Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, that crafts bars in the Mission District of San Franciso. Dandelion is passionate about transparency and ethical sourcing. As a result the company bought beans directly from Kokoa Kamili in Tanzania for this dark chocolate.
The beans for this bar are produced by communities along the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone. The Gola Rainforest Cocoa Project works with local smallholder cacao producers to produce high-quality cacao while integrating rainforest conservation practices. They work to improve livelihoods and protect the diverse plant and animal species that live in the rainforest. This is the only group we work with where each farmer ferments and dries their own beans, in this case in banana leaf-lined baskets.
This dark chocolate is pure chocolate pudding. From start to finish, the Sierra Leone cacao delights a chocolate brownie flavour and smooth melting texture. The finish lingers a light bitterness.