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2021 Advent Calendar

Dandelion Chocolate

Available exclusively by pre-order. Calendars will ship in November to arrive in time to unveil by December 1st.

Two years in the making, our 2021 Advent Calendar is our definitive best yet, a collaboration from Harry Goldhawk, twelve most-admired chocolatiers from coast to coast, and the California Academy of Sciences — whose Assistant Planetarium Director, Bing Quock, and team curated the theme: the winter night sky. Unbox twenty-five individual, gift-worthy, chocolate-box “ornaments,” each containing a serving of surprise confections — such as a bonbon, a caramel, or several chocolate-covered nuts. Choose from the following two options:

  • Single Calendar: (sold out) Filled with a single serving of delicious chocolate confections.
  • Double Calendar for Two: (sold out) A daily (double!) dose of exquisite chocolates — so no more splitting bonbons in two.

Each evening’s decorated ornament-box highlights a December celestial event or constellation, with instructions for viewing it in that night’s sky. The accompanying booklet reveals stories, history, and even some science behind each event. When possible, we favor events viewable before midnight with the naked eye (or with a good pair of binoculars!).

This Set Includes

This Advent Calendar contains 25 individual holiday-ornament boxes filled with 25 unique confections, all tucked into a decorative, logo-free, reusable gift box.

Ingredients & Allergens

Our partners shy away from preservatives and intend their treats be enjoyed fresh. So while your typical Advent calendar might have a long shelf life, we encourage you to savor these confections within a few days of the box date. Each treat is individually labeled with ingredients and allergen information.

Ingredients: 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Piura Blanco, Peru, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Zorzal Estate, Dominican Republic, organic cane sugar), 85% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Anamalai, India fermented with nutmeg, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Anamalai, India, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Cahabón, Guatemala, organic cane sugar), 70% Dandelion chocolate (cocoa beans from Wampu, Honduras, organic cane sugar), cane sugar, brown sugar, butter, organic butter, colored cocoa butter, cocoa butter, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, heavy cream, glucose, white chocolate (cane sugar, cocoa butter, nonfat dry milk, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract, vanilla beans), coconut oil, honey, cookie (all-purpose flour, light brown sugar, baking soda, salt, honey, milk, vanilla), almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cocoa nibs from Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador, organic toasted coconut flakes, organic puffed quinoa, cherry, amarena cherries, amarena cherry syrup (sour black cherries, sugar, glucose, water, sour cherry juice), milk powder, passion fruit purée, rum, guava, lemon juice, roasted cocoa nibs (cocoa beans from Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador), reposado tequila, anise, lemon peel, tamarind, cardamom, orange peel, pistachio paste (almonds, pistachios, sugar, hazelnut oil, soy lecithin, natural flavor, vanilla extract), corn flakes (corn [90%], sugar, salt, barley malt extract, vitamins [vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate], minerals [iron, zinc oxide]), lemon confit, miso powder, maple syrup, maple sugar, feuilletine (wheat flour, sugar, milk, milk protein concentrate, malt extract, sodium bicarbonate), feuilletine (all-purpose flour, butter, egg white, vanilla extract), milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa kernel, milk powder, soy lecithin, vanilla), vanilla, black currant, apple pectin, confectioners’ glaze (tapioca syrup, water, tapioca maltodextrin, xylitol, ethanol, vegetable protein), Meyer lemon juice, citric acid, yogurt powder, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, coffee beans, Tahitian vanilla bean, bacon, pineapple, rosemary, cinnamon, chickpeas, sorbitol, invertase, whiskey, natural colorants (Blue 1, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, calcium carbonate), absinthe, cardamom essential oil, ground thyme, shellac, arabic gum, chlorophyll (for coloring), edible metallic powder, palmolein oil, turmeric, sunflower lecithin, dextrose, lime oil, peppermint oil, ginger powder, citric acid, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, sea salt, salt

Contains: milk, wheat, tree nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts), coconut, sesame, soy. Made and packed in the individual collaborators' facilities that may come into contact with cross-contaminants.

Four treats contain less than 1% alcohol: reposado tequila, whiskey, absinthe, rum. One treat contains trace amounts of bacon.

One treat contains less than 5% alcohol.

Weight

9.5 oz (269 g)
1 lb 3 oz (538 g)

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Meet Your
2021 Advent Calendar Chocolatiers

Our 2021 Calendar’s exquisite chocolates are created by thirteen acclaimed artisans, hailing from all across the country: Miami, New York, and Pennsylvania; Tennessee and Arizona; and our own California. Contributors include up-and-coming confectioners, award-winning chocolatiers, and Michelin-starred pastry chefs — many of whom have been Dandelion friends since our beginning. We are amazed by each maker’s imagination and talent, and grateful for the opportunity to create together.

2021 Calendar Partner

California Academy of Sciences

Never before have we had the honor of collaborating with such an august body as the California Academy of Sciences — whose Assistant Planetarium Director, Bing Quock, and team composed much of the compelling celestial story we hope will draw you outside each December evening.

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, founded in 1853, is the oldest scientific institution in the West. It comprises scientific research departments in the natural sciences; an educational division; and a world-famous museum that includes, under a living roof, a planetarium, an aquarium, a rainforest, and exhibits about the natural world.

Bing F. Quock has been involved in astronomy education at many levels — from the college classroom, to outdoor "star parties," to his present position as Assistant Director of Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, with which he has been affiliated since 1973. An avid amateur astronomer, he is the 2020 recipient of the G. Bruce Blair Award for lifetime contributions to astronomy programming at Morrison Planetarium, and writes daily skywatching snippets for syndication to more than 30 newspapers across the country.

Harry Goldhawk

Artist and Friend

Harry Goldhawk is an illustrator, pattern designer, and digital-motion artist based in Newlyn, Cornwall. Inspired by the natural world surrounding him, Harry’s bold, textured works often depict nature and landscapes which evoke tranquillity and calm. We had admired Harry’s illustration of a centaur set against a starry sky years ago, and knew he would be a perfect match for our 2021 Calendar’s celestial theme. Harry imbues even his still images with motion, using color and geometry to render complex natural patterns. His stunning illustrations interpret myths and histories behind each celestial event featured herein.

Harry designed the celestial pattern for our hatbox-style outer gift box, as well as the story-like illustrations of celestial events for each day in December. The ornament-boxes and hatbox are sturdy and devoid of lettering or logos, perfect for reuse, decor, and future gifting. Every calendar is hand-tied with a shimmering red or gold bow.