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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.


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

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Theo Chocolate – Costa Rica 91%

After encountering extreme batch variability difficulties with their earlier Venezuela 91%, with some bars coming out fantastic and others near-inedible, Theo make another stab with the Costa Rica. The switch to the new origin ...
by Alex Rast

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Patric – Madagascar 75%

Patric is another of the new wave of American chocolate manufacturers emerging in large numbers. While some are very experimental indeed, Patric appears to know what they’re doing and produce quite fine chocolate. The Mad...
by Alex Rast

Amano 24 piece truffle and confection collection

Amano confection collection

Amano chocolate take another step forward with their own range of fresh confections and bonbons. A collection box arrived just before Christmas, check out our first impressions.
by Martin Christy


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Amano chocolates collection Well moulded, capped off smoothly on the bottoms Firm ganache Local cream, enrobing matches filling Dos Rios Palet D’Or About 5 seconds in the full flavour of Amano’s Dos Rios hits the tongue, de...
by Seventy%

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The Chocolate Journey: taste workshop – 22 Jan 2011

The Chocolate Journey is our new series of tasting events bringing a whole new approach to the art of chocolate appreciation. Our day course will awaken your chocolate senses and give you a whole new approach to chocolate.
by Seventy%