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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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Pralus – Brut de São Tomé – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Even before unwrapping, Pralus makes it clear this 160g solid ingot isn’t your average chocolate ‘bar’. Brown paper and raffia give the bar a rustic feel despite the refined and shiny appearance of the actual ...
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Dagoba – Pacuare – review – Hans-Peter Rot

The box for Pacuare is dark brown with pink trim, a scheme that matches the actual color of the chocolate quite well. However, the bar has been manufactured in the typical Dagoba vein, displaying no sheen and an overall rustic ...
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Slitti – Gran Cacao 100% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Slitti’s plastic-like appearance transfers to 100% cocoa content and doesn’t wane with its immaculate finish. The bar simply looks perfect on all counts and can’t offer a flaw even under a microscope. For s...
by Hans-Peter Rot
 

 

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Slitti – Gran Cacao 90% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

At 90%, the luminous bar appears forbiddingly dark but is saved from complete blackness by a brick red tint. There isn’t a single imperfection to be seen; Slitti has presented a beautiful bar that will also intimidate. T...
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Chocolove – Extra Strong Dark – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Out of the shiny gold wrapper comes a dark magenta bar of opposite sheen, and a thin scattering of cocoa dust that usually results from rough shipping. Other than that, it’s obvious Chocolove molded the bar with care, si...
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