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Chocolate Bar Set for "Origin Stories - Wampu"

Dandelion Chocolate

Six single-origin bars made of beans from Wampusirpi (affectionately called Wampu) accompany a lively and informative virtual talk with Jorge Schmidt, founder of Cacao Direct in Honduras, and the makers of all six bars on Saturday, December 5 from 2 to 4 pm PST.

This set includes information on Wampu, and on how to join our webinar on December 5 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.

Missed one of the origins in this series? We offer the tasting sets and a link to watch the recorded webinars here.

Included In This Selection
  • Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California): Wampu, Honduras 70%
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar
  • Dandelion Chocolate (Tokyo, Japan): Wampu, Honduras 70%
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar
  • 9th & Larkin (San Francisco, California): Wampusirpi, Honduras, 72% Cacao
    Weight: 2.3 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter
  • Castronovo Chocolate (Stuart, Florida): The Lost City, Honduras 72%
    Weight: 2.2 ounces
    Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter
  • Enna Chocolate (Exeter, New Hampshire): Honduras 75% Dark Chocolate
    Weight: 2 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao, cane sugar
  • Palato Chocolate (Tegucigalpa, Honduras): Dark Chocolate 75%
    Weight: 1.76 ounces
    Ingredients: cacao, cane sugar
Ingredients and Allergens

This selection of chocolate from other chocolate makers is 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.

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.

Learn More

Learn more about Wampu, Honduras here. Or wait until you can hear it directly from Jorge.

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

About Wampu, Honduras

Historical and archaeological evidence demonstrates that cacao has been cultivated in this region of Honduras for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. Today, in order to produce cacao that is suitable to make outstanding chocolate there are challenges. The region is so hot, so humid, and so remote, that not only fermentation and drying, but even transportation is extremely challenging.

To arrive at Wampusirpi, you need to either take two flights — first to Puerto Lempira on the northeast coast and from there to Wampusirpi — or drive to Palestina, in Olancho, to a river landing along the Patuca river, board a pipante (a kind of hollowed-out log canoe), and then traverse the jungle for two days to arrive at the village. In this remote place, the team at Cacao Direct, led by Jorge Schmidt, have been working since 2014 with approximately 200 Miskito families, providing them with technical assistance, training, information, and tools at cost for planting and maintaining their cacao trees.

This cacao is produced organically by individual farmers and families, and then fermented and dried at a centralized facility built by Cacao Direct in 2015 to ensure consistent quality. The efforts have paid off: Cacao Direct won the Honduras Cocoa of Excellence Competition in 2016 (when it used the award’s prize money to provide a new roof and windows for the local school) and 2017 (when there was no prize money, only glory!).