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Domori – Puertofino – review – Alex Rast

You can summarise this chocolate with a single word : BOLD. While perhaps in truth an oversimplification, boldness is nonetheless the keynote of this chocolate and affects the decisions made with it. Here is a chocolate to wake...
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Bonnat – Marfil de Blanco – review – Alex Rast

Bonnat’s bar looks well-finished out of the wrapper, if a little chipped, but could it be too dark? For a Porcelana bean this is definitely on the brown side of things, not in a bad way necessarily but not in a typical wa...
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Malagasy – Sambirano 2005 – review – Alex Rast

A complete departure from all other Madagascar chocolates. Virtually nothing about this bar corresponds to what you expect from Madagascar chocolates. But virtually nothing about this bar is short of perfect either. Malagasy ha...
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Amano – Ocumare Milk – review – Alex Rast

Amano’s bar, so reminiscent of Amedei, looks superb out of the box, and surprisingly dark for a mild milk chocolate. No pale tan here; this one is robustly red and well-formed with virtually no swirling. Aroma is interest...
by Alex Rast
 

 

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Theo Chocolate – Dominican Republic 84%

Not a bad effort from Theo, and certainly no worse than many other extra-bittersweets, but in honesty, not a great deal better than many either. This one, in fact, has more of the feel of a blended chocolate than a varietal, be...
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Michel Cluizel – Noir de Cacao 72% – review – Alex Rast

Simply the single best introduction to fine chocolate. It’s hard to go wrong with this skillful blend which conveys the essence of chocolatiness from arguably the best chocolatier in the industry. For the long-time chocoh...
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