ORIGIN STORIES SERIES
celebrating cocoa producer and chocolate makers using the beans of

CAMINO VERDE
ECUADOR

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Origin Stories - Camino Verde, Ecuador

Dandelion Chocolate

Deepen your appreciation of single-origin chocolate by tasting chocolate made with Camino Verde beans from six different chocolate makers while listening to the inside story from the cocoa producer and chocolate makers. Upon purchase, you will receive a link with access to a virtual recorded talk with those who know these beans and bars best: the cocoa producer and chocolate makers. In this origin series, Greg D'Alesandre, our Bean Sourcerer, hosts a chat with Vicente Norero, the founder of Camino Verde Cacao in Ecuador, along with the makers of all six bars:

This tasting set includes

Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California):
Camino Verde, Ecuador 85%
Weight: 2 ounces
Ingredients: cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar

Ritual Chocolate (Park City, Utah):
Camino Verde 75%
Weight: 2.12 ounces
Ingredients: cacao beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter
*May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts & wheat.

Bellflower Chocolate (Seattle, Washington):
Camino Verde 70%
Weight: 1.27 ounces
Ingredients: cacao beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, and sugar

Crow & Moss (Petoskey, Michigan):
Camino Verde 70%
Weight: 2.47 ounces
Ingredients: cacao beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar

Solstice Chocolate (Salt Lake City, Utah):
Camino Verde 70%
Weight: 2.3 ounces
Ingredients: cacao beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter

Woodblock Chocolate (Portland, Oregon):
Camino Verde 70%
Weight: .88 ounces
Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar

Ingredients & allergens

This selection of chocolate from Dandelion and other chocolate makers is all dark chocolate; however, some makers may have processed their bars on machinery that also processes milk chocolate or chocolate with additional ingredients. If you have an allergy, we have linked to 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 Dandelion Chocolate single-origin chocolate 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.

*All other chocolate bars may be made in facilities that process dairy, tree nuts (almonds and hazelnuts), and wheat.

Weight

10.8 oz (303 g)

Learn More

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

Learn more about Camino Verde, or wait until you hear about it directly from Vicente. You may also view our sourcing report to read more about Dandelion Chocolate's relationship with Camino Verde, including transparent sourcing.

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About Camino Verde, Ecuador

Vicente Norero, the owner and general manager of Camino Verde Cacao, continually improves his products through fermentation and processing experimentation. We love the flavor of his beans so much that not only do we make two Camino Verde chocolate bars, an 85% and a 100%, but we also use the chocolate as a base in nearly all of our drinks and many of our pastries in our U.S. cafés.

Focused as he is on optimizing the flavor of beans cultivated in varying environments around Ecuador, Vicente notes that beans from Esmeraldas in the north tend to taste fruity and nutty, while beans from further south are often nutty with a touch of floral aroma. Vicente and his Camino Verde team carefully tailor their production practices to coax well-balanced flavor from every set of beans. Camino Verde Cacao also collaborates with associations of farmers in Esmeraldas and Los Ríos, helping them to improve their crops and their processing operations so they might bring in the best possible prices for their cocoa.

We have worked with Vicente for many years and are deeply impressed by his dedication to the pursuit of flavor, as well as by his advocacy for higher income for Ecuador’s cacao farmers. Dandelion Chocolate has purchased more beans from Camino Verde than from any other single producer.