Bean to Bar Stories from Origin

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Origin Stories Subscription

Dandelion Chocolate

You’ll hear stories behind beans from each origin, as told by makers who developed the chocolate bars. With every six-bar set, you’ll sample chocolates that are extraordinarily limited, seldom available in the U.S., or rarely paired, and which we believe convey an interesting expression of each origin’s story. The sets present a unique opportunity to experience wide-ranging flavors coaxed from same-origin beans by expert chocolate makers possessing diverse styles and palates.

In this series, you will taste chocolate bars and chat with makers from three origins:

Origin: Bến Tre, Vietnam
Date: Saturday, June 26th, 5-7 pm PDT

Origin: Vale Potumuju, Brazil
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2-4 pm PDT

Origin: Camino Verde, Ecuador
Date: October 16th, 2-4 pm PDT

Please Note:
This series is offered by PRE-ORDER only. Every other month, your Origin Stories tasting set will ship two weeks prior to the tasting event. Be sure to enter the correct shipping address (your own or your gift recipient's) at checkout, and we’ll take care of the rest. We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a session, we will provide a video recording of the event following the event date.

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 a facility that processes dairy, tree nuts (almonds and hazelnuts), and wheat.

Individual Tasting Sets
  • Bến Tre Tasting Set Includes:
    • Printed information on Bến Tre, and instructions on how to join our webinar on June 26 from 5 pm to 7 pm PDT.
    • Video recordings are available after June 26th.
    • Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California): Bến Tre, Vietnam 70%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar
    • 9th & Larkin (San Francisco, California): Bến Tre, Vietnam 72%
      Weight: 2.5 ounces
      Ingredients: cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter
    • Marou Chocolate (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam): BEN TRE 78%
      Weight: 2.82 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa and cocoa butter (78%), cane sugar (22%)
    • McGuire Chocolate (St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada): BEN TRE 90%
      Weight: 1.76 ounces
      Ingredients: cacao beans*, cane sugar*, cocoa butter *Certified organic
    • Ór Dubh Chocolate (Gilroy, California): Vietnam 70%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans and sugar
      Seahorse Chocolate (Bend, Oregon): Vietnam 70%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: Cocoa Beans and Organic Cane Sugar
  • Vale Potumuju, Brazil Tasting Set Includes:
    • Printed information on Vale Potumuju, Brazil, and instructions on how to join our webinar on Saturday, August 21st, 2-4 pm PDT.
    • Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California): Vale Potumuju, Brazil 70%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar
    • Biani Chocolates (Bahia, Brazil): Vale Potumuju 70%
      Weight: 2.04 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa nibs, sugar, cocoa butter
    • Mission Chocolate (São Paulo, Brazil): Vale Potumuju 70%
      Weight: 2.12 ounces
      Ingredients: cacao, organic sugar, cocoa butter
    • Chocolate Darê (Florianópolis, Brazil): Vale Potumuju 80%
      Weight: 2.82 ounces
      Ingredients: cacao, sugar
    • Ambar Chocolates (Nova Lima, Brazil): Vale Potumuju 70%
      Weight: 2.82 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa, organic sugar
    • Majucau Chocolates (São Paulo, Brazil): Vale Potumuju 70%
      Weight: 2.82 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa, organic sugar
  • Camino Verde Tasting Set Includes:
    • Printed information on Camino Verde, and instructions on how to join our webinar on October 16th, 2-4 pm PDT
    • Dandelion Chocolate (San Francisco, California): Camino Verde, Ecuador 85%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar
    • Camino Verde (Duran, Ecuador): Camino Verde 70%
      Weight: 2.1 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter
    • Bellflower Chocolate (Seattle, Washington): Camino Verde 70%
      Weight: 1.27 ounces
      Ingredients: cacao and sugar
    • Crow & Moss (Petoskey, Michigan): Camino Verde 70%
      Weight: 2.47 ounces
      Ingredients: organic Ecuador Camino Verde cacao, organic cane sugar
    • Honoka’a Chocolate (Honokaa, Hawaii): Camino Verde 70%
      Weight: 2 ounces
      Ingredients: Single-Origin cacao, Organic cane sugar
    • Woodblock Chocolate (Portland, Oregon): Camino Verde 70%
      Weight: .88 ounces
      Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar
Weight

Each set is estimated net weight: 12 Ounces / 275 Grams

Learn More

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

Join our 2021 Origin series

In this special six-month series, you’ll join us for three lively, in-depth conversations with single-origin-chocolate makers while enjoying guided tastings of their deliciously distinctive chocolate bars. Dive into a new origin every other month: Savor six unique bars crafted by six different makers from the same beans, while discussing the origin with the makers themselves—facilitated by our very own Chocolate Sourcerer, Greg D'Alesandre.

Your Subscription includes

  • Three shipments, each containing a curated tasting set of six of the best single-origin chocolate bars from that month’s featured origin
  • Informative conversation-and-tasting sessions, plus printed sourcing guide
  • Instructions on how to log into your interactive webinars
    Bonus Behind-the-scenes videos

Your Subscription also includes
additional behind-the-scenes videos

  • How We Consider a Potential New Origin
    Behind the scenes with Ron Sweetser, Dandelion R&D Operations Manager, and Greg D’Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate Chocolate Sourcerer
  • The Basics of Sourcing
    with Greg D’Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate Chocolate Sourcerer
  • The Unromantic Reality of a Sourcing Trip
    with Greg D’Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate Chocolate Sourcerer
  • Early invitations to releases of our newest products

Meet The Producers

June


Bến Tre, Vietnam

Origin

Bến Tre, Vietnam

Date
Saturday, June, 26th


Time
5-7 pm PDT

Makers
Marou
9th & Larkin
Seahorse Chocolate
Ór Dubh Chocolate
McGuire Chocolate


August


Vale Potumuju, Brazil

Origin

Vale Potumuju, Brazil

Date
Saturday, August, 21st


Time
2-4 pm PDT

Makers
Biani Chocolates
Mission Chocolate
Chocolate Darê
Ambar Chocolates
Majucau Chocolates


October


Camino Verde, Ecuador

Origin

Camino Verde, Ecuador

Date
Saturday, October, 16th

Time
2-4 pm PDT

Makers
Camino Verde
Bellflower Chocolate
Crow & Moss
Honoka’a Chocolate
Woodblock Chocolate