Advent Calendar Collaborators

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OPEN CALL FOR 2024
COLLABORATORS

SUBMIT BY MARCH 15, 2024

Our annual Advent Calendar showcases confectionery creations from twenty-five highly acclaimed chocolatiers from coast to coast. Each daily surprise confection — such as a bonbon, a caramel, or several chocolate-covered nuts — is created using Dandelion chocolate, and is presented in its own giftable, chocolate-box “ornament.” Every decorated ornament-box is paired with a winter night-sky constellation or celestial event, detailed in the Calendar’s accompanying booklet.

This year, we’re offering an open call for chocolatiers to submit sample confections to be considered for inclusion in what will be our most elaborate Calendar yet. Learn more about our requirements and apply below.

OPEN CALL FOR 2024
COLLABORATORS

SUBMIT BY MARCH 15, 2024

Our annual Advent Calendar showcases confectionery creations from twenty-five highly acclaimed chocolatiers from coast to coast. Each daily surprise confection — such as a bonbon, a caramel, or several chocolate-covered nuts — is created using Dandelion chocolate, and is presented in its own giftable, chocolate-box “ornament.” Every decorated ornament-box is paired with a winter night-sky constellation or celestial event, detailed in the Calendar’s accompanying booklet.

This year, we’re offering an open call for chocolatiers to submit sample confections to be considered for inclusion in what will be our most elaborate Calendar yet. Learn more about our requirements and apply below.

Bonbons

How Our Application Process Works

STEP 1: CONTACT US

Please provide your contact information via the form below.

STEP 2: SHIP YOUR SAMPLES

Upon approval, applicants will receive a shipping address to which to send a batch of Calendar-themed samples (a 2024 theme description will be provided). Samples may be of any size, and may be accompanied by any other confections which illustrate your style and expertise. The wider range you show, the easier it will be for us to understand your strengths, and how your work might fit alongside others’ Calendar contributions.

STEP 3: BLIND TASTING

If your initial sample confections are accepted, we will request a second sample batch (containing one confection variety; minimum 15 pieces), made with Dandelion single-origin chocolate. A blind tasting will be held at Dandelion Chocolate in mid-March; confections will be reviewed and scored, and the 25 top-scoring confections will be included in our 2024 Advent Calendar.

Confections will be judged upon:
Flavor and texture
Expression of the chocolate origin
Originality
Appearance

“...pricey but absolutely stunning... The selection ranges from a maple roasted chestnut cup to a passion fruit caramel, and every one of them is special.”

– New York Times

Join Our 2024 Advent Calendar

Please register below, and we’ll reach out to verify your information, and then to provide further submission details and shipping instructions.

Previous Collaborators

Previous Collaborators

A519 CHOCOLATES

BON BON BON

CACAO & CARDAMOM CHOCOLATIER

CHRISTOPHER ELBOW CHOCOLATES

DEUX CRANES

FARM CHOCOLATE

FEVE CHOCOLATES

GARCIA NEVETT chocolatier

GOTHAM CHOCOLATES

HÅKAN CHOCOLATIER

KNIPSCHILDT CHOCOLATE

MELISSA COPPEL

MICHAEL’S CHOCOLATES

MONSOON CHOCOLATE

NEOCOCOA

Petrova Chocolates

RAGGED COAST CHOCOLATE

SOCOLA chocolatier

SOMA CHOCOLATEmaker

sugoi SWEETS

THE CHOCOLATE ROOM

THE CHOCOLATE SEASON

THOMAS CRAFT CONFECTIONS

THOMAS HAAS chocolates

a few kind words from PREVIOUS HOLIDAYS

a few kind words
from holiday 2022

Ornaments

We opened our Advent Calendars today and we were absolutely blown away. From packaging, to artwork, to science, and oh you can use these as ornaments! Everything is just incredible.

— Anton

Advent 2023

My Advent Calendar has brought me so much joy and happiness this month. The tie-in with astronomy has made it even more special. You guys outdid yourself this year!

— Terry L.