Dick Taylor Chocolate Maker (United States)
We're able to source the finest fairly-traded cacao and perform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in our small factory in Eureka, California. We 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 and emulsifiers, in order to capture and highlight the subtle flavour nuances of the cacao beans.
Deeply rooted in a background of woodworking and boat building, the concept of craft has been a guiding principle in our lives from the beginning. We were drawn to the common threads we saw in working with wood and crafting chocolate from bean. We became fascinated with a new challenge and loved the idea of reinventing the chocolate experience. In 2010 we bought some small-scale equipment and began making chocolate.