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Hojicha Hot Chocolate Mix - Large

Dandelion Chocolate

To craft our Hojicha Hot Chocolate, we blend delicately roasted Japanese green tea with our classically fudgy 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate and a hint of golden brown sugar. The unique drink is a favorite in our flagship Dandelion Japan café in the Kuramae neighborhood of old Tokyo, and we’ve long wanted to serve it in our San Francisco cafés as well. Because Hojicha Hot Chocolate is time-intensive to make, we’ve only been able to prepare it for table service in our dessert salon, Bloom – until now. For the first time, we’re offering our flavorful Hojicha Hot Chocolate mix to be enjoyed at home or away, throughout the holidays!

Whether you prefer dairy milk or an alternative, hot chocolate or iced, our Hojicha Hot Chocolate mix whisks up rich and creamy drinks with subtle smoky notes and a smooth finish. It’s perfect for dunking your favorite buttery baked goods, and we always recommend adding marshmallows.

Makes approximately 12 servings.

Ingredients & Allergens

70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar), light brown sugar, roasted green tea

Packed in a facility that also processes tree nuts, soy and sesame.

Weight

17.6 oz (500 g)

Learn more

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

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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.