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Santander – 65% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Visually, the bar is actually quite impressive, bearing no defects whatsoever and showing a great sheen and color that unlike the 70% is much lighter but red nonetheless, approaching magenta due to the extra sugar. Aroma, too, ...
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Valrhona – Taïnori – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Despite the new packaging and molding and unfortunately smaller tablet size, the appearance of the chocolate is as impressive as always. Valrhona has stayed on top of its game here yet seems to have changed gears in the aroma. ...
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Scharffen Berger – Jamaica a l’ancienne – review – Hans-Peter Rot

One of Scharffen Berger’s limited edition bars, Jamaica a l’ancienne is a rustic journey through a wilderness of coarse nibs and sugar crystals trapped in a solid chocolate sea. With a texture that harkens back to...
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Valrhona – Alpaco – review – Hans-Peter Rot

At first waft, Alpaco offends. It’s burnt and over-roasted, which for this origin (Ecuador) can be a good thing but here the impression Valrhona has made is total overkill. It’s a shame since the aroma exudes soph...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

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Hachez – Wild Cocoa de Amazonas – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Near black is the color this bar emits, perhaps leaking out some red, but ominously dark nonetheless despite being attractively molded. Continuing, the aroma is subtle and very unimpressive with little more than a vague sweetne...
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Bonnat – Chuao – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Bonnat obviously knows what kind of chocolate they’re dealing with and has produced a fine looking slab free of blemishes or other defects. Color, also, is brilliant and definitively red, with a fairly bright tint that ad...
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