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An evening with Maricel Presilla

A Chocolate Week special tasting with Maricel Presilla, author of ‘The New Taste of Chocolate’ and Award-winning Cuban-American chef.

Martin Christy ready to taste a 70% chocolate bar

The passion behind Seventy%

Martin Christy, Sevent%’s editor and founder, is one of the world’s leading bean-to-bar chocolate experts. Ten years ago Martin founded the one of the first websites to specialise in fine chocolate. Now he tells the story of how and why to Susana Cárdenas Overstall.

William Curley bounty bar

William Curley vs your local sweet shop – Bounty bar smackdown

William has come over all Curley Wurley – he’s on a mission to recreate the contents of your childhood sweet shop memories.

First there was the ‘jaffa cake’, now comes his own version of a sweet shop classic, a Bounty bar.

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Damian Allsop ‘The Pure Collection’

A new ‘pure’ collection from master of the water-based ganache – London chocolatier Damian Allsop.

Featuring only country and plantation origin chocolate from Valrhona, taking chocolate appreciation to another level.


Latest reviews

  1. The Chocolate Tree – Madagascar Raw 70% Alex Rast, 15 Jun 2013
  2. The Chocolate Tree – Ecuador 82% Alex Rast, 14 Dec 2012
  3. Friis-Holm – Chuno Double Turned Alex Rast, 3 Dec 2012
  4. Friis-Holm – Chuno Triple Turned Alex Rast, 18 Nov 2012
  5. Chapon – Chuao Alex Rast, 18 Nov 2012

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Red Star Chocolate – Nicaragua Nicaliso

A bar that inevitably will attract comparisons to Friis-Holm’s bar from the same extremely rare source. Indeed, it is sources like this that reveal the value of micro-producers: the ability to bring out unusual varietals ...
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Marcolini – Oriente Cuba Terruño de Baracoa

In a daring move, Marcolini chooses to position a Cuban chocolate at the upper end of the elite chocolate range. Will it pay off? Previous attempts at a Cuban origin have on the whole seen mixed results, so this bar will need t...
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Mast Brothers – The Brooklyn Blend 74%

Mast Brothers, known for a particularly distinctive style, provide here a blend in addition to their line of single-origins. There is interest in how they’ll interpret a blend – will they stay with their style, or w...
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Sainsbury’s – Taste The Difference Santo Domingo Organic Fairtrade 70%

Sainsbury’s join the trend of supermarkets entering the fray of “fine” chocolate using house-branded chocolates from various origins. This one will tick all the right boxes for the environmentally conscious, a...
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Marcolini – Grand Cru de Propriété Mexique

Marcolini shows his usual industriousness with a series of bars from various origins. It’s never made obvious which, if any, of the bars are made entirely in-house, but the percentages certainly vary from “standard&...
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