Pralus - Porcelana

Pralus – Porcelana

Pralus jumps onto the Porcelana bandwagon with another offering in what is becoming a crowded field. In many respects, it’s difficult to imagine what Pralus can bring to this party, given that Porcelana’s mild, retr...
by Alex Rast

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Domori – Guasare

Perhaps one of the most eagerly-awaited chocolates ever, Domori’s long-rumoured (seemingly forever!) Guasare finally arrives. Ever since Maricel Presilla’s original New Taste of Chocolate mentioned it, this bean has...
by Alex Rast


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Bonnat – Apotequil – Martin Christy review

Bonnat cautiously labels this bar “Variété Porcelana” – note the speech marks. Porcelana is a Venezuelan criollo varietal, and though there is white-beaned cacao in Peru, similar in this respect to the Venez...
by Martin Christy


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Valrhona - El Pedregal

Valrhona – El Pedregal

New for 2011, a reincarnation of Valrhona’s earlier gift-box only Pedregal offering. Porcelana – a Venezuelan white-beaned criollo variety – is often considered to be the ‘champagne’ of cacao varie...
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