I am currently in San Francisco for some meetings and to attend the Wallpaper* Design Awards. Yesterday I spent the day with my good friend Ian exploring Valencia Street in Mission. It was there I came across Dandelion Chocolate – a San Francisco based small batch bean-to-bar organic chocolate factory and shop. What immediately impresses with Dandelion Chocolate is the utter passion and devotion to creating chocolate.
You can choose between chocolate made from beans sourced in Madagascar, Belize, Venezuela , Papua New Guinea– all made using 70% cocoa and sugar, with no additional ingredients. The factory incorporates a café serving Dandelion Chocolate’s signature mocha and hot Chocolate and a range of chocolate goodies and is a great vantage point to sit and watched the chocolatiers perform their craft.
Those wanting to know more can sign up for a free factory tour or book themselves on Chocolate 101 – a crash course in the history of chocolate or Chocolate 201, a chocolate making class. I couldn’t re4sot buying a bar of each of heir beautifully package chocolate – I hope it tastes as good as it looks. Dandelion Chocolate is a great example of turning a brand into an experience – a bit like the Apple Store of chocolate shops.
Dandelion Chocolate 740 Valencia St, San Francisco
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