In 1984 we started our home-based chocolate business with a cottage industry license.
With our 2 year-old baby girl riding in the backpack, Rachel would pick wild blackberries and turn them into fresh chocolates and truffles. Each Monday, the car would be loaded up with truffles and baby, for delivery to local businesses. Within 2 years the delivery area spanned a 300 mile radius.
In 1987, with a platter of fresh blackberry cordials and truffles, Rachel went to Saks 5th Avenue's flagship store in San Francisco. Three weeks later, our chocolates were being sold in both the San Francisco and New York City Saks stores!
Since then, our chocolates have been provided internationally to luxury boutiques, elite clients, airlines, national businesses and local businesses just getting started.
One of our signature products, The Giant Caramel Apple, made it's debut at Nordstrom Walnut Creek in 1989 and has become a must-have annual holiday tradition nationwide.
Another much beloved signature product, Ebird's The Perfect Peppermint Chocolate Cookie, was created in 1993 by our then-eleven year-old daughter, whose passion was and still is, peppermint. Ebird's were introduced at the Specialty Coffe (SCAA) Expo in 1994, and quickly became award-winning, with more than 70 million Ebird's being made to date.
In 2016, we began offering our bean to bar chocolate to the public.
Meeting the farmers, sourcing sustainably grown cacao beans and paying fair prices for them continues to elevate the lives of everyone involved; from the Farmers to our Dunn Family Chocolates' employees to You, our Customers.
Thank you for your business and friendship. You make our life's work in chocolate a pleasure.