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Amano – Ocumare

A very different interpretation of the Ocumare bean from the more usual earthy versions. This one is light and fruity, and it makes for a refreshing change. Impeccable execution all round – but might this bar be slightly ...
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Amano – Cuyagua

With a third bar (Cuyagua follows Madagascar and Ocumare), Amano’s maverick techniques of blending stone-ground cacao and whole vanilla pods without a trace of lecithin becomes standard practice. Cuyagua is an aromatic ch...
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Valrhona – Palmira 2006

Maybe just slightly less accomplished than previous Palmiras, this one retains the rather surprising, unfamiliar progression of flavours that previous vintages have offered. “Slightly”, it must be emphasised, is a c...
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Askinosie - San Jose Del Tambo

Askinosie – San Jose Del Tambo

Arguably, one of the lightest chocolates to ever come out of Ecuador, Askinosie delivers a bar that has more in common with Madagascar than with Ecuador. Nonetheless, plenty of the origin’s characteristic traits reveal th...
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Michel Cluizel – 1er Cru de Plantation Vila Gracinda

For years it has seemed chocolatiers just can’t hit the mark on Sao Tome – an origin with apparently lots of potential but up to now shaky delivery. No more. Cluizel comes up with the definitive reference for the or...
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