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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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*SoMA Mint Milk Chocolate Bar 45%

Bar: Mint Bar (45%) Maker: SoMA (Toronto, Canada) Price: $8.75/80g (La Tablette de Miss Choco, Quebec, Canada) Overall Rating: 6/10 Munch Factor: 8/10 Ingredients: Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Natural Vanilla, Natural Mint Oil, Soy Lecithin. Appearance: I am absolutely enamored of SoMA, and I love a good mint infusion when I can …

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*Cao Artisan Chocolate, Acopagro 60%

Bar: Acopagro (Peru, 60%) Maker: Cao Artisan Chocolate (Virginia, USA) Price: $5.99/50g (For The Love of Chocolate, USA) Overall Rating: 7/10 Munch Factor: 8/10 Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter Appearance: I like the map with a star marking the origin, and I’m a fan of the mauve packaging. It’s …

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*Vintage Plantations Finca Tronca 90%

Bar: Finca Tronca (90%) Maker: Vintage Plantations (New Jersey, USA) Price:  $4.99/100g (For The Love of Chocolate, USA) Overall Rating: 6.5/10 Munch Factor: 7.5/10 Ingredients: Finely Ground Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Non GMO Soy Lecithin Appearance: What hits you first with a chocolate bar? Well the Appearance, of …

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