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Dilettante Gourmet Chocolate Products, Candy & BiscottiIf you want to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at Dilettante, you’ve come to the right place. Learn product tips and information, find a delicious recipe and get to know the Dilettante life. We aim to inform and have fun doing it. So, take a look around, discover something new and let us know what you think.

Founded by Master Chocolatier, Dana Taylor Davenport, Dilettante is a celebrated gourmet chocolate company based in the Pacific Northwest. What began as a humble Chocolate Shoppe in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington has blossomed into a thriving company featuring a full line of gourmet chocolates, bakery items, artisan coffee and dessert sauces. We also boast a Chocolate Martini Bar & Restaurant, along with our successful chain of Mocha Cafés.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to crafting decadent, gourmet products from the highest quality ingredients. Each of our delicious items is developed by Dana Davenport, our Master Chocolatier, who draws on heirloom family recipes for inspiration. Dana’s culinary heritage can be traced back through three generations of family tradition. His Grand Uncle Julius Franzen was a Master Confectioner and Pastry chef who served his world-class creations to the crowned heads of Europe in the late 1800′s.

Want to know more about Dilettante’s rich history? Visit the History Page of our website.

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shackman December 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

I have a chocoholic friend with a soy allergy – is your chocolate safe for her to consume?


Vicky February 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

Hello Shackman,

Thank you for your inquiry. All of our chocolate contains soy lecithin. I am unsure how that ingredient would interact with a soy allergy, but this information should help your friend determine if our chocolates are right for her.

Thank you for getting in touch with us, and have a great day!

Vicky Lee, Dilettante


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