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Valrhona – Nature & Chocolat Organic Dark – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Organic or not, Valrhona cranks out some mighty attractive bars, this one being no exception. A relative lack of molding flaws are present, and the sheen is vivid and glossy, emphasizing the dark maroon color of the bar. Aroma ...
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Malagasy – Sambirano 2006 – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Before unwrapping Sambirano, it’s easy to see that the bar looks much better than last year. The packaging has been updated with a more stylish motif, and the bar itself looks outstanding and dark purplish in color, simi...
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Chocolove – Chocolatour Sao Tome 2004 – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Chocolove’s venture into origin chocolate yields a bittersweet we’ve all taste before, one that only crowds the already congested Sao Tome scene by not offering anything to make it stand apart. Just like finding h...
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Domori – Grand Blend No 1 – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Appearance isn’t as glossy as Domori’s other bars and approaches a duller sheen with intense ribboning and an undulating surface similar to sloping hills. It’s fairly dark, with a red leather likeness, appr...
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Valrhona – Manjari – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Annoyingly, format is perhaps Manjari’s weakest characteristic as Valrhona offers it in awkward and inconvenient presentations, but given the options, I opted for napolitans. As a result, the tiny format is practically i...
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Felchlin – Maracaibo Clasificado 65% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

If I tasted this chocolate blindly, my first guess would be Carenero. The resemblance is just too uncanny, as the flavors strike an amazingly similar chord and resonate with almost the same frequency. Deviating from other Marac...
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