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world's best milk choc?
April 8, 2008
3:40 pm
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 88
Member Since:
June 23, 2007

I have just had a newsletter from my (fabulous and very helpful)supplier detailing new additions etc, amongst them, milk chocolate from Carma (part of Callebaut I think).
They state that they now stock “most highly acclaimed Swiss Claire from Carma, recently voted ‘World’s Best Milk Chocolate’”

Has anyone tried this? Is it any good? I have to say I’m a bit sceptical despite the seeming lack of any outstanding milk chocolates in general…who voted it “best” and what were the benchmarks against which it was tested?

April 8, 2008
6:57 pm
Stockholm, Sweden
Forum Posts: 592
Member Since:
August 6, 2006

I’ve not tried it but here is a quote from Carma website:


The distinguished Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiani recently brought together Italy’s top pastry chefs for a series of blind tastings.

Claire “Swiss Top” won the Gold Medal with a record score for its unrivalled aroma, delectable auburn-brown tone, smoothness and consistent, lingering melt in the mouth. The Carma team selected exceptional ingredients for Claire. Precious cacao beans… and of course superior quality, genuine Swiss milk!


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April 8, 2008
10:35 pm
Budapest, Hungary
Forum Posts: 81
Member Since:
December 12, 2005

L’Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiani is an exclusively Callebaut-sponsored (and I suspect Callebaut-founded) organization. How surprising they select a Callebaut product as the world’s best…Rather go for a bit more independent selections…With this I would not say Carma milk chocolate is not good.

April 9, 2008
11:56 am
Forum Posts: 430
Member Since:
September 30, 2004

Plus, it turns out that the product selected – doesn’t meet the standard of identity for milk chocolate 8-)