Hacked By Shade

Hacked By Shade

Belgian chocolatier Geert Vercruysse creates a unique collection of ganaches using directly traded chocolate, just in time for the birth of new industry organisation, Direct Cacao

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!

Events

Tailor-made fine chocolate tastings Taste of Chocolate Would you like to become a chocolate connoisseur? Fancy an introduction to the world of fine chocolate? Or are you interested in discovering the perfect chocolate match for whisky, rum or wine? Martin Christy, a leading international chocolate critic, has been searching the world over for the finest ..

Our Expertise

  Who we are Seventy% seeks to raise awareness of the quality and origin of the chocolate we eat, and to work to protect and preserve the sources of fine cacao and chocolate. Founded in 2000, we want to help with the rediscovery of chocolate as a complex, ancient, beneficial and spiritual food. Simply stated, ..

Chinese Grand Prix 2011

Onto Shanghai, will there be any stopping Sebastian Vettel? This is where I first learned the power that a small bite of food can have.. 1 overall pick from Fake ray bans the Tennessee Titans along with a 4th and 6th round selections in exchange for the Rams No. 9 pick and their 2015 first ..

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 Lead scientist Dr Andrew Murray, from the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh, said: ‘We know that the moderate physical ..

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┬áDomori’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 buy generic ..

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