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*Azzan Chocolate 70%

Bar: 70% Dark Maker: Azzan Chocolate (Buon Me Thuot, Vietnam) Price: $6/60g (Gift From Friend) Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: cacao beans, sugar. Appearance: beautiful white paper covered in animal, cacao, and human motifs, the bar is held together by a bright red paper with the brand name & logo printed in gold. Bar is dark brown with …

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*Cocoa Republic 65% with Blue Mountain Coffee

Bar: 65% with Blue Mountain Coffee Maker: Cocoa Republic Chocolate (Trinidad) Price: $5.50/30g (LUVCACAO) Munch Factor: 5.5/10 Ingredients: Trinitario Cocoa Beans from Trinidad, Demerara Brown Sugar from Guyana, Organic Cocoa Butter, Blue Mountain Coffee from Jamaica, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin. Appearance: colorful but not overly bright cacao pods decorate a small, thin white package; ingredients and info are on …

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*Fresco Chocolate Dominican Republic 72% Recipe 212

Bar: Dominican Republic 72% Recipe 212 Maker: Fresco Chocolate (Lynden, WA, USA) Price: $8/50g (Chocolopolis in Seattle, USA) Munch Factor: 2.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter. Appearance: hunter green-brown, squat rectangular packaging with swirly cacao pod logo & company name centered. Information on the cacao & processing choices are on the back. Thin gold aluminum …

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*Smooth Chocolator Tanzania 70%

Bar: Tanzania 70% Maker: Smooth Chocolator (Geelong, Australia) Price: $11/60g (The Chocolate Garage) Munch Factor: 7/10 Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter. Appearance: massive black packaging with brown paper bag-colored square in the center denoting origin, maker, and a few other details. A similar paper on the back tells you nutrition facts & a lot more about the …

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*Brasstown Chocolate Sea Salt 62%

Bar: Sea Salt 62% Maker: Brasstown Chocolate (Winston-Salem, NC, USA) Price: $10/60g (Direct From Maker) Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: Certified Organic Cacao Beans, Raw Sugar, Certified Organic Cocoa Butter, Chardonnay Oak Smoked Sea Salt. Appearance: deep blue rectangular packaging with the heavyhanded “BRASSTOWN” printed across the front and a blacked-out bottom underlining a boat in shadow. The …

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*Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé Kardamom 77%

Bar: Kardamom 77% Maker: Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé (Budapest, Hungary) Price: $14/70g (Summit & Spice in Anchorage, AK) Munch Factor: 4.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, cardamom. Appearance: square black & white packaging with illustrations that recall the Aztecs, including cacao pods & trees, gourds, and birds. This is covered by a paper that …

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*Wild Omen Chocolate Mesquite Raw

Bar: Mesquite Raw Maker: Wild Omen Chocolate (Taos, NM, USA) Price: $6.75/32g (Sugar Pill in Seattle, USA) Munch Factor: 2.5/10 Ingredients: Organic Stoneground Cacao, Cacao Butter, Wildcrafted Arizona Mezquite, Wildflower Honey, Utah Sea Salt. Appearance: about the size of a cell phone circa 2003, but with the old timey look of a bible written by hippies, this bar …

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*Cloudforest Chocolate Camino Verde 73%

Bar: Camino Verde Ecuador 73% Maker: Cloudforest Chocolate (Portland, OR, USA) Price: $6.75/35g (Sugar Pill in Seattle, USA) Munch Factor: 8/10 Ingredients: cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cacao butter. Appearance: small square white packaging with a real dried cacao tree leaf seen through a large hole cut into the center of the packaging. It’s quite lovely. The inner …

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*Chocolate Concierge Coco & Coco 65%

Bar: Coco & Coco 65% Maker: Chocolate Concierge (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Price: $–/80g (Gift From Friend) Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: cacao (Venezuela), sugar, cocoa butter, coconut flake, soy lecithin, vanilla (Madagascar) Appearance: a large square package, white with black geometric & sweeping patterns; the package is sealed by a single colored sticker denoting brand, bar, and weight. It’s …

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*Roasting Masters Esmeraldas 70%

Bar: Esmeraldas 70% Maker: The Roasting Masters (Seoul, South Korea) Price: $7.50/35g (Direct From Maker) Munch Factor: 3/10 Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, soy lecithin (0.5%). Appearance: first thing that catches your eye is the teal & pink squares that make up the bulk of the art deco-like packaging, then the shiny gold name, and finally …

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