A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Shopping advice
Avatar
Lone Ly
Oslo, Norway
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 397
Member Since:
October 10, 2003
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
June 8, 2004 - 12:59 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm going to do some serious chocolate shopping this summer and I wonder if you guys could help me out. My knowledge of the various bars from Domori, El Rey, Enric Rovira, Dolfin, Venchi is somewhat weak. Are there any bars of these brands (ie. brands except Slitti, Amedei, Michel Cluizel, Valrhona, Bonnat) YOU think I should not miss out? I know for sure that taste is like a particular body part and I won't scold anyone if it turns out I don't love your darlings.

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)
Avatar
alex_h
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1170
Member Since:
April 29, 2004
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
June 8, 2004 - 1:35 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

i wouldn't miss the following (even though i think you know them by now):

domori's puertomar, puertofino, green, 100% and latte sal (all to be had at in't veld)
venchi's 85% cuor di cacao
leysieffer's madagaskar 72% and cuba 70% and salzschokolade (milk)

happy travels (and take a good cooler with you)
alex

Avatar
Hans-Peter Rot
USA
Member
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 1462
Member Since:
August 1, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
June 8, 2004 - 3:58 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Try:

El Rey: Icoa white chocolate; it's the best white chocolate in the
world. Compare Gran Saman (70%) to their Apamate (73.5%). Gran Saman is noticably stronger (and grittier) due to the difference in cocoa butter. It's quite interesting and worth the time and money.

Cuba Venchi: gianduja, which is also the best gianduja in the world. The 85% is extremely mild for its cocoa content and has a cold feel.

Dolfin: 88% is good for a comparison to Venchi's 85%

Avatar
alex_h
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1170
Member Since:
April 29, 2004
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
June 8, 2004 - 5:01 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

i liked dolfin's 70 with nibs for a short while. haven't had it for a long time though.

Avatar
tom finnerty
edinburgh, United Kingdom
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 29
Member Since:
November 10, 2003
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
June 8, 2004 - 6:22 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Folks,

an interesting link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/week.....14,00.html

Having tasted both the gianduja and the chocolate i can testify to the quality

Avatar
blakej
San Francisco, USA
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 37
Member Since:
May 16, 2004
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
June 10, 2004 - 6:22 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'd cast another big vote for Cuba Venchi's gianduja. That was the first thing from my recent Chocosphere order to disappear.

I like basically anything from Domori. To pick a few, I'd also go with Puertomar, Puertofino, and 100%, as well as the Caranella (60% with nibs). An interesting taste test can be made between Domori's Carenero Superior (only available in tiny 8g squares and in 500g couverture slabs, I think) and El Rey's bars (which are also Carenero Superior), if you can get over the drastic texture difference.

I've found some of Dolfin's flavored bars to be tasty, but nothing to write home about.

Avatar
Hans-Peter Rot
USA
Member
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 1462
Member Since:
August 1, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
June 11, 2004 - 3:06 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Cuba Venchi's gianduja was the first thing to disappear from one of my orders too. It's just so good.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 89

Currently Online:
15 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Hans-Peter Rot: 1462

alex_h: 1170

Martin Christy: 614

Masur: 592

Sebastian: 430

Lone Ly: 397

Newest Members:

merin

chandlerscocoa

umgejelawum

izekusinoga

icmuyejimpa

Marique

Forum Stats:

Groups: 7

Forums: 26

Topics: 1813

Posts: 10602

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 5023

Moderators: 0

Admins: 1

Administrators: Seventy%

Shopping advice | Fine chocolate bar discussion | Forum