A LOVE LETTER to
CAMINO VERDE, ECUADOR

Our Valentine's Day Gift Set
A Limited-Edition Dessert Exploration

Sale price Price $95 Regular price

Valentine's Day Dessert Exploration

Dandelion Chocolate

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Unwrap this curated single-origin collection highlighting our 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate, with its deeply chocolatey notes of fudge brownies, nuts, and cinnamon sugar. Designed by our Confection Production Manager Ashley and informed by her travels to Ecuador, each confection unfolds in exquisite layers of uniquely paired flavors, inspired by traditional Ecuadorian desserts and lovingly expressed with Dandelion chocolate.

Come y Bebe
Fifteen bonbons, five Unique tropics-inspired flavors

Recuerdos - Cocadas & Keepsakes
chocolate hazelnut spread
Hot chocolate for two
Cocadas
And more

The dessert exploration is styled in handsome reusable Japanese stapled craft boxes, and we’ve included a few golden mementos to keep.

All sets will leave our factory the week of February 7th–-10th for arrival by Valentine’s Day. Should you need help placing your order, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance at info@dandelionchocolate.com or (415) 349-0942.

Ingredients & Allergens
Ingredients:


COME Y BEBE:
TROPICAL BONBON COLLECTION

Passion Fruit Caramel
70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar, passion fruit purée, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, glucose, heavy cream, butter, vanilla bean, salt

Guava Jelly & Camino Verde, Ecuador Ganache
70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), organic cane sugar, guava purée, heavy cream, glucose, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, pectin, citric acid

Pineapple Caramel with Toasted Coconut Flakes
70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), pineapple purée, organic cane sugar, toasted coconut flakes, glucose, heavy cream, butter, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, salt

Blackberry Jelly & Blackberry Camino Verde, Ecuador Ganache
70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), blackberry puré>e, organic cane sugar, glucose, invert sugar, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, yellow pectin, citric acid

Banana Caramel & Peanut Cocoa Nib Praline
70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), banana pur>ée, organic cane sugar, glucose, heavy cream, butter, organic roasted peanuts, cocoa butter from Camino Verde, Ecuador, cocoa nibs from Camino Verde, Ecuador, salt

Contains: milk, peanuts, tree nuts (coconuts)

Made in a facility that also processes tree nuts (hazelnuts, coconuts) and peanuts.


RECUDEROS:

Hot Chocolate for Two: cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar, brown cane sugar

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), hazelnuts, organic cane sugar, La Tourangelle hazelnut oil

Contains: tree nuts (hazelnuts)
Made in a facility that also processes peanuts and tree nuts (hazelnuts and coconuts).

Cocadas: shredded coconut, sugar, 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), cocoa nibs from Camino Verde, Ecuador, puffed quinoa, organic milk powder

Contains: milk, tree nuts (hazelnuts and coconuts), peanuts
Made in a facility that also processes peanuts and tree nuts (hazelnuts and coconuts).

Weight
16.8 ounces (477 g)
Learn More
Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar – the region, the farms, and the producers.
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Come y Bebe - Fifteen Chocolates, Five Flavors

TROPICAL BONBON COLLECTION

In tribute to the exotic fruits of Ecuador, fifteen bonbons feature five fillings of smooth caramel (one with peanut praline) or jam-layered ganache, lively with flavors of passion fruit, guava, pineapple, banana, and blackberry. Each bonbon is delicately encased in a thin shell of 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate.

Passion Fruit Caramel

Guava Jelly and Camino Verde Ganache

Pineapple and Coconut

Blackberry Jelly and Blackberry Camino Verde Ganache

Banana Caramel and Peanut Cocoa Nib Praline

Passion Fruit Caramel

Guava Jelly and Camino Verde Ganache Bonbon

Pineapple and Coconut Bonbon

Blackberry Jelly and Costa Camino Verde Ganache Bonbon

Banana Caramel and Peanut Cocoa Nib Praline

Recuerdos - Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Hot Chocolate, Cocadas

COCADAS & KEEPSAKES

Three mementos to savor, accompanied by diminutive tasting spoons from Japan: a pocket-sized Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Hot Chocolate Mix (both crafted from our Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate and contained in reusable golden tins), plus six crunchy, chocolate-dipped coconut cocadas (Ecuadorian candies of caramelized panela and shredded coconut, studded with Camino Verde, Ecuador cocoa nibs and crisp quinoa puffs).

FOUR CONFECTIONS
dedicated to
CAMINO VERDE, ECUADOR
just in time for February 14th

Hand-Crafted in San Francisco

When our Confection Production Manager Ashley visited Ecuador on an environmental-education trip in 2012, she’d never heard of “single-origin chocolate.” But her adventures among Quito’s cobblestone streets, Costa Esmeraldas’ hot dirt roads and sunny beaches, and in tangled rainforest underbrush — machete-ing through jungle to visit cacao crops, and snacking on fresh-picked bananas along the way — sparked a flame in her heart. Now pursuing her cacao passion at Dandelion, Ashley jumped at the opportunity to create an elegant confection experience, using the origin that shaped her path toward craft chocolate. She’d always hoped to honor Ecuador in her work; this exploration of Camino Verde chocolate is her love letter to Ecuador and its abundance.

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 flavors 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.