The Day of the Dead 2020


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 chocolate collection in commemoration. 

Like wine aged in French oak, our chocolate ages for one year in a variety of ingredients including orange peel (Zest 2014), honeycomb (Swarm 2015), coffee beans (Pulse 2016), Buddha's Hand (Embrace 2017), rose petals (Blush 2018), and spices—vanilla, cinnamon, habanero (Crescendo 2019).

In 2020, we are pleased to offer Hedonism, a Mexican dark chocolate aged in grapevine leaves, permitting the delicate lemon aroma to infuse the chocolate. And with our vine aged chocolate, we will create a delicious, melt-in-your mouth champagne caramel confection. 

Advance Order To place your order for this annual chocolate, email us at We will contact you in September to purchase through our e-commerce site. 

Ship Date Hedonism will be available to ship mid-October 2020.

Ingredients Cacao, cane sugar, champagne, cream, butter, vanilla bean 

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

Net Weight 57 g | 2 oz