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Red Star – Ocumare 55%

Boldly introducing what other chocolate manufacturers seem to have shied away from, Red Star provides a truly elite-bean milk chocolate, and at gratifyingly high percentage. This is likely to mean extreme expectations, so the p...
by Alex Rast
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Sainsbury’s – Taste The Difference Santo Domingo Organic Fairtrade 70%

Sainsbury’s join the trend of supermarkets entering the fray of “fine” chocolate using house-branded chocolates from various origins. This one will tick all the right boxes for the environmentally conscious, a...
by Alex Rast
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Pacari Raw 70%

Pacari – Raw Chocolate 70%

Forget all about those “raw” chocolates whose main purpose seems mostly to be resolutely Alternative as opposed to offering a genuine chocolate experience. Pacari here creates a raw chocolate whose first priority is...
by Alex Rast
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Hotel Chocolat – Chuao

Is it live or is it Memorex? Hotel Chocolat (presumably working through their traditional supplier Coppeneur), manage to put out a Chuao chocolate that is virtually a carbon copy of the Amedei original. The duplication is so pe...
by Alex Rast
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Menakao – Dark Chocolate 72%

Madagascar keeps on throwing up local chocolate manufacturers…with a reputation for inconsistency. Here we go with another one whose long-term results will have to be tested in time but who show that the Madagascans are d...
by Alex Rast
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The Chocolate Tree – Ecuador 82%

Scotland joins the club of bean-to-bar countries with this (and other) chocolates from interesting micro-producer The Chocolate Tree in Edinburgh. This is a new experiment for a company previously involved in confectionery and ...
by Alex Rast
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Latest reviews

  1. The Chocolate Tree – Madagascar Raw 70% Alex Rast, 15 Jun 2013
  2. The Chocolate Tree – Ecuador 82% Alex Rast, 14 Dec 2012
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  4. Friis-Holm – Chuno Triple Turned Alex Rast, 18 Nov 2012
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