SINGLE‑ORIGIN

CHOCOLATE

MADE IN SAN FRANCISCO

“Dandelion roasts and grinds beans from a single farm or cooperative at a time. It’s a winemaker’s approach, and each bar is as distinct from the next as a Chianti is from a Barolo.”


NEW YORK TIMES

70%
PIURA BLANCO
PERU

2015 HARVEST

tasting notes:

green grapes and warm molasses

Piura Blanco cacao is named for the location it comes from (Piura) and the high percentage of aromatic white beans found in each pod (Blanco).

85%
MAYA MOUNTAIN
BELIZE

2018 HARVEST

tasting notes:

pineapple, Greek yogurt, and toasted sourdough bread

The beans for this bar come from Maya Mountain Cacao, Ltd., a social enterprise that buys freshly harvested, unfermented cacao from indigenous Mayan smallholder farmers in southern Belize.

70%
KOKOA KAMILI
TANZANIA

2017 HARVEST

tasting notes:

honey, fresh pineapple, and chocolate pudding

Based in the southwestern Tanzanian village of Mbingu, Brian LoBue’s and Simran Bindra’s social enterprise, Kokoa Kamili, buys freshly harvested, unfermented cacao beans from local smallholder farms and ferments them in a centralized facility.

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Our Chocolate Philosophy

Bean to Bar in San Francisco

We’re Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in San Francisco’s Mission District. For over 10 years, we’ve been turning cocoa beans and organic sugar into pure dark chocolate. We travel and build lasting relationships with cocoa farmers and producers, then craft small batches of chocolate back home in our factory. With our minimal approach, we aim to highlight different beans’ distinctive flavor notes—from classic fudge to tangy fruit.

JUST TWO INGREDIENTS

Beans and sugar.
That's all.

 

Our chocolate is just two ingredients: cocoa beans and organic sugar. We never add cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, flavorings, or preservatives because those ingredients mask the inherent flavors in beans.

PRODUCER FOCUSED

Good cocoa starts
with good relationships.

 

Good relationships are absolutely essential to procuring consistently good flavor. We work closely with the producers who grow, ferment, and dry the single-origin cocoa beans we source, so we can share this amazing cocoa with you.

CONNECTING OVER CHOCOLATE

Online classes. Continental doorstep delivery. SF retail and deliveries.

 

We hope someday you'll join us at our San Francisco factory to savor a toasty house-made s'more while watching our chocolate makers craft beans into chocolate. In the meanwhile, we'll ship bars and truffles to your doorstep, host you for a virtual chocolate class, or answer (chocolate!) questions you might have via phone or email.

LOCAL PICKUP & DELIVERY

LOCATIONS

See our Bay Area and Vegas locations below, or visit us in Japan!

VALENCIA STREET

740 VALENCIA STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110
 
Open for to-go service

FERRY BUILDING

1 FERRY BUILDING
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
 
Open for to-go service

16TH STREET FACTORY

2600 16TH STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
 
Closed

THE VENETIAN

3355 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD, SUITE 101
LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
 
Open for to-go service

FROM OUR BLOG

Chocolate makers, confectioners, chefs, flavor experts... our chocolate factory stories

Remy and the chocolate chip

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Our sourcing report is here

2017-2018 was a time of growth for us and the industry at large...

The "secrets" of becoming a great taster

Karen answers our most-asked questions about tasting and how flavor happens...

Fixing Japanese chocolate machines

Chuck brings his knowledge and elbow grease to our Japanese factory...

How to
store chocolate

In the right conditions, chocolate can keep for up to five years with a few tips...

Drinking chocolate's 4000-year history

Amie traces hot chocolate from molinillos to chocolate houses...

Ground Control cacao-nib coffee

Eli Salomon brings a new machine and a new drink to our cafés...

Sierra Leone
rainforest chocolate

Dr. Leissle brings the first specialty chocolate bar from Sierra Leone to the US craft market...

FREE SHIPPING

All US orders ship free of charge with $25 minimum.

Other questions? View our FAQ.

GIFT EXPERIENCES

We offer custom corporate gifts, group events, and custom gifts. Please reach out to info@dandelionchocolate.com for all options.

Can't decide? Let us create a gift card for you.

CONTACT US

Email: info@dandelionchocolate.com

Phone: 415.349.0942

Live chat during our factory hours, Monday through Friday.