Tokyo & San Francisco Collection
We always wondered how much a culture influences the palate. This is a special tasting set where two Dandelion Chocolate teams from different countries use the same beans and philosophies to develop six unique bars from across the globe.
Roasting is a key step we take to create flavor, and this collection shows the interesting variations and range of flavors that different makers can achieve from the same beans. We like to calibrate our roast profiles to the palates of the local chocolate makers. We’ve found that the Japanese team tends to like more fermented, roasted, and bitter flavors than we do in our San Francisco location. We encourage you to taste these bars side by side to see the differences for yourself.
The accordion box was designed by our friend, Yvonne Mouser, and is handmade in India. It is tied with a thin leather strap that holds the collection together. This is a limited-edition box and it includes:
- Tasting guide
- 70% Maya Mountain, Belize; one from SF, one from Japan
- 70% Cahabon, Guatemala; one from SF, one from Japan
- 85% Camino Verde, Ecuador; one from SF, one from Japan
All of our single-origin bars are 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.