Frequently Asked Questions

Salazon is Spanish for salted and Salazon Chocolate Co. is the first salted-chocolate based brand. We chose Spanish to pay homage to the Spanish speaking regions (including the Dominican Republic) that have played such a pivotal role in the cultivation and development of cacao and chocolate.

Salt, when used in moderation, is excellent at enhancing the food it is paired with. This is no different with dark chocolate, one of the most complex and delicious foods known to man. We add a touch of sea salt to bring out our organic chocolate’s nuanced flavors while balancing the sweetness of the sugar and the bitterness of the cocoa.

Again, we chose not to follow convention. Most chocolate companies mix all ingredients into the chocolate when it is melted, and we tried that as well. However, even though it was easier, it wasn’t better. The salt, in particular, when mixed into the chocolate just didn’t give us the texture or taste we were looking for.

We offer a selection of 57% and 72% dark chocolate bars. The cocoa for all our bars is smooth, not too sweet or bitter, and pairs perfectly with our natural sea salt.

Our single-origin chocolate is made exclusively with organic, Hispaniola beans from The Dominican Republic. These premium beans have been fermented and sun-dried.

Cacao beans are raw while cocoa beans are roasted. Chocolate is made using roasted cocoa beans.

Yes! Please visit our certifier to learn more.

Of Course! Please visit our certifier to learn more.

All bars except for the Sea Salt & Caramel bar are vegan.

Yes, but they are made in a facility that also handles peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and milk.

Yes, all of our bars are 100% organic, and therefore absolutely Non-GMO.

Yes, but they are made in a facility that also handles peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and milk.

Salazon Chocolate Co. is an independent company based in Maryland. Our bars are made in the US (MD) using our own proprietary blend of beans and ingredients. Our chocolate is used exclusively by us and no one else.

Salazon Chocolate Co.’s products are fair trade certified through Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA gives farmers the opportunity to make a real living by guaranteeing a Minimum Price for their harvest. A Fair Trade Premium is then added to the purchase price which is used by farm cooperatives for social and economic investments in education, health services, processing equipment, and loan distribution. Visit to learn more.