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Tuscan chocolate taster

A visit to Florence to discuss the upcoming ChocoAndino event in Colombia with Monica Meschini had been on the cards for a while. Icelandic ash had been getting in the way, but finally last week I managed to make a short tri...
by Martin Christy
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Askinosie Del Tambo Ecuador 70pc & nibs enrobed Cru Sauvage Bolivia Felchlin

Directly Traded collection from Geert Vercruysse

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.
by Martin Christy
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Mott Green of Grenada Chocolate Company

Real Food Festival

Today was the opening day of the Real Food Festival at London’s Earls Court exhibition centre. I managed to get a few hours in at the show where I caught up with Mott of the Grenada Chocolate Company at the Rococo stand. ...
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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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The butterfly collection

Butterflies that Melt

We catch up with the latest products and happenings from Notting Hill chocolatier, Melt. This month featuring the seasonal Butterfly collection, new ice cream offerings and a limited edition bar.
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Latest reviews

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