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Amedei – Toscano Black – Bitter Chocolate Extra 66% – review – Hans-Peter Rot

Despite the lack of lecithin, Amedei seems to be handling molding rather well since only a few air bubbles and trace swirling are present in an otherwise nicely molded tablet. Color and aroma meanwhile seem inextricably connect...
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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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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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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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L’artisan du Chocolat – Madong – review – Hans-Peter Rot

L’artisan’s bars always have a delicate appearance, a characteristic elegance that’s born from thin molds and then polished to perfection through masterful tempering. And Madong doesn’t stray far fro...
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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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