Drawing upon the expertise of veteran chocolatiers and one of California’s most dedicated and skilled cannabis farmers, Défoncé Chocolatiertoday announces its new line of single-origin, seed-to-bar chocolate products, for sale at fine dispensaries across the state. In addition, the company announces the launch of its new website, at defoncechocolatier.com.
“Both chocolate-making and cannabis-growing attract thoughtful, passionate artisans, people who dedicate their lives to perfecting their crafts,” said Défoncé Chocolatier founder Eric Eslao, a former iTunes producer. “With this ambitious new line of chocolates we explore and honor these two separate, but complementary, pursuits. These new products, the result of intense and wide-ranging culinary research and development in our kitchen, set a new standard for cannabis-infused chocolate.”
Défoncé’s team of chocolatiers, with experience at chocolate companies like TCHO in San Francisco, works closely with Hummingbird Medicinals, an exclusive cannabis farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills. At Hummingbird, the plants spend their entire lives in the open air and sun, growing strong and potent in biodynamic soil. Unlike most cannabis farms, Hummingbird Medicinals invests so much effort and savvy into enhancing the quality of the soil that the cannabis plants do not need additional fertilizer; they thrive from the soil’s nutrients alone.
By working so closely with one farmer, whose cannabis is a product of California sun and soil (instead of a greenhouse and potting soil), Défoncé’s chocolates exhibit true California cannabis terroir.
Défoncé Chocolatier then entrusts Hummingbird Medicinal’s spectacular cannabis plants with Sublime Concentrates, a boutique California extraction firm that uses C02 and low temperatures to gently coax the THC from the plants.
Finally, the cannabis elixir arrives at Défoncé Chocolatier’s Oakland chocolate-making facility, where the team of veteran chocolatiers blend chocolate, cannabis and other ingredients like nuts, mint and coffee into its exquisite line of products. Each of the full-size bars contains 180 milligrams of THC, which is divided into 18 sections. A serving is one section of chocolate, with 10 milligrams of THC. All products are triple-tested for THC levels at CW Analytical Laboratories in Berkeley, CA.
Défoncé Chocolatier now offers the following full-size chocolate bar flavors: Vanilla (white chocolate), Matcha (green tea), Milk, Coffee, Mint, Dark, Hazelnut, and Dark.
With this new line of products, Défoncé Chocolatier stands as the most ambitious cannabis-infused edible product in California. The company works closely with all of its partners, from the cannabis farmer to the Oakland coffee roasters who have been in business for more than 60 years, to give discriminating chocolate and cannabis enthusiasts a true artisanal seed-to-bar experience.