Maya Mountain


2021 HARVEST · By Yuki
tasting notes: dark milk chocolate, strawberry jam, wildflower honey

Maya Mountain Cacao works with indigenous Maya smallholder farmers in southern Belize. To create this delicately sweet bar, Dandelion Japan Chocolate Maker Yuki roasts to enhance rich chocolate and subtle strawberry notes.

Our partners in Japan make chocolate that can be strikingly different from our American bars, although we all work with the same beans. We’ve found that the Japanese team enjoys highlighting fermented, roasted, bitter, and herbaceous flavors, whereas in San Francisco, we often lean toward fruity, creamy, and caramel notes.


All of our single-origin chocolate is made with just cocoa beans and sugar; no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla. Our chocolate is free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, and it is made in a factory that does not process nuts.

2.0 oz (56 g)

Shelf life:

Stored properly, your bar will remain ready to enjoy for many months.


Gluten Free

Nut Free

Soy Free

Two Ingredients

Direct Sourced

Dandelion Chocolate Japan Chocolate Bar Dandelion Chocolate Japan - Maya Mountain, Belize 70% 2021 Harvest Single-Origin Chocolate Bar
Maya Mountain, Belize - Japan
dark milk chocolate, strawberry jam, wildflower honey

About Maya Mountain, Belize

Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) is a social enterprise established in order to connect small-scale cacao growers in Belize with the international specialty-cocoa market. Located in Toledo, the least-developed region of Belize, MMC was the first company in the country to buy wet (unfermented) beans from farmers, and to emphasize the importance of quality in both the raw beans, and throughout fermentation and drying.

For their centralized fermentary, MMC purchases from family farms in southern Belize, committing to a consistent price throughout the season. MMC currently buys from over 400 farmers, a majority of whom have been suppliers for more than two years. We have been sourcing beans from MMC since 2013, and while we have witnessed their growth and success, we have also seen obstacles they face. 2017 was a particularly challenging year for MMC, as they experienced competition from seven other buyers in an area that yields an average of fewer than 150 tonnes of cacao per year. Dandelion Chocolate invested in MMC directly to help them with the capital they needed to build their new post-harvest center, which allowed them to expand capacity and improve quality.