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Hanami Collection

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The Hanami Collection — inspired by the Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) and the Japanese custom of hanami (blossom viewing) — was developed in close partnership with our Tokyo-based Dandelion Chocolate Japan team. For 2024, Nicholas has refined and refreshed our celebratory springtime collection, offering entirely new flavor experiences.

This 20-piece seasonal assortment contains five confections highlighting traditions and flavors enjoyed during hanami, as shared with us by our Japanese team. These exquisite bonbons celebrate the fresh, floral beauty of spring, while paying homage to cherished traditions. 

  • Yuzu Highball highlights the sweet, citrusy flavor of yuzu in a creamy caramel enhanced with Suntory Toki Whiskey.

  • Sakura Shiroan & Macadamia Praliné pairs the delicate floral taste of sakura cherry blossoms with the toasted nuttiness of toothsome macadamia praliné. 

  • Cara Cara Sake layers sweet, fragrant cara cara orange jelly atop creamy 70% Semuliki Forest, Uganda ganache accented with Den Sake’s Den Blanc sake.

  • Black-Sesame Praliné & Miso Caramel offers a perfect, sweet-savory balance of luxurious miso caramel — made with Shared Cultures Morel Miso — and textural, black-sesame praliné.

  • Shiso Cashew Praliné features the light herbaceousness of shiso-infused Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador ganache, paired with salty-rich, house-made cashew praliné.
INGREDIENTS & ALLERGENS

70% House Blend chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar), 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Semuliki Forest, Uganda; Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador; organic cane sugar), cocoa butter (from Camino Verde, Ecuador), organic cane sugar, organic cream, macadamia nuts, cashews, organic butter, shiroan paste (cannellini beans, sugar, salt, baking soda), cocoa nibs (cocoa beans from Tumaco, Colombia), milk chocolate (cocoa beans from Tumaco, Colombia, organic cane sugar, whole-milk powder, cocoa butter [cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador], Madagascar vanilla beans), pectin, sake, black sesame seeds, glucose, Okinawa sugar, organic dark-brown sugar, cara cara orange juice, invert sugar, yuzu juice, sorbitol, shiso, whiskey, salt-pickled sakura (cherry blossoms, salt, Japanese plum vinegar, citric acid), morel miso (organic chickpeas, organic kokuho, rose rice, wild foraged morel mushrooms, sea salt, koji culture), pineapple-ginger purée (pineapple, lemon, ginger pulp, candied ginger [ginger, sugar, citric acid]), pink sakura powder (dextrin, sakura paste [salted sakura petals and leaves], agar agar, sugar, sakura extract, converted starch, natural red color [from beets]), white sakura powder (dextrin [corn, potato, sweet potato, cassava], sakura leaves), Madagascar vanilla beans, fleur de sel, moromi powder (lentils, quinoa, nori, sesame, koji-infused sea salt), organic whole-milk powder, orange zest, citric acid, colored cocoa butter (ultra-refined organic cocoa butter [non-deodorized, kosher], natural color [from organic origins])*

Contains: milk, tree nuts (macadamia nuts, cashews), contains less than 5% alcohol

*Includes one or more of the following: aronia berries, beet, bilberries, black currant, grape- juice extract, tomato, vegetables, black carrot, caramel, toasted partially defatted cooked cottonseed, turmeric, turmeric oleoresin, annatto, astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, carrot oil, corn- endosperm oil, curcumin, carotene, paprika oleoresin, phaffia yeast, pumpkin, red cabbage, riboflavin, dried algae meal, fruits, haematococcus algae meal, lycopene extract, paprika, saffron

Made in a facility that also processes tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, coconuts), peanuts, soy, wheat, sesame, and milk.

WEIGHT
8.5 oz (241 g)

Gluten Free

Peanut free

Dandelion Chocolate Hanami Collection
Hanami Collection

“They’re both sweet and savory, the flavors so intensely seductive that I found myself reaching for one, and then another, chasing the tantalizing tastes — yuzu, black sesame, caramel, miso, sake — swirling through my mouth."

– ruth reichl

Inspired by the
Cherry Blossom Festival

twenty bonbons featuring five seasonal, sweet-savory flavors
Yuzu Highball

Yuzu Highball

creamy caramel flavored with bright yuzu & subtle whisky

BLACK SESAME WARABI

SAKURA SHIROAN & MACADAMIA praliné

sakura-infused white-bean paste & lightly salted macadamia praliné

Cara Cara Sake

Cara Cara Sake

sweet, fragrant cara cara orange jelly & 70% Semuiliki Forest, Uganda ganache accented with Den Blanc sake from Oakland’s Den Sake Brewery

Black-Sesame Praliné & Miso Caramel

Black-Sesame Praliné & Miso Caramel

toothsome black-sesame praliné & umami-rich caramel, crafted with morel mushroom miso from San Francisco’s Shared Cultures

Shiso Cashew Praliné

SHISO CASHEW praliné

buttery cashew praliné & silky 70% Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador chocolate-shiso ganache

The Hanami Collection represents a nod to our colleagues at Dandelion Japan, and to the Cherry Blossom season. Our S.F. team has evolved the set to include two new flavors, Yuzu Highball and Shiso Cashew Praliné. Both of these are attempts to evoke the brightness and freshness of spring.

– Head Chocolatier Nicholas Bonamico
Cherry blossom tree

hanami

[həˈnämē] noun


The Japanese custom of viewing cherry blossoms in full bloom

Slice of pie

From left: Dillon, Nick, Ajani, Shelby, Martha, and Madison

Hand-Crafted by Our Confections Team

Head Chocolatier Nicholas Bonamico, with Assistant Head Chocolatier Dillon Zell, runs Dandelion’s Confections program; their small team produces our Single-Origin Truffle Collection, Single-Origin Chocolate Nut Spreads, and seasonal confections by hand. Nick takes inspiration from the abundance of locally grown California produce to create elegant confections that tell a story. His ultimate mission is to honor and showcase the farmers and producers behind each ingredient, through origin-focused, indulgent "mementos" to savor.