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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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Bojesen – Oialla

Is this the most obsessive chocolate ever made? Bojesen seems to have gone to every length to find the best sources, the most organic products, the highest quality throughout. It’s got great potential, to be sure, and for...
by Alex Rast
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Oialla

Bojesen – Oialla

Another attempt at wild cocoa similar to Felchlin’s ground-breaking Cru Sauvage, from what we must assume are similar origins. However, Bojesen leaves no doubt he is aiming at a higher standard still, which, given the sup...
by Alex Rast
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Dandelion – Costa Rica

A strong offering from Dandelion, the near-equal of their superb Madagascar and proving that this is one manufacturer committed to doing the job right from the outset in quality chocolate. With similarities to Domori’s Pu...
by Alex Rast
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Dandelion – Costa Rica

Not a common origin, and not from an established, well-known manufacturer, thus representing perhaps the ultimate in “experimental” chocolate. Here is a bar that presents very few indications about what to expect. O...
by Alex Rast
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Dandelion – Madagascar

Perhaps the best of Dandelion’s chocolates (to date) and a very impressive effort for a new manufacturer. True to form, this chocolate displays impressive fruitiness along with a refinement that puts it in front of its pe...
by Alex Rast
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