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*Palette De Bine Lam Dong Vietnam 72%

Bar: Lam Dong Vietnam (72%) Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada) Price: $9/70g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar Appearance: Wonderful wood plank-style mold, with deep brown color. Very intricate. Aroma: Initial cocoa with light smoke, and maybe some earthiness and tannins a strong wood finish, like the beans had …

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*Pacari Piura Quemazón 70%

Bar: Piura Quemazón (70%) Maker: Pacari (Quito, Ecuador) Price: $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 6/10 Munch Factor: 3.5/10 Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter and Sunflower Lecithin **I tried this after its “best-by” date. Appearance: Very light color, general pre-broken mold. Aroma: Woodsy cocoa, like it had been carved directly from …

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*Zotter India 62%

Bar: India (62%) Maker: Zotter (Riegersburg, Austria) Price: $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 8/10 Munch Factor: 3.5/10 Ingredients: cocoa mass India, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, salt Appearance: Reddish, thin bar, good for breaking apart. Aroma: Deep cocoa. That’s it. Melt & Snap: Solid snap, with a fine melt. Flavor: Immediate melt into delicious cocoa, and …

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*OmNom Madagascar 66%

Bar: Madagascar (66%) Maker: OmNom (Reykjavik, Iceland) Price: $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 6.5/10 Munch Factor: 8.5/10 Ingredients: Organic cacao beans from Madagascar, raw cane sugar & cacao butter Appearance: Plain pre-broken mold, and reddish hue. Otherwise unremarkable. Aroma: Earthy with sweet fruitiness. Almost a little mossy, or burnt (though not over-roasted). Melt & Snap: Difficult …

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*Videri Blueberry & Milk Chocolate 50%

Bar: Blueberry & Milk Chocolate (50%) Maker: Videri (North Carolina, USA) Price:  $7.99/85g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 4.5/10 Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Sugar, Organic Dry Whole Milk, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Dried Blueberries Appearance: Distribution of berries looks even; adds a wonderful color and aesthetic. Love the centered “V.” Aroma: …

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*Åkesson Brazil 75%

Bar: Brazil (75%) Maker: Åkesson (London, England) Price:  $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 9.5/10 Munch Factor: 3/10 Ingredients: Cocoa, Cane Sugar, Pure Cocoa Butter, GMO-Free Soya Lecithin Appearance: appealing, but somewhat peculiar shade of brown. Love the Swedish “Å” in the prominent logo. Aroma: Unusual upfront sweetness I cannot put my finger on. Fruity …

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*Friis Holm Nicaragua Dark Milk 65%

Bar: Nicaragua Dark Milk (65%) Maker: Friis Holm (Denmark) Price:  $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 6.5/10 Munch Factor: 9/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar, Milk, Cocoa butter Appearance: beautiful small pieces set in a pre-broken mold; deep brown color. Aroma: earthy, with sweet undertones of cocoa. Melt & Snap:  very easy melt and soft snap. …

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*The Chocolate Tree Madagascar 72%

Bar: Madagascar (72%) Maker: The Chocolate Tree (Edinburgh, Scotland) Price: $9/90g (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 7/10 Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar Appearance: beautiful raised mold, though I’ve seen it before in Hummingbird chocolate, in Canada. There is only the very slightest tinge of red as the package touts. Aroma: Strong earthiness underwrites …

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*François Pralus: Chuao 75%

Bar: Chuao (75%) Maker: François Pralus (Roanne, France) Price: $10.99/50g (For The Love of Chocolate, USA) Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: 75% Cocoa, Sugar, Pure Cocoa Butter, GMO-Free Soya Lecithin Appearance: I’ve been saving this bar for a couple of months now (basically a miracle), and chose it to review now because I feel …

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