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It is summertime and the activity is maybe a little bit low. But this one goes out to you nerds that are hanging on.

I was in a Piere Marcolini shop in Antwerp, and there I bought a Limited Edition mexican porcelana bar. I haven`t heard anyone mention it here at the forum, so I hope this one is new to most of you. I have not tasted it yet, but i am looking foreward to it.

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I have tried it; it is very aromatic and dark moccha, with some fruit tones. It is also verys spicy - too spicy for my taste, the spice kills the rest of the chocolate. The spice is very characteristic, but could anybody tell me the name of the spice? I don't "get" the name.

I have a bar of cooking Manjari right now which reminds me but the manjari is more fruity and has less spice.

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Lately I've found Manjari too fruity. But I admit I mostly use it for making hot chocolate.

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quote:


Originally posted by LoneLy

Lately I've found Manjari too fruity. But I admit I mostly use it for making hot chocolate.


I love fruity chocs, which is why the extremely fruity Chocolate Society 67% is my favourite. Have you tried it?

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Haven't ... haven't tried anything from Chocolate society.

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Manjari is extremely fruity, more so than any other Valrhona bar, imo. However, if you really like chocolate really fruity, then try Scharffen Berger if you can get it; you'll love it.

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Originally posted by Montegrano

Manjari is extremely fruity, more so than any other Valrhona bar, imo. However, if you really like chocolate really fruity, then try Scharffen Berger if you can get it; you'll love it.


... which is one of the reasons why I didn't like their 82% that much. should taste it more properly before making up my mind.

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I have a Porcelana bar for review ... must get busy and catch up - hard to think about it in the summer though!

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Which Porcelana?

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quote:


Originally posted by LoneLy

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Originally posted by Montegrano

Manjari is extremely fruity, more so than any other Valrhona bar, imo. However, if you really like chocolate really fruity, then try Scharffen Berger if you can get it; you'll love it.


... which is one of the reasons why I didn't like their 82% that much. should taste it more properly before making up my mind.


Funny to see how our taste styles differ. I am on the fruity side, but I have also tried a few good on the more dark mocha side. Marcolinis Fleur de cacao 85% is fantastic. I also found a good mocha-dark one at a local delicatesse store in Oslo (Smør-Petersen at Majorstua for locals); it was a 70% from a local frenc confectioner, Jardin Sucre which had a very good balance between the dark forasteros and the slightly fruiter other beans. All in all, the most "chocolaty" choc I have tasted.

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Well, I don't mind if a chocolate is fruity or not, as long as the flavors are balanced and as long as I can actually taste chocolate. If the flavors are pungent to the point of distraction, thusly overwhelming the overall chocolate flavor, then that, imo, is indeed a flaw. Some chocolates taste totally of cinnamon, and that to me, is annoying. Although I love cinnamon, I find that these bars are rather dull and don't have many highlights. The chocolate flavor is definitely present, but I enjoy being challenged by flavor nuances.

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