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Amano – Chuao

Amano has long hinted in their package design at which company they aspire to, and now at last they coomplete the circle. Can anyone doubt that this chocolate is posited as a direct comparison to Amedei’s Chuao? Amano has...
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Red Star Chocolate – Honduras Indio Rojo

Part of the initial line of chocolates from England’s second fine bean-to-bar manufacturer. Available at introduction time only from Paul A Young – which gives another reason to visit Paul’s shops! One must as...
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Cacao Sampaka – Xoconusco

Along with La Joya, at the top of Sampaka’s range of dark chocolates, this one being billed as “royal Criollo”. Once again, this sounds like a marketing term perhaps signifying nothing, but it does at least se...
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Hotel Chocolat – Rabot Estate 65%

One of a new and much-expanded “Purist” line, which sees Hotel Chocolat establishing a collection targetted at a higher-end audience, probably people with at least some experience and appreciation of fine chocolate....
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Cacao Sampaka – La Joya

An interesting origin claiming to be “white Criollo”. Is this another name for Porcelana? Probably the question of bean label is best left aside, for certainly the “Porcelana” designation has been overst...
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