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Hot Chocolate Mix

Dandelion Chocolate

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We’ve always craved hot chocolate drinks that are thick, rich, and profoundly chocolatey. One of the reasons we launched a chocolate factory in San Francisco was to offer the perfect hot chocolatey antidote to a city with over one hundred days of fog.

A few years ago, Remy Labesque, a very talented industrial designer, attended our Introduction to Chocolate class and asked if there were opportunities to collaborate together. Over many months, he developed the concept for these corked bottles and oversaw their production in Japan. We love how they look in our kitchen and hope that the bottles will be a functional, beautiful object with many future uses.

Our classic Hot Chocolate is rich, subtly sweet, and deeply chocolatey. Inside each bottle includes the hot chocolate mix made from the 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador single-origin chocolate we use for our house hot chocolate drinks, and, of course, a basic recipe for the home hot chocolate enthusiast.

Each bottle makes four servings.

Ingredients and Allergens

70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar)

All of our single-origin chocolate is 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.

Weight

5.5 oz (160 g)

For More Recipes

If you enjoy making and serving our hot chocolate at home, you’ll find more recipes for hot and cold chocolate drinks, chocolate cakes, brownies, cookies, and much more in our book, Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S’more.

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.