Dusk Chocolate is made from bean to bar. Artisanally produced in small batches.
We start by hand sorting the beans until the highest quality standards are met. We roast the beans for a very short period of time to ensure the best flavours will arise. Then we winnow the beans so the shells will be removed from the beans and the cacao nibs remain. These nibs are then refined under granite stones for over 24 hours while adding sugar and cocoa butter. The chocolate will rest for at least 3 weeks to let the flavours develop.
The finished chocolate is then poured into moulds shaped like the final chocolate bar and cooled in a refrigerator. The final step is to wrap the bars and put them into their boxes.
Now the bar is ready for you!
We believe that using only the finest ingredients of the highest quality ensures us our products will meet those standards too. We won’t settle for less. Dusk means quality, you can count on that.
Organic & fair-trade
The ingredients we use are fair-trade and organic whenever possible. We believe that using fairly traded and organic ingredients shouldn’t be an issue, we do it anyway.
Dusk strives to produce as less waste as possible. In each step of our process we carefully consider how to reduce our waste. For example we reuse cacao husks, which would normally be discarded, in new products while maintaining the highest quality standards.
Cacao: Costa Rica – Nahua Maleku, Honduras Mayan Red, Madagascar Mava Ottange, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Ghana ABOCFA and Haiti PISA
Cane Sugar: Organic, Fair Trade
Date powder: Organic, Tomoor, Saudi Arabia
Milk powder: Organic, Fair Trade
Cocoa Butter: Certified Organic by QCS, Equador
Sea Salt: Maldon Sea Salt
Dusk Chocolate is a small batch chocolate company based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Founded by two friends who have known each other for over 30 years. Their product knowledge and work experience date back from over 20 years ago. Quality and high standards are the most important key values.
Dusk stands for simple ingredients, sustainable sourcing, traditional small batch processing, high quality and amazingly tasting products.