Elizabeth Shaw – all crunched up

Elizabeth Shaw – all crunched up

Mint may be in the air, but not in the ingredients list, in an off-beat review of a British lower-mid market ‘classic’. Warning: low percentage chocolate will be discussed!

Chinese Grand Prix 2011

Onto Shanghai, will there be any stopping Sebastian Vettel?

Australian Grand Prix 2011

The first race of the season after the cancellation of Bahrain, due to unrest in the country. With a plethora of rule changes this season and a new tyre provider, calling the first race is going to be a tough one. Ferrari and Red Bull are the obvious contenders, but McLaren have defied the pundits ..

F1 challenge with Duffy Sheardown – 2011

F1 challenge with Duffy Sheardown – 2011

In 2010 new British bean to bar chocolate maker Duffy Sheardown challenged Seventypercent editor Martin Christy to pick the winners for the Formula 1 season.

This year we open up the competition to all comers, with prizes including a visit to Duffy’s factory

Chocolate productions types

Produced directly from beans by maker Produced with couverture from chocolate makers Maker sourced beans, chocolate made elsewhere Branded bar, produced by third party Finished into chocolate from cocoa liquor

Cataloguing a chocolate collection

Cataloguing a chocolate collection

What with review samples, tasting samples, bags of bars brought back from shows, new products, requested items, unsolicited items, couverture for workshops, liquor, cocoa powder and butter, cacao samples, gifts from travels and the otherwise weird and wonderful, my chocolate sample cupboard has been getting both full, chaotic and long-overdue for a clear out. Getting ..

Willie’s Delectable Cacao – Indonesian 69 – Review

Light coloured as you expect from Indonesian cacao, though nothing nearly as ‘milky’ as something like Domori’s Javablonde’ achieves. Willie’s style is thick and rustic, giving us more of a thick thud than a light click on breaking. The aroma is clean sweet tobacco and red fruits, with a little greenness and sulphur. The flavour travels ..

New review home page

Welcome to our new review home page! Last year, we finally completed moving our reviews – which go back to 2002 – to our new WordPress based database. That was quite an exercise though, and we ran out of time when it came to creating a user friendly front-end for the review section. Since then, ..

Damian Allsop ‘The Pure Collection’

Damian Allsop ‘The Pure Collection’

A new ‘pure’ collection from master of the water-based ganache – London chocolatier Damian Allsop.

Featuring only country and plantation origin chocolate from Valrhona, taking chocolate appreciation to another level

Amano confection collection

Amano confection collection

Amano chocolate take another step forward with their own range of fresh confections and bonbons. A collection box arrived just before Christmas, check out our first impressions

Chocolate Week 2010

Chocolate Week 2010

Chocolate Week is here again in the UK, from 11-17 October 2010.

We pick out the best of the fine chocolate events and launches for the week

Live tasting with Per Liss at William Curley

Live tasting with Per Liss at William Curley

We start off Chocolate Week 2010 with a live tasting of new offerings from the William Curley patisserie menu, while catching up with an old friend from Sweden