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In the meanwhile, we have many other brittles, chocolates, and caramels to consider. Consider our confection team's first hand-made Single Origin Collection set. Lisa Vega's Chocolate Gâteau also arrives in a ready-to-give box tied with a bow. Our Chocolate Care Package is teeming with our most popular treats to enjoy and share (including a wonderful black sesame seed toffee brittle). Most of all, thank you for your continued support this holiday season. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be part of your gift-giving traditions.

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A Box of Toffee

Dandelion Chocolate

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Our Executive Pastry Chef, Lisa Vega, crafted this not-too-sweet traditional toffee for our first Valencia Street café, and it has been on the menu since day one. This is a full pound of dark, crunchy toffee coated on both sides with our 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate sprinkled with our nutty single-origin cocoa nibs to balance out the sweetness.


Ingredients & allergens

Sugar, butter, 70% Dandelion Chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), Dandelion Chocolate Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador cocoa nibs, salt

Contains milk. Made in a facility that processes wheat, tree nuts, and peanuts.


16 oz (454 g)

Learn more

Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar – the region, the farms, and the producers.


A little about us...

We Make Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

We're Dandelion, 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 single-origin dark chocolate. We’re part of the New American Chocolate Movement of small-scale chocolate makers building specialized machines and rethinking chocolate making practices to reclaim the depth of flavor in chocolate.

As a bean-to-bar maker, we first source our own beans, and then sort, roast, crack, winnow, melange, temper, and mold each bar we make. Our approach focuses on minimal ingredients, just cocoa beans and cane sugar (not vanilla, emulsifiers, or additional cocoa butter), so that the quality and flavor nuances of the bean shine through.

Just Two Ingredients.
That’s All.

Our chocolate bars are made of just two ingredients: cocoa beans and organic sugar. We don’t add cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, flavorings, or preservatives, so the quality and flavor nuances of our beans shine. With a light hand and minimalist approach, we aim to highlight different cocoa beans' distinctive flavor notes — from classic fudge to tangy fruit..

We Visit Each Origin to Build Lasting Relationships

When we look for cocoa beans, we look for good flavor and good people. Building trust is at the heart of what we do, and relationships are reciprocal. In addition to looking for good cocoa, we’re also interested in what our cocoa producers need from us — feedback on a new fermentation process, upfront capital to offset a bad season, or connections to other chocolate makers to grow business. Each year we publish the stories, numbers, and practices of our producers in our annual Sourcing Report.

We Work With Collaborators & Chocolatiers Worldwide

While chocolate makers make chocolate from cocoa beans, chocolatiers use finished chocolate to create truffles, bonbons, candy, and confections. Since we don’t add emulsifiers or additional cocoa butter to our chocolate, working with it requires extra time and attention. As a result, making truffles or chocolate-covered nibs with our chocolate can be especially challenging. Still, our collaborators remain undaunted, inventing new recipes and products each year. We celebrate their talents and share these crafted treats with you.

Join Our Virtual Classes to Experience Chocolate from a New Perspective

Our Chocolate Educators have been with the factory for many years, and share their perspectives on tasting single-origin chocolate, making treats at home, and experiencing chocolate in new ways. Our classes are available for individuals, families, and group events.

See Our 

Chocolate-Making in
San Francisco

If you’re in San Francisco, we hope to soon invite you to stop by our café and factory in the Mission District to sip on a hot chocolate while watching our chocolate makers turn cocoa beans into bars of chocolate.