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domori carupano
November 30, 2004
8:12 pm
alex_h
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just opened this bar yesterday and almost finished it today.

does anyone beside me get a very minty impression of this bar? other than that i find it not so exciting. some nuts (peanuts) in the background.

December 1, 2004
5:33 am
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I don't think I tasted mint in this one. I did, however, get a peppery taste and lots of butter with it. I really love this bar too, and I have another one waiting for me to consume [:D] One of the only chocolates in which I tasted mint was Dagoba's Eclipse 87% bar, which also had an interesting clove flavor too.

December 1, 2004
9:33 am
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hmmm, must check that again. the mint taste/smell is very prominent. maybe the box was stored next to minty chocolates for a long time...

February 15, 2005
9:34 am
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hi all,
just went out this weekend and bought another two bars of carupano. this time the mint was gone but the bars were so much better than i had originally experienced.
strong scent of (this sounds strange) those california almonds with bbq flavor. a hint of this was in the taste as well. nice complexity with different flavors emerging subtley here and there in a slow swirl (you can tell i am making up the language as i go along). nice and light on the palate with no bitterness (of course). reminds me somewhat of sur del lago or something from the chateau range.
i usually don't unpack a whole bar to look at the surface, but this time i was curious. beautiful, but with the usual air pockets in domori.
highly recommendable! and the price is unbeatable for such a nice domori bar.

September 18, 2007
5:25 pm
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I happened to buy a bar of Carupano a few days ago, and was surprised to find what I now regard as one of my favourite chocolates. Sadly it seems that this lovely bar is no longer being produced, since I couldn't find it on the Domori website. A real shame [:(]

September 19, 2007
2:04 am
Alex Rast
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quote:


Originally posted by johnp.

I happened to buy a bar of Carupano a few days ago, and was surprised to find what I now regard as one of my favourite chocolates. Sadly it seems that this lovely bar is no longer being produced, since I couldn't find it on the Domori website. A real shame [:(]


The Style line never really caught on, and I can see why. It's a problem of market position. Domori always had themselves at the elite end of the market spectrum, and so "downscale" lines like Style or Kamba probably left consumers confused. And I think these lower lines never sold well because people felt, why bother when for a little more I can get the top of the line?

As it happens, of course, some of the Style line were actually an improvement over their high-end Cru and Blend lines, especially the 100% and the Ecuador, and their loss is ours as well, but I can see from a business standpoint that it probably had to be done. One thing I would like to see with that in mind is an expansion of the Chateau line to include superb chocolates now only in the Hacienda San Jose box sets such as the Ocumare 61 100% and Canoabo both at 70& and 100%. These are something special but difficult to justify for most people at the high price for a box.

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September 20, 2007
1:02 pm
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john, take another look at domori's site. the style range is still there along with carupano. they've only dropped latte sal.

September 20, 2007
2:42 pm
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Indeed it is still there! Thanks.

Hopefully I'll be able to get some more of this chocolate in the future as well. Sadly, my local Domori dealer doesn't stock Ecuador or anything more fancy, only Carupano and the 60% Granella with nibs.

September 21, 2007
8:37 pm
Alex Rast
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quote:


Originally posted by alex_h

john, take another look at domori's site. the style range is still there along with carupano. they've only dropped latte sal.


Not that I can see - right now the website options are:
• Cru 70%
• Blend Line
• Cru 100%
• Kashaya
• Cru & Cru
• Château Domori
• Quantum
• Hacienda San José
• Dragées
• Coperture
• Versi

It does look as though the Style line is gone.

But in more interesting news, they have 2 new Quantum blocks (Quanta?)

Teyuna - a Colombian origin
Papuandor - from - no surprises - New Guinea.

I'll be interested to try these out ASAP.

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September 22, 2007
11:06 am
johnp.
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If you only enter domori.com, here's what you'll see as the default Italian view:

• Cru 70%
• Blend Line
• Cru 100%
• Kashaya
• Cru & Cru
• Château Domori
• Quantum
• Hacienda San José
• Dragées
• Coperture
• Versi

But if you select English language, here's what replaces the default menu:

• Cru 70%
• Blend Line
• Cru 100%
• Kashaya
• Cru & Cru
• Château Domori
• Style Line
• Quantum
• Hacienda San José
• Dragées
• Couvertures
• Poems

A bit odd, maybe they've forgotten to remove references to the Style line in their international website views.

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