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need porcelana, puertomar, puerto cabello?
June 24, 2004
10:23 am
missiejoy
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Hi there!
I don´t know if it´s okay to post this here, so if not, just delete it. Anyway, I bought some Domori Porcelana and Puertomar and Bonnat Puerto Cabello and don´t like them at all. Since I bought two bars right away, I have an unopended, new bar of all of these. I was wondering if anyone in Germany would care for them, I would sell them (or swap for CLuizel or Valrhona) for Euro 10 (shipping included) in Germany.

Thanks
Missie

June 24, 2004
1:05 pm
Lone Ly
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Except for the fact that you might be asked to explain why you want to get rid of Domori Porcelana and Puertomar, I’m sure you don’t even have to ask Alex. Btw, I’m in Germany right now – wish you were here, isn’t that what they say? ;-) I’ve just been at In’t veld – bought quite a lot – almost embarrassing.

Euh, seriously, why didn’t you like them? I know it is difficult to account verbally for taste and preferences, but maybe you can give it a tryß

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)
June 24, 2004
1:19 pm
alex_h
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hmmm, i don’t need no bonnat. but domori i usually cannot say no to. why don’t you give them to friends?

June 25, 2004
12:55 pm
missiejoy
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Lonely, I really think they are too strong for me. The Domoris have about 10 different tastes which come in layers and I somehow don´t like that. It´s just like with wine. I like undertones and I like them to build and develop but there can be really too much for my taste. So, I guess the short version is, I´d prefer a straighter, less stronger chocolate. Maybe I´m just being a girl……..(my dad always says that when I don´t like some of his heavy red wines….and prefer drinking my Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon instead.)

I always think it´s so embarassing buying so much chocolate. Since I always have to buy my Ampamakia and Cluizel at the same place, they know how much I consume and i sometimes feel as if they were checking out my shape……..Nevertheless got 5 AMpamakias yesterday…

Alex, I would love to give them to friends actually but there´s noone into chocolate who would appreciate them. They would probably ask themselves if I can´t afford a whole bar…..?!?! Probably I´ll give them to friends anyway, thoug.

June 25, 2004
2:06 pm
Lone Ly
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Missiejoy, I consider myself quite girly, too. To me there is a difference between the eating mode and the experience mode when it comes to chocolate. I love bars with layers of flavors and I also like the straightforward ones. It is simply two different things to me.

Maybe we’re both a bit paranoic in terms of choco shopping, I mean, a store with such good customers knows how to treat them well … In fact, if my purely hedonistic chocolate consume makes me an anti-anorectic spokesperson – I am more than happy to pay for my hobby by having some kilos extra.

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June 25, 2004
2:53 pm
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well, missie, i will be getting some domori from int veld tomorrow. but thanks for your offer.
i regularly give chocolate, that i don’t (and do) like away.

i am less and less into straightforward chocolate. which for me is good news, because it means i go more for taste than mass. and that means i eat less.

June 26, 2004
4:14 pm
missiejoy
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Sure, just asking…. I figured that my mom might like it. She´s a “strong” person. Strong coffee, strong tea………

July 3, 2004
2:36 pm
Lone Ly
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Missie, I bought Porcelana in Berlin and tried it yesterday. It was really disappointing. For a year I had been looking forward to try it, and maybe my expectations were too high. I simply love Amedei’s Porcelana, everything about it, and similarly with Domori’s Puertomar and Puertofino and some others I have tried. It also added to my expectations that it’s currently on the top of the top 10 list here. As Martin told me, it could simply have been an odd batch. Honestly, I recognised the complexity of Porcelana from Amedei – kind of raisin-dominated though, and the particular Domori signature (I find a Domori signature in all the bars I have tried, like there’s an Amedei signature in most Amedei bars) but all soaked in fuel … :-(

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July 6, 2004
5:08 pm
alex_h
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my last three or four bars of porcelana were also very disappointing. but i can recall that a while back they did taste better… i think.
but i haven’t had a bad puertomar yet.

July 8, 2004
3:01 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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LoneLy, did you taste a burnt flavor to Amedei’s Porcelana? I did, and I posted my opinions about it somewhere around here before. I don’t think I ever quite tasted the raisins in all the Amedei I tried, but now that you mentioned it, I bet I will when I re-taste their chocolate. Ah, the power of suggestion.

July 9, 2004
5:32 am
Lone Ly
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Monte, it’s quite a while since I had the Porcelana from Amedei – I miss it even if my private stock is quite impressive at the moment :D But burnt flavor? Can’t remember. The raisin-taste is stronger in their Chuao off course, but as I’ve said earlier, the Amedei signature – I can’t give it a fair description, but raisin/tobacco-ish? Amedei’s Porcelana is just a journey, and Domori’s might be one as well, it’s just that I don’t like the idea of having to eat the vehicle …

Btw, I just realised we are the top 3 members – you, Alex and I – oir simply the top 3 nerds …

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)
July 9, 2004
9:35 am
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i talked to in’t veld yesterday because they forgot to ship some stuff and they were surprised at my reaction to porcelana (domori). i told them that i had others try and that the result was not flattering for domori. a domori representative will be visiting them in berlin and they said they would mention it.

aw, c’mon, lone. nerds??

July 9, 2004
9:02 pm
Lone Ly
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Alex, Martin adviced me to write Domori an e-mail about Porcelana – and I will. I’ll just consider my use of metaphors first ;-)

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July 10, 2004
9:58 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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We’re chocolate nerds, so it’s perfectly all right [:D]