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Dandelion – Madagascar

One of several offerings from another new micro-manufacturer in San Francisco. Dandelion appear to be making more of an effort than most, in terms of both conceptual design and careful experimentation before releasing any new c...
by Alex Rast
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Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé – Carenero Superior

A very good effort from an emerging manufacturer, which shows how wide the net of quality chocolate has now spread. In truth, Hungary has an old, one might even say ancient, tradition of fine chocolate and here is a bar that do...
by Alex Rast
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Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé – Carenero Superior

A chocolate manufacturer from Hungary is sure to attract attention, if only for the novelty factor, and when they are using interesting beans such as the Carenero Superior, it’s all the more interesting. This must be one ...
by Alex Rast
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Red Star Chocolate – Nicaragua Nicaliso

A chocolate that comes close to defining an artistic impression, in that it’s clear that here Red Star has employed a conscious effort to make the result an expression of interpretative style as much as character of the b...
by Alex Rast
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Red Star Chocolate – Nicaragua Nicaliso

A bar that inevitably will attract comparisons to Friis-Holm’s bar from the same extremely rare source. Indeed, it is sources like this that reveal the value of micro-producers: the ability to bring out unusual varietals ...
by Alex Rast
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Marcolini – Oriente Cuba Terruño de Baracoa

Succeeding where others have merely striven in vain, the frustratingly erratic Marcolini produces a masterpiece from an uncommon source. It’s not exactly making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, in that the source is...
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