Dandelion Chocolate

Photo courtesy of David Gartner www.versusgoliath.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

http://www.dandelionchocolate.com/

Dandelion Chocolate was founded by Cameron Ring and Todd Masonis in 2010.

Dandelion Chocolate is a local company offering delicious, small-batch bean-to-bar chocolate that is meant to showcase the variety of different flavors naturally found in chocolate. They roast, crack, winnow, grind, melange, and temper their chocolate directly from the bean. Dandelion currently offers three varieties of chocolate, each with its own distinct flavor. Their Colombia variety is sweet and mellow. Their Venezuela harvest is spiced with hints of cinnamon and other spices. Their Madagascar variety has hints of fruits including cherries and berries. Each bar is molded and packaged by hand.

Valentines, MCM Style

Don’t be a last-minute Valentine’s Day shopper this year! Come on down to MCM this Thursday for a special appearance from Dandelion Chocolate and pick up some of their delicious handmade chocolate bars for your sweetie. They’ll be at MCM this week for a special appearance–they’ll be back this spring on a more regular basis. Also at MCM this week, support your local food producer and MCM by pre-ordering Valentines for your honey at our 22nd Street info table! We’ll have a variety …

MCM Holiday gift boxes on sale now!

This holiday season, consider giving someone on your list the gift of local food from MCM’s wonderful vendors. Holiday gift boxes are now on sale through Good Eggs. Each box will include the following: Either a jam or pickled good from Emmy’s Pickles and Jams Chocolate from Dandelion Chocolate Olive Oil from California Olives and Olive Oil Granola from Arizmendi Bakery Chicharrones from 4505 Meats A set of art postcards featuring original food- and farm-related designs by Rigel Stuhmiller, the designer behind …

Cook like Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso

It’s time for another Chef’s Market Box–a delicious meal inspired by the Mission Community Market, designed by a top local chef, and prepared by YOU! MCM provides a recipe from a pro and all the ingredients you’ll need, and you prepare a delicious, snazzy, restaurant-worthy meal for two in the comfort of your own home. This week, you’ll be cooking a recipe from Lauren Kiino, the Executive Chef and Owner of Il Cane Rosso who was also Delfina‘s Chef de Cuisine for eight years. Her recipe …

Meet Cynthia of Dandelion Chocolate!

Our Vendor of the Week Cynthia has one of the sweetest jobs around. She works at Dandelion Chocolate, and you can find her at MCM just about every week. Because of her love for chocolate, Cynthia wants to become a expert. She’s taken Bean to Bar classes in Oakland and loves sharing her knowledge with the public. Cynthia was willing to work for chocolate (who wouldn’t be?) but after volunteering with Dandelion for one day,  they offered her a job …