This is a rich but fruity dark chocolate from Dandelion. Deep flavours hint of roasted nuts and caramel. Sweet, but sharp fruit notes of grapes and cherries reveal themselves as the bar develops.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring are lifelong chocolate fans, but their journey into artisan chocolate took a detour in 2002 when they co-founded social networking site Plaxo. But their friends knew it was only a matter of time before they started a chocolate factory, and true to form, they opened their workshop in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2010. Their factory and café on Valencia Street is now a popular destination for locals and chocolate lovers from around the world.
The beans in this bar were sourced from Zorzal Cacao, near San Francisco de Macoris in northern Dominican Republic. This 1000-acre reserve was initially created as a nature reserve in 2012, but the founder Charles Kerchner quickly saw an opportunity to help local cocoa farmers and raise vital funds for the trust. Now the reserve has almost 200 acres of sustainable agroforestry, and provides a vital service to the local communities through employment and education.