Dagoba is a chocolatier based in Oregon. the company is, of course, named after the Dagobah System in Star Wars, where Yoda lives. Yoda, being the wisest of the Jedi, was naturally a big chocolate eater, though that fact is omitted from the movies. Actually, I just made that up but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be true, at least in a spiritual sense. According to information provided by the company, Dagoba is Sanskrit for “temple of the gods.” Close enough.
Dagoba makes premium organic chocolate. They also practice fair trade and are eco-friendly and socially responsible in their manufacturing and trade activities. As if that weren’t enough, Dagoba chocolate is also, apparently, certified kosher. So they’ve got you pretty well covered in terms of avoiding chocolate guilt. “Eat more chocolate, save the world”. It works for me…
Dagoba sell a bunch of different types of chocolate, with varying densities of cocoa content. I haven’t tried them all of course (yet!), but I really liked the Roseberry chocolate bar. It has 59% cocoa content, so it’s fairly strong, but not bitter, and it contains dried raspberries and rosehips. Raspberry has long been one of my favorite flavors to combine with chocolate, so this one was pretty much made for me. If it were just a tiny bit more creamy, and skipped the rose hips in favor of a few more raspberry bits it would be pretty much perfect from my point of view.
I look forward to trying more of the choco on offer from Dagoba. If you have any particular suggestions, please let me know via the comments.