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‘Chocolate Flavours’ – monthly flavour journeys

Our new inspirational series of monthly tastings exploring the flavour notes of fine chocolate. We taste the chocolate, the flavours, try cocktails and ganaches. Start with 'spice' and, finish with 'floral', a great, fun way to...
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Valrhona – Manjari

A Valrhona classic, Manjari is light, fruity, has a gorgeous melt and is not at all bitter. Ideal for any curious milk chocolate fans not so keen on dark chocolate, or anyone trying out fine chocolate for the first time. Curren...
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Amano – Cuyagua

With a third bar (Cuyagua follows Madagascar and Ocumare), Amano’s maverick techniques of blending stone-ground cacao and whole vanilla pods without a trace of lecithin becomes standard practice. Cuyagua is an aromatic ch...
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Bonnat – Trinité

Is this really an Ecuador Arriba? Certainly it seems like it – with a flavour profile matching Arribas almost right down the line. What does this mean? A good powerful bar, lots of character, lots of kick. Also, possibly ...
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Valrhona – Palmira 2006

Maybe just slightly less accomplished than previous Palmiras, this one retains the rather surprising, unfamiliar progression of flavours that previous vintages have offered. “Slightly”, it must be emphasised, is a c...
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Askinosie - San Jose Del Tambo

Askinosie – San Jose Del Tambo

Arguably, one of the lightest chocolates to ever come out of Ecuador, Askinosie delivers a bar that has more in common with Madagascar than with Ecuador. Nonetheless, plenty of the origin’s characteristic traits reveal th...
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