Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars are Single Origin and Handcrafted


There is chocolate, and then there is chocolate. I simply can’t compare drugstore chocolate to artisan chocolate, where the purest, deepest, darkest chocolate is crafted into bars. Their edible creations easily warrant the title of ‘premium.’ Amano ranks among this select group of artisans, and I was honored when three of their dark chocolate bars arrived in a beautiful package on my doorstep.

Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars are Single Origin and Handcrafted

Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars are Single Origin and Handcrafted

Honestly, I have always been a simple chocolate nibbler. I give bars a thumbs up or down, without considering the different flavors. However, Amano prompted me to really taste the difference. Oddly enough, I didn’t even visit the Amano website or read the labels on the bars until after I’d sampled them. I was impressed with how my experience as an amateur cacao taster matched up to their writing. If that isn’t handcrafted to perfection, then I don’t know what is!

All three of these dark chocolate bars were 70% cacao (minimum), so I expected them to be comparable experiences. Oh how wrong I was. From the first bite I could truly taste what single origin meant.  Each bar had its own nuances, whether it be fruity, smoky, bold, or soft.

Of the single-original bars that I sampled, I think the Madagascar capture my taste buds most overall. But they each provided a delicious and unique experience. Their selection also changes based on where they source their chocolate, but the ingredients are typically made with the following ingredients: Cocoa beans, Pure cane sugar, Cocoa butter, and Whole Tahitian vanilla beans.

Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars Review - Dairy-free and vegan varieties

The Facts on Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars

Price: $7.95 per 3-ounce bar

Availability: You can order direct from the company’s website or via Amazon.

Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amano Artisan Dark Chocolate Bars we sampled are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Amano Artisan Chocolate website at

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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June 23, 2020

These are truly a gift-worthy experience. Very high-quality, excellent chocolate. I just wish they were priced for everyday treats!

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Is Amano FDA approved and does not contain any grass or plant products in it? Where can I find it (Walmart, etc.)?

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