A couple weeks ago when I was at the SF Ferry Building Plaza with Laura and Marisa, we stopped at the Scharffen Berger shop to buy my mom’s favorite Scharffen Berger cocoa powder. That day they were giving away free bars of Dagoba organic chocolate with your purchase. I admit it’s pretty slick marketing because here I am writing on my blog about a chocolate I had never heard of.
Marketing ploys aside, I rather liked this chocolate. The bar I was given was the “lemon ginger” flavor. I love crystallized ginger in my chocolate but was a little skeptical about the “hint of lemon.” The hint turned out to be just enough, not overpowering but still interesting.
Dagoba, which is based out of Ashland, Oregon, makes several different creative infusion bars (like Chai; Blueberry Lavender; and Acai, Goji and Currants) as well as single-origin chocolate bars, drinking chocolates and baking chocolates. Dagoba prides itself on its organic and sustainable practices, which you can read all about on their website.
Dagoba, which means “temple of the gods,” describes itself as “Dedicated to the Art of Chocolate Alchemy® – transforming exceptional cacao into edible gold.” I give Dagoba two thumbs-up for their clever use of words: their newsletter is called “The Tao of Cacao” and the ingredient list for my lemon ginger bar reads: “Organic dark chocolate…OG crystallized ginger, OG lemon, and, of course, love.”
Chocolate, ginger, lemon, love — what more could you ask for?