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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 i...
by Martin Christy
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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.
by Martin Christy
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Amano Madagascar – Review – Martin Christy

A few biases to declare here before I get going. I’m fond of the Amano style of chocolate and also their general philosophy – that if a particular cacao tastes good, it will make good tasting chocolate. Chocolate ma...
by Martin Christy
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Original Beans – Beni Wild Harvest

A thin bar in an attractive mould with a ‘starburst’ design, each piece elegantly curved, giving some thickness on eating. Snap is a thick click. Very lightly coloured, could be easily mistaken for a milk bar to the...
by Martin Christy
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Seventy% supports the International Chocolate Awards

 
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Valrhona – Ampamakia 2010 – review – Martin Christy

Ampamakia has always been a personal favourite – the typical citrus notes of Madagascar always appealed to my palate. Added to Valrhona’s fruity acid style this makes, for example, Manjari almost always a winner. Am...
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