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Valrhona – Palmira 2004 – review – Anne Bramley

Valrhona’s Palmira shows off its delicious Venezualan criollo composition in a lighter color and the occasional bubble often found in this rarer chocolate variety. But it is the slightly sandy texture that truly reveals t...
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Pierre Marcolini – Pure Origine Madagascar – review – Anne Bramley

The beauty of this bar lies in it exterior. The packing is black and white, minimalist and modern for the early 21st century. But I’m not sure the taste has caught up to the sophistication and complexity we expect from fi...
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Bonnat – Ceylan – review – Anne Bramley

The Asian varietal of Bonnat’s global chocolate creations, this bar reflects the terroir of Sri Lanka from where it originates. Beyond the usual range of typically “”Asian”" flavors of chocolate of simil...
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Chocolate Society – Organic 67% Cacao Dark Chocolate – review – Anne Bramley

Weighing in at slightly below the 70% percent standard, this bar from The Chocolate Society still exhibits a dark hue, a good snap and a cool, smooth melt. And do let it melt to bring out the delicate flavor. Biting and munchin...
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Michel Cluizel – Hacienda ‘Los Anconès’ – review – Anne Bramley

I love to love Michel Cluizel’s ‘Los Anconès’. This single-plantation Caribbean origin bar truly epitomizes the idea of a complex and sophisticated chocolate. While I think it’s the sort of bar that ...
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Valrhona – Guanaja – review – Anne Bramley

What intrigues me about Valrhona’s Guanaja, a much-commented upon bar, is the intelligent blend of characteristically distinct tastes and smells. Rather than a cacophony of competing flavors, this bar plays a delightfully...
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