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RitualCostaRica

Ritual Chocolate – Costa Rica

Here’s another new American chocolate company, one of the exploding wave of artisan U.S. companies. Rather like so many others, only time can tell if they have mastered their craft, or indeed if they even survive, but at ...
by Alex Rast
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Pacari – Piura 70%

Probably the purest Piura yet. While undoubtedly a fine bar, it still doesn’t really “wow”. Instead, it brings very unusual flavours that make it more of an interesting bar than a great bar. It’s probabl...
by Alex Rast
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Red Star – Ocumare 55%

The best milk chocolate that has ever been produced. Nothing can approach the complete mastery by which Red Star has created the definitive interpretation of a classic bean in a milk format. Here is a bar that shows both flavou...
by Alex Rast
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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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Menakao – Dark Chocolate 72%

While a reasonable effort from a young manufacturer, this bar demonstrates a certain lack of sophistication that shows that local production in Madagascar still has a long way to go if it would compete with the Cluizels and Pra...
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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