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Theo Chocolate – Venezuela 91% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

For this high percentage, the color is a very light shade of pinkish purple, resembling red plums pureed with cream. The aroma, too, is light and reminds me of a Domori bar with its raw edge, refined slightly by grapes, currant...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 
 
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Malagasy – Mora Mora 2006 – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Aside from the newly designed packaging, Mora Mora looks pretty much the same as last year. A nicely molded bar without much surface action, and a light pinkish purple color indicates a delicate flavor, unlike Sambirano. The ar...
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Divine Chocolate – 70% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

For a Ghana chocolate, the color is strikingly light, not even close to the near black or dark sierra facade usually rendered by other Forastero slabs. Instead, this particular bar has slipped into a simple exterior of deep bro...
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Valrhona – Araguani – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Finally, Valrhona has delivered Araguani in a more accessible format, and it’s quite easy to submit to the bar’s attractiveness. The slick and radiant surface emits a purplish blush that’s ingrained within ...
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Neuhaus – Sao Tome – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Within the confines of the book-like wrapper is a bar that’s anything but glossy but pleasantly dark in color, reddish brown as usual for the origin. Taking in the aroma reveals strength in character, smoky overall with ...
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Dagoba – Los Rios – review – Hans-Peter Rot

It has to be admitted that Arriba in a Dagoba mold is not a pretty sight. Its already dark purple color looks much darker because of the matte surface, and the choice of mold just conveys rugged all over. However, one will be p...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 




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