“It is hard to complain about success but it is like we created a monster—and we have to keep feeding it chocolate.” Dustin Taylor, Co-Founder, Dick Taylor Chocolate
Dick Taylor Chocolate
Humboldt State University graduates Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor founded Dick Taylor Chocolates in 2010 after watching a video on craft chocolate making and experimenting with countertop equipment in a laundry room. The results were so popular that their award-winning business was born. The small batch bean-to-bar chocolate makers use only organic cacao and organic cane sugar in their chocolate, leaving out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers in order to capture and highlight the subtle flavor nuances in cacao sourced from around the world. Their chocolates are consistently recognized at fine food shows, including the Academy of Chocolate Awards in London, Specialty Food Association Sofi Awards and more. The company recently relocated their factory from Arcata to Eureka and distributes their gourmet chocolate locally, nationally and in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan.