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Chocolate Tasting Certificate

Sign up for our new Chocolate Tasting Certificate courses – your route to expert taster in 3 levels.

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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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Mast Brothers - Madagascar 72%

Mast Brothers – Madagascar 72%

Mast Brothers are creating a good deal of excitement in the chocolate world, with their hands-on processing, obvious care and attention to detail.  Passion is an overused word in the world of fine food but one taste of this h...
by Stuart Robson
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Rogue Chocolatier – Sambirano 70%

Another of the new wave of American chocolate manufacturers. Just how many producers the available supply can support is, of course, up for question, but it’s nice to see more people giving it a go. Rogue here starts with...
by Alex Rast
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Bonnat - Apotequil 75%

Bonnat – Apotequil

Bonnat explore all dimensions of “Porcelana” with another variant, this one from Peru. They seem to be milking the Porcelana designation for all they can get; whether this can be called such is yet again a big quest...
by Alex Rast
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Sprüngli – Grand Cru Criollo de Maracaibo 65%

Felchlin Venezuelan Maracaibo sold under the Sprüngli brand. A straight moulding of the couverture, packed elegantly in two gold wrapped bars, laid in a fold out box. Very elegantly presented and nice to have two 50 gram bars...
by Martin Christy
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