunters. You can now find Cacao Hunters in the best chocolate shops in major Colombian cities. In 2016, the Cacao Hunters’ Tumaco bar won for best milk chocolate bar in a competition of 900 products in Osaka, Japan.