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Chocolate Bar Set for "Origin Stories - Anamalai, India"

Dandelion Chocolate

Six distinctive bars made of beans from Anamalai, during a lively and informative virtual talk with Harish and Karthi, the founders of Regal Estate in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, along with the makers of all six bars.

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: Anamalai, India

Date: Saturday February 6, 2021, 5-7 pm PST

Enjoy this series? Join us for another origin! We have a few tasting sets left from past Origin Stories in this series. View available chocolate-bar tasting sets (which include recordings of the talks) here.

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

  • Solstice Chocolate (Murray, Utah):
    70% India Anamalai Chocolate Bar
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao bean, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter

  • Five Mile Chocolate (Dallas, Texas):
    75% India
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar

  • French Broad Chocolate (Asheville, North Carolina):
    India 71% Cacao
    Weight: 2.1 ounces
    Ingredients: dark chocolate (cacao, organic cane sugar)

  • Mizram Chocolate (Dubai, United Arab Emirates):
    65% Dark Chocolate Single Origin India
    Weight: 2.47 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, unrefined cane sugar, cocoa butter

  • Soklet (Tamilnadu, India):
    70% Dark Chocolate
    Weight: 1.76 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao beans, cane 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 Anamalai, India here.Or wait until you can hear it directly from Harish and Karthi.

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

About Anamalai, India

In 2017, Dandelion Chocolate made our first bar with beans from Asia. The beans came from Tamil Nadu, one of the two southernmost states in India, which is an area known more for tigers than cacao. But the story behind these beans is one of hard work, a focus on sustainability, and a holistic approach. This cocoa is produced by brothers-in-law Harish Manoj Kumar and Karthikeyan (Karthi) Palanisamy. Harish is originally from Pollachi (near Regal Plantations) and for many years his family has run multiple farms around Pollachi with a focus on coconut, cacao, and nutmeg (with a variety of tree crops intercropped including papaya, pepper, and coconut). While Harish and his family have been farming cacao for years, it was relatively low quality and the prices were equally low.

In 2014, Harish took over the family farms and decided to work with Karthi on improving the quality and the flavor of the cacao being grown between the 30-year old coconut palms. It was a risky endeavor but as you are reading about it now, the risk clearly paid off. We love using their beans in both the US and Japan and look forward to seeing how their product continues to evolve.