This Dandelion Maya Mountain Belize is a dark chocolate bar with a clean, fruity aroma.
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, that crafts bars in the Mission District of San Franciso. Dandelion take a very thorough and careful approach to its supply chain, hence the company’s long collaboration with Maya Mountain.
Maya Mountain Cacao was set up in 2010. The four founders wanted to explore Belize as a premium cacao origin, but also bring economic benefits to local farmers. Maya Mountain now works with over 300 local farmers. As well as paying a premium price for beans, Maya Mountain Cacao takes care of the post-harvest processes. It picks up the wet beans directly from farmers and then transports them to its own drying and fermenting facility. As a result Maya Mountain can ensure more consistent quality and farmers receive a fairer price. Everyone wins.
The bar’s distinctive texture is not quite smooth, but melts nicely on the tongue. The bar has a fresh profile with mixed fruit notes. Sharp cherries and green grapes come through, along with a tangy hint of pineapple on the finish.