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70 2017

Dandelion Chocolate

The beans for this special-edition chocolate bar travel to us two days upriver via dugout canoe from the La Mosquitia region of Honduras. Cacao has been cultivated here for centuries, but the climate is challenging for fermentation, and the location is remote.

Producer/partner Jorge Schmidt and the team at Cacao Direct have been working here with 200 mainly Mosquitia families since 2014. Their reputation for flavorful and well-fermented beans is now leading to increased opportunity. In 2017, in addition to selling to Dandelion and other small US bean-to-bar makers, Cacao Direct sent their first bean shipment to Sweden. (Side note: Jorge also supplies the Dandelion cafes with the pulp for our citrusy cacao fruit smoothies.)

Ron, the maker of this bar, is excited to create this SF version of one of our most popular bars made by Dandelion Chocolate Japan. We taste notes of classic dark chocolate, macadamia nut, and honeycomb.

This bar won a Bronze in the 2019 Academy of Chocolate Awards.

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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.