Taza chocolate holds a dear place in our hearts (and tummies). It’s stone-ground texture gives added flavor and interest as it serves as the base for our ganache here at Laughing Gull. Learn how we make our ganache in our Truffle Making Workshop. You can also pick up Taza discs in a variety of flavors. The direct-trade model they follow, along with annual transparency reports, allows us to feel confident in sourcing through Taza Chocolate.
Santa Barbara chocolate is the smooth dark chocolate we use to enrobe our truffles and make our bark. The suppliers where they source their beans are fully accredited with the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade Alliance, USDA Organic and UTZ. Giving care to both farmers and land means a big thumbs up from us, and the taste is truly spectacular. Properly tempered, this high-quality chocolate gives a beautiful snap with a brilliant shine. Learn how to temper to perfection with us in our Basics of Chocolate Workshop.
Dandelion Chocolate crafts single origin, small batch chocolate bars. By roasting to perfection they bring out the best each harvest has to offer. This chocolate truly highlights the array of flavors that can be hidden inside a cacao bean. Taste for yourself in our Basics of Chocolate Workshop or an in-shop chocolate tasting. Supply may be limited.
Chocosol is a Toronto-based chocolate company that uses direct trade chocolate to craft stone-ground bars that satisfy both our hearts and our tastebuds. With company values that align beautifully with ours, we are proud to work with them. We got a chance to visit their shop in Toronto and we were beyond impressed with their hospitality and initiative to bring high ethical standards into the cacao industry.