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Valrhona – Le Noir 68%

Is this an attempt by Valrhona to move towards a more “mass-market” product? Certainly the way it’s being distributed and described makes one wonder. Unfortunately, the taste makes one wonder too: this is a ch...
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Valrhona – Chuao 2002

Valrhona’s remaining Chuao bars taste just as new and crisp as any other recently molded bar, showing no signs of stress from aging. Flavor-wise, the chocolate does not entirely resemble what one might expect from Chuao b...
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Valrhona – Palmira 2006

Maybe just slightly less accomplished than previous Palmiras, this one retains the rather surprising, unfamiliar progression of flavours that previous vintages have offered. “Slightly”, it must be emphasised, is a c...
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Valrhona – Abinao

Unfortunately, Valrhona demonstrates either its lack of mastery or unsuitability of style with ultra-percentage chocolate once again. What one might hope would be an improvement on the lackluster Noir Extra Amer turns out, if a...
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Valrhona – Tanariva

Amazingly, Valrhona has managed to get character and interest in a milk chocolate even at a shockingly low percentage. This one will shake your ideas about what such milk chocolates are like. Not at all the sweet, candylike sub...
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Valrhona – Palmira 2005

A maturing chocolate no doubt, Valrhona gives a glimpse into the bright future that Palmira could experience if they continue to tweak it to perfection. Let us cross our fingers and hope Valrhona realizes the potential that lie...
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