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Kshocolât
May 31, 2006
7:41 am
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A company based in Glasgow, bought some bars from them at Heathrow last week. Tastes like a "second grade" Valrhona to mee, a fairly fruity mix with some clear forastero in background. The mould is exactly the same as Valrhonas small bars, except for the logo. Anyone who has more info on this company?

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May 31, 2006
8:03 am
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I've not tried their chocolate yet but here is a link to their website:
[url]http://www.kshocolat.co.uk/[/url]

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"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
June 6, 2006
12:48 pm
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Also tasted thir 72% "reserva". They claim it is from a single plantation, but do not ay anything about where[?][}:)]

It is quite dark and "mocchaish", remidning of a slightly more fryity version of Rausch' Tobago. With a clear forastero hint, I suspect the beans are trinitarios (with high forastero-"content") from somewhere in the caribbean.

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July 6, 2006
10:15 pm
Martin Christy
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They use Callebaut. At first they used Chocovic, but only the origin bars were without vanillin. The 72% will be one of the Callebaut origins - you can work it out from the percentage.

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July 31, 2006
11:31 am
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But why, then, is their mould precicely like Valrhona's, except for the logo?

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October 9, 2006
5:23 pm
Martin Christy
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They told me in person it's Callebaut, so I guess they just got a Valrhona-like mould made.

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August 29, 2007
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I bought this bar at Heathrow because I'd never heard of it before. I was pleasantly surprised and my first thought was that it was a Valrhona chocolate. Smooth and fruity, like Guanaja. I'm interested to see that it is Callebaut and will be checking out their origin products for sure!

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