The Day of the Dead 2017


In October 2011, I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, to experience the Day of the Dead | Día de los Muertos up close. I immersed myself in the colorful festivities and enjoyed following the spiritual, floral and culinary ritual as it unfolded. The highlight of my trip was working with Zapotec chef Reyna Mendoza. Together, we made preparations for the celebration including metate-ground chocolate, mole and champurrado. During my visit, I gained a deep appreciation for the cultural richness of the Day of the Dead festival and came away inspired to create a unique collection of chocolate in commemoration.   

Like wine aged in French oak, our chocolate ages for one year in a variety of ingredients including sun dried orange peel (Zest 2014), natural honeycomb (Swarm 2015) and coffee beans (Pulse 2016).

For 2017, we made an unfiltered white chocolate. We roasted and pressed Dominican Republic cacao beans resulting in a rustic butter which imparts a light caramel hue to the finished chocolate. Embrace is aging in Buddha's Hand or citron peel, permitting the heavenly aroma of this exquisite fruit to delicately infuse the chocolate. 

To place your order for this annual chocolate, email us at 

Limited Edition Embrace unfiltered white chocolate 

Ingredients Virgin pressed cacao butter, cane sugar, nonfat milk powder, aged in Buddha's Hand peel

Allergen Free of egg, gluten, nuts, soy, wheat

Net Weight 57 g | 2 oz