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*SoMA Arcana 100%

Bar: Arcana 100% Maker: SoMA (Toronto, Canada) Price: $6.50/45g (Miss Choco in Quebec, Canada) Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: Cacao Beans Appearance: Dark brown, though the color is lighter than expected for a 100%; mold is a unique one, with cocoa pods running the length. Aroma: Dried fruit and some mossy earthiness. Melt & …

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*Palette De Bine Trinidad-Ecuador 75%

Bar: Trinidad-Ecuador (75%) Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada) Price: $9/70g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 8/10 Munch Factor: 2.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar Appearance: Same cool unique mold, and a plain dark brown color. Aroma: Strong cocoa with some red fruit undertones and (appropriately) woody undertones. Very pleasant. Melt & Snap: Resoundingly hard snap & equally …

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*Palette De Bine Madagascar 78%

Bar: Madagascar (78%) Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada) Price: $9/70g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 5.5/10 Munch Factor: 2/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar Appearance: Darker brown than I expected and the same undertones of earthy cocoa. Aroma: Strong citrus hits you first, with sharp acid and some undertones of earthy cocoa. Melt & Snap: Great snap …

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*Palette De Bine Ecuador 85%

Bar: Ecuador Camino Verde (85%) Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada) Price: $GIFT (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 6.5/10 Munch Factor: 2/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar Appearance: Dark brown with a dull shine; applaudable molding. Aroma: Woodsy deep cocoa and a hint of spiciness. Melt & Snap: Soft snap and a hard melt. Flavor: Starts off bitter, then …

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*Palette De Bine Trinidad 70%

Bar: Trinidad (70%) Maker: Palette De Bine (Canada) Price: $9/70g (Chocolátl, The Netherlands) Overall Rating: 7/10 Munch Factor: 3.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Sugar Appearance: Deep brown color and wood plank-style mold. Aroma: Dark, dried berries and of-the-earth. Melt & Snap: Melt is okay and snap is strong. Flavor: Sweet and deep cocoa, reminding me of the view …

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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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*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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