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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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The Chuao cacao cave (also known at the production office)

Amano Chuao

The bloggers and twitterati have been buzzing recently, fuelled by Amano's 'guess the origin' competition. A new Amano origin chocolate bar is interesting news enough, but rumours and guesses about a rather famous source have h...
by Martin Christy
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Red Star – Ocumare 55%

Boldly introducing what other chocolate manufacturers seem to have shied away from, Red Star provides a truly elite-bean milk chocolate, and at gratifyingly high percentage. This is likely to mean extreme expectations, so the p...
by Alex Rast
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New dessert launches at William Curley

Live tasting with Per Liss at William Curley

We start off Chocolate Week 2010 with a live tasting of new offerings from the William Curley patisserie menu, while catching up with an old friend from Sweden.
by Martin Christy
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Ethical chocolate?

Online Guardian readers might have noticed this piece in Friday’s edition Top 10 ethical British chocolates (Guardian Unlimited, September 28 2007). While it’s good to see some critical balance in this piece and not...
by Martin Christy
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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...
by Alex Rast
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