Mr. Dewie’s is teaming up with local businesses to create unique and delicious new cashew ice cream flavors!
The Bay Area is well known for it’s innovative and cutting edge foods, most of which are healthy and delicious, and made simply with quality ingredients. Over the last year or so, we have begun partnering with a few of these innovators, and have combined efforts to create new and fun creamy cashew delights. The results, so far, have been fantastic!
Last winter we brought you our “Hot TCHOcolate” made from our cashew milk and TCHO Chocolate’s dark chocolate cocoa powder. Why did we choose TCHO?
TCHO Chocolate is based in Berkeley, CA, and, like Mr. Dewie’s, theybelieve in sourcing high quality ingredients, fair hiring practices, and sustainability.
TCHO’s business model is built on the foundation of sourcing the best ingredients in a fashion that benefits farmers and creates a delicious chocolate. They strive to treat their growers fairly, source ethically, and reduce their environmental impact. They have done so in part by building TCHO flavor labs directly in the farming communities to help educate the farmers and researchers on best practices.The proof, as they say, is in the pudding – Once you try TCHO chocolate you’ll understand!
Next up was to make a truly memorable Espresso flavor with our friends at Tartine’s Coffee Manufactory out of Oakland, CA.
Tartine became known as the place to go for the best bread and pastry in the city, but they began to notice a trend. Some of their most loyal customers began bringing their own coffee to the shop. When asked why, the reply was simple: “You have the best food, but your coffee is only mediocre.” Well, that didn’t sit right with them. They didn’t believe in serving anything to their guests that didn’t meet their standards. So in 2017, in collaboration with their dear friend Chris Jordan (a coffee legend and former head of Global Coffee Quality at Starbucks), they partnered to serve a new brand of coffee, and the Coffee Manufactory was born. Last month, using their Espresso 01 bean, we created an exceptionally rich, and intensely flavored ice cream special that sold out…and just a bit too quickly! Don’t worry, we’ve got more coffee creativity on the way…
In keeping with the local chocolatier spirit, we have worked closely with our new friends at OCHO Candy in Oakland to create a very simple, but delectable new flavor called OCHO COCO CHOCO! (Try saying that 10 times fast)
The brilliant staff at OCHO Candy has been such a generous, thoughtful, and involved partner in the making of this new flavor, and we can’t thank them enough. When we reached out to Scott Kucirek, the CEO of the company, he welcomed us with open arms, and immediately grabbed onto the idea of the partnership. The result is OCHO’s chocolate coconut candy bar chunks swirled into our Mr. Dewie’s coconut ice cream – OCHO COCO CHOCO! And, so far, it has been a big hit with our customers.
Through this process we have come to understand that not only does OCHO make the best tasting candy bars in the market, but they use only the best ingredients and are considered top of the line in the organic candy bar industry! The first time we bit into one of their peanut butter chocolate candy bars, we knew that we were in for something special! In addition to the peanut butter and coconut bars, they also make caramel infused bars, and have some cool variations on the way.
We suggest that you hurry into one of our two shops to pick up some of this special ice cream, as these flavors move fast!