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Vale Potumuju


70 2019

Dandelion Chocolate

Tasting notes: orange blossom honey, chocolate ice cream, and candied nuts

We searched for years for the right cocoa partners in Brazil, and finally, in 2016, met Juliana and Tuta Aquino. Tuta and Juliana are tree-to-bar cocoa producers who grew up on cocoa farms in Bahia, left to pursue successful music careers, then returned to cultivate and process cacao on Juliana’s family farm. They renamed the farm Vale Potumuju, and refurbished it to achieve excellent bean fermentation with an eye toward sustainability. By 2019, Tuta and Juliana produced enough high-quality cocoa to supply their own tree-to-bar chocolate brand, Baiani, and to sell a small batch of flavorful beans to us.

For Renee’s first bar as an origin owner, she developed the flavor profile with the same care and dedication that Tuta and Juliana put into their cocoa. She roasted the beans slightly hot to bring out subtly tropical, richly nutty flavors that we love.

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Ingredients and Allergens

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.


Two ounces (56g)

Learn More

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

Our Chocolate Philosophy

Bean to Bar in San Francisco

We’re Dandelion Chocolate, 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 pure dark chocolate. We travel and build lasting relationships with cocoa farmers and producers, then craft small batches of chocolate back home in our factory. With our minimal approach, we aim to highlight different beans’ distinctive flavor notes—from classic fudge to tangy fruit.


Beans and sugar.
That's all.

Our chocolate bars are just two ingredients: cocoa beans and organic sugar. We never add cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, flavorings, or preservatives because those ingredients mask the inherent flavors in beans.


Good cocoa starts
with good relationships.

Good relationships are absolutely essential to procuring consistently good flavor. We work closely with the producers who grow, ferment, and dry the single-origin cocoa beans we source, so we can share this amazing cocoa.


Online classes. Doorstep shipping.
SF stores and local delivery.

We hope someday you'll join us at our San Francisco factory for a toasty s'more while watching chocolate makers craft beans into chocolate. In the meanwhile, we'll ship bars and truffles to your doorstep, host you for a virtual chocolate class, or answer (chocolate!) questions you might have via phone or email.