70% Large Chips

Tumaco

Colombia

2023 HARVEST · BATCH no. 1 · By Pablo
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tasting notes: dulce de leche, chocolate wafer, and almond

Weighing in at a substantial 3.5 grams each, these single-origin chocolate chips are fashioned for bakers and home chocolatiers of all levels. They were modeled after the hand-piped chips our kitchen team used to make for the enormous cookies we serve in our cafés. Our large chips are fully tempered with a snappy, smooth, shiny finish — perfect for baking and making confections, from brownies and cookies to chocolate-dipped strawberries and homemade truffles.  

Each bag has enough chips to make two batches of our Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, with a handful left over for nibbling. Find this recipe and others in our book, Making Chocolate: from Bean to Bar to S’more.

INGREDIENTS & ALLERGENS

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.

Packed in a factory that does not contain nuts.
WEIGHT
17.6 oz (500 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Storage instructions:

  • Store chocolate, nibs, and chef's chocolate in a cool and dark place; back of pantry is ideal
  • Best results somewhere between 40°F-68°F
  • Keep away from heat and direct sunlight
  • Keep away from strong odors
  • Do not freeze
  • Two-ingredient chocolate will not go “bad” like milk chocolate or chocolate with additional ingredients (e.g. inclusions or nuts)
  • If your bar melts or blooms, the flavor notes will still be present though the bar will have lost its characteristic snap. Feel free to use bloomed chocolate for making hot chocolate or baking.

Shelf life:

Stored properly, your large chips nibs will remain ready to enjoy for many months

Vegan

gluten-free

nut free

soy free

Direct Sourced

Dandelion Chocolate Large Chips Tumaco, Colombia 70% 2023 Large Chips 2.5kg
70% Large Chips
Tumaco, Colombia
dulce de leche, chocolate wafer, and almond
Map of Ecuador

from Tumaco, Colombia

Cacao Hunters is the first Colombian company to source cacao and produce cocoa and chocolate within Colombia. They're an ideal partner, as their openness to innovation and experimentation enables them to produce the best cocoa possible.

Cacao Hunters works passionately with farmers growing local cultivars in regions where income generation has been difficult due to recent conflict. Owners Carlos Ignacio Velasco and Mayumi Ogata (a former pastry chef) met in Japan in 2009, and have been working together ever since to produce high-quality cocoa in challenged areas of Colombia.

Having built strong alliances with Tumaco producers, Cacao Hunters supports local families by providing stable, higher-than-market prices for good cocoa. They work with a variety of regional associations, each of which ferments its own cacao with the company's assistance and advice. Beans from Tumaco make up more than 60 percent of the cocoa that Cacao Hunters uses for their own chocolate brand; we feel fortunate to be able to procure some of these flavorful beans to use ourselves.

Cacao Hunters' chocolate may now be found in the best chocolate shops in major Colombian cities. In 2016, their Tumaco bar won for Best Milk Chocolate Bar in a competition of 900 products in Osaka, Japan.

Pair Your Ingredients With Our Complete Guide to Chocolate

Our 366-page hardcover book, Making Chocolate: from Bean to Bar to S’more, includes everything we've learned about making chocolate since the day we first cracked open a cocoa bean. It’s a complete guide to making chocolate from scratch, with recipes using our single-origin, two-ingredient chocolate to get you started. We encourage you to dive deep into your pantry to bake up your own chocolate adventure.

Our Favorite Recipes Featuring Large Chips

Maybe the Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

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45 minutes

Just Chocolate Cake

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2 1/2 Hours

Hot Fudge Sauce

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35 Minutes

About the Shape

“When heated, they shine like glass but keep a recognizable shape and enviable texture.”

— BLOOMBERG

Our friend Remy Labesque, a senior industrial designer, designed these molds and unique faceted chips for us. The traditional chocolate chip shape is optimized for the industrial manufacturing process, not necessarily for baking. Our chocolate facets feature a flat, pyramidal shape that allows the chocolate to melt on your tongue, the recommended technique for tasting chocolate. The end result is a faceted chip that is ideal for both baking and nibbling.