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Eightyfivepercent - one jewel and lots of ash
August 13, 2004
5:56 pm
JasonBunting
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Ultimately, I don't really care too much - as long as the product I receive tastes great!

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August 17, 2004
7:40 am
Polarbear
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Cluizel's chocolates have a very distinct common taste (sort of banana-fruit-peach) which suggests that they are his own, not bought from other companies - or they could be made after his recipes by a larger company, just like the Chocolate Society bar is made by Valrhona, but following his own recipes. They are certainly not just remoulds of other chocs.

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August 17, 2004
10:53 am
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Oh please , don't compare Cluizel to the chocolate society . Cluizel is a great chocolatier wether or not he makes his own chocolate from scratch . He certainly knows his stuff .
The chocolate society are very good at marketing and have good contacts with Valrhona but do not know the craft that well !

August 17, 2004
6:07 pm
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OK, I see the distinction. Should have been more precise.

The chocsoc bar is actually a small mystery itself, because it tastes and looks exactly the same (and is also made in France and is 67%) as a bar from the dane Claus Meyer. Meyer claims to have developed it himself with two collaborators. The only diffrence is that Meyer's wrapping claims that the beans are only from Madagaskar, while the coc soc is more unspecified around equator.

http://www.meyersmad.dk/meyers.....ageID=3498

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July 2, 2007
11:41 am
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Two new 85% tried:

Green and Blacks 85% is good, like a strong and not so sweet version of the 70%, but it gives the impression that they have not managed to "extract" all the taste.

Rapunzel 85% (Bolivian beans, likely made for them by some third part?) is slightly sweeter and more intense in the taste, and slightly darker - but still even more creamy.

None of these chocs have the harshness often associated with such strong bars, and since less sugar is good for everyone, will be important parts of my diet for some time to come :-)

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August 19, 2007
5:52 am
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I haven't tried many bars at 85% or higher because they are too bitter for my taste. However a couple years ago I had one from Pierre Marcolini that was amazing. They used to be available thru seventypercent.com, but no longer. I know there is a shop in NY, but the cost with shipping is pretty prohibitive. If there is any other way of getting some of these, please let me know. I'm dying to have another one.

Mike (restin' on my laurels and my hardys too)

Mike (restin' on my laurels and my hardys too)

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