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Friis-Holm – Chuno Double Turned

The other half of the Chuno pair from Friis-Holm, which plays the very interesting game of asking by way of practical experimentation what differences in fermentation might do. Like the Triple Turned, this explores an entirely ...
by Alex Rast
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Red Star Chocolate – Nicaragua Chuno

Red Star introduces what is to be hoped is an alternative interpretation of the same source bean so ably transformed by Friis-Holm. Based on the boldness of the Friis-Holm version, we may expect this to be a good fit to the Red...
by Alex Rast
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Domori- Hacienda San Jose Chuao

Domori – Chuao Hacienda San Jose

Domori’s long-awaited “Chuao” finally appears. Can a chocolate produced outside of Chuao village legitimately be called Chuao? Common sense would seem to say no, but without a doubt, Domori has succeeded in ca...
by Alex Rast
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Domori – Puertomar – review – Alex Rast

A delightful change in a strong dark chocolate. It doesn’t knock you back in your seat with power, but rather transports you to a beautiful tropical isle. Very relaxing and mellow, yet with an unusual complexity of differ...
by Alex Rast
 

 

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Guittard – Waialua Estate – review – Alex Rast

Like L’Harmonie, Guittard (in cooperation with Dole) packages the bars in rather awkward 10 g rectangles, 5 to a box. Not the easiest format, but the chocolate itself looks very nice, light brown and with no trace of moul...
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Theo Chocolate – Dominican Republic 84%

The Dominican Republic is particularly well-known for producing organic chocolate, often with spectacular results, (e.g. Domori’s old Chacao, or more recently Sainsbury’s Organic 70%), but with the occasional specta...
by Alex Rast
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