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Out of date? (Michel Cluizel Concepcion)

‘Best before’ dates are tricky. No one wants to receive or buy something that’s close or past it’s ‘best before’ date, but it should be remembered that those dates mean best, before – n...
by Martin Christy
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Back to beginnings (Valrhona Guanaja)

My first encounter with fine chocolate was back in 1993. On one foodie wandering day, I was in Harrod’s food halls and was, unsurprisingly, lingering in the confectionery room. There I found myself face to face with a sma...
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Manjari saves the day, Lindt disappoints

So after some disappointment brought about by my Guanaja kilo, a bar of Manjari the following day restored some of my faith in Valrhona. Fruity and light and full flavoured, this was a real treat and shows how good Valrhona can...
by Martin Christy
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Chocolate tastes better in winter (Pralus Colombie)

So the temperature is slowly dipping here in the UK, a little disappointingly after such a useless summer, but this does bring a small thrill inside as everything seems to be moving a little faster and there’s a more of a...
by Martin Christy
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Chocolatier bars

We’ve been caught up with preparations for Chocolate Week recently, so I’m a little behind telling you what chocolate has passed my way recently, but not behind with eating it! The last two Club editions have featur...
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