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Michel Cluizel 72% origins
April 3, 2007
10:43 pm
Forum Posts: 110
Member Since:
June 5, 2005

Today I noticed this product on chocosphere, and I was quite surprised that I had not noticed it earlier or seen it discussed on seventypercent.

Website: http://www.chocolatmichelcluiz…..UREORIGINS


A sampler box of the world’s most exquisite 72% chocolate–made from cacao beans exclusively from each of seven countries: Venezuela, Ghana, Madagascar, Java, Sumatra, Grenada, and Ecuador. Includes 70 disks: ten dark chocolate disks from each country, allowing you to discriminate subtle differences in cacao from different growing regions. 240g/8.45oz

Does anyone have tasting notes or reviews for these chocolates?

April 3, 2007
11:21 pm
Melbourne, Australia
Forum Posts: 199
Member Since:
October 20, 2005

I don’t, but I have seen it in a local shop, so I’d also be interested to hear other people’s thoughts.

April 4, 2007
12:08 am
Hans-Peter Rot
Forum Posts: 1462
Member Since:
August 1, 2006

They’re also available in the large boxes of pistoles for whatever kind of chef you may be. Or at least they were a couple years ago. I’ve tried Ecuador, Ghana, and Venezuela, in addition to the other origins in ganaches. Since this was several years ago, I hardly remember them, except for that Ecuador and Venezuela were strong and that Ghana was very mild (or was that Ecuador?). Profile-wise I don’t remember, save for a very steady flavor that didn’t offer anything new, wild, or complex to the party (if you want that, go to the 1er Cru de Plantation range). They were standard according to my memory, just different enough to know they were different, if you catch my drift.

April 6, 2007
11:36 am
Martin Christy
London, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 614
Member Since:
July 31, 2006

The reason we don’t stock these is the nasty yellow food colour Cluizel use to stamp their logo on each disk. I forget the E number, but as I remember it’s actually banned in Germany. This just really seems unnecessary and spoils the product, although there is also perhaps a question mark over unwrapped pieces of chocolate within a single box.

Martin Christy

Martin Christy Editor www.seventypercent.com