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Chocolate Mousse for Two

Recently on the forum, there has been a lot of discussion centered on a simple yet decadent dessert we all know and love: chocolate mousse. It all started when a forum member posted his recipe and then requested that everyone e...
by Hans-Peter Rot
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Ghirardelli – Dark Chocolate 60% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

My chosen format takes the form of individually packaged squares whose wrapper adorns the picture above. After unwrapping a few pieces, the color is much darker than one might expect for this class, but overall, the appearance ...
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Scharffen Berger – Finisterra – review – Hans-Peter Rot

In celebration of its 10th year in business Scharffen Berger has released Finisterra, a blend of beans from Venezuela, Trinidad, and Madagascar. It’s a bar with a light magenta color and an aroma similar to red wine with...
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Scharffen Berger – Bittersweet 70% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Aroma can be smelled from several feet away. I’d say it’s got a spunky character, gushing redness in heavy doses, mainly tart cherries and grapes with a countering ash as well, but unlike similar bars, it works qu...
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Domori – Porcelana – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Though Domori’s bars usually suffer in appearance due to minimal processing, Porcelana has obviously received top priority. The bar is truly a sight for sore eyes, radiating with a beautiful sheen that reflects a rusty s...
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Feodora – Grand’Or 75% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

I’ll tip my hat to Feodora for creating a nice looking bar; well-glossed and even in mold, yet the blackish purple color does seem ominous. Aroma is nice, too, gleaming with blackberries and a cozy strength that bodes wel...
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