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Cao Grande is the new AB and ECOCERT certified organic chocolate from Valrhona. Cao Grande Noir 70% dark chocolate and Cao Grande lait 39% milkchocolate. It's available as 100g bars for consumers and 3kg blocks. Packaging is made of recyclable paper. Printing ink is made of organic plant based paint. The Swedish Valrhona distributor has a picture of the two bars. No specific date when they are available on the market this autumn.
[url]http://www.simonssons.se/caogrande.htm[/url]

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I got them right here [:D] The 70%, from what I remember, is strong and a bit rough, but I need to re-taste it some more. The milk is very milky, but again, I need to re-taste it as well.

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Lucky You. I'll probebly have to wait a while, in worst case a month.

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Should have them in the UK in October. L'artisan are making bars from the couverture, which we have here and should put in the shop soon.

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Received an E-mail from a local retailer yesterday confirming October.

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Where did you get the term "Cao Grande?" They're packaged as "Nature et Chocolat" over here.

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From a webpage at the Swedish Valrhona distributor (see above). Look at the picture.

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Oh! I must have missed that! Well, that's interesting. The packaging is different than what I have. The script is the same, but it says "Nature & Chocolat" with a slightly different color scheme as well.

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