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Domori – Porcelana

A review with a purpose, and an urgent one. Domori releases a new batch of their flagship Porcelana, along with all the other bars in their line, coming with a package revamp. Unfortunately, the flavour also seems to have come ...
by Alex Rast
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Valrhona – El Pedregal

The bizarre high-concept idea of Porcelana del Pedregal finally bears fruit in a more realistic retail format as an origin bar. One might have hoped, with the experiments of the past which showed some promise but were in the en...
by Alex Rast
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Pacari – Raw Chocolate 70%

An absolutely splendid batch that confirms that in the world of raw chocolate, there is Pacari, and then there are the hoi polloi. Still the only fine raw chocolate in the word, and a particularly fine one this time, demonstrat...
by Alex Rast
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Michel Cluizel – Hacienda ‘Los Anconès’

Michel Cluizel finally does what has been long expected and gets organic certification for his flagship bar. This follows the trend established by Pralus and is yet another encouraging sign that organic chocolate is now accepte...
by Alex Rast
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Friis Holm – Indio Rojo 70

In actual truth a blend of Honduras Indio Rojo and Nicaraguan cacaos (which the newer wrappers state clearly), this is a bar that, taken as a blend, is a clear success. Rarely do chocolates achieve this sort of effortless balan...
by Alex Rast
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Red Star Chocolate – Nicaragua Chuno

A first-rate chocolate from Red Star and a close rival to its Indio Rojo for the best bar in the line. This really exposes the care and attention to detail of the source, Xoco, as much as the manufacturer, Red Star. Inevitably ...
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