Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker: Dick Taylor Chocolate
Website: Dick Taylor Chocolate
Date Established: 2010
Ingredients Used: 2 - Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar
Allergy Information: Chocolates are made in a facility that also processes nuts
When we asked Adam Dick & Dustin Taylor of DickTaylor to tell us a bit about them, here’s what they had to say,
“How did we go from building furniture and wood boats to making chocolate? For as long as we can remember, we have been making things by hand. The time and care required for fitting a mortice or shaping a plank is not unlike the process of hand-crafting chocolate from the bean. We have never shied away from a challenge in order to produce a beautifully finished product. It is just part of who we are.
The most hands-on approach we could take was to start with the raw cacao. We are able to source the finest fair-trade cacao and preform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in our small factory in Arcata, California. This entire process takes more than a month to complete but allows us to make some of the finest chocolate possible. We only use organic cacao and organic cane sugar in our chocolate. By not cutting corners or taking shortcuts in our process we are able to leave out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers, in hopes of capturing and highlighting the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao we source from around the world. We hope you will get as much enjoyment eating our chocolate as we do making it.”