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Dark milk chocolate

*Harper Macaw Fall Spice (Dark Milk)

Bar: Fall Spice Dark Milk (Brazil) Maker: Harper Macaw (Washington, D.C., USA) Price: ~$12.25/70g (The Chocolate House in Washington, D.C., USA) Munch Factor: 4/10 Ingredients: cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, nonfat milk, organic pumpkin [organic pumpkin, organic maltodextrin], cassia cinnamon, elephant ginger, pemba cloves, stone nutmeg. Appearance: beautiful teal and burnt orange color scheme, pleasing the eye …

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*Chocolarder Chuno 55% (Dark Milk)

Bar: Chuno 55% (Nicaragua) Maker: Chocolarder Chocolate (Ponsanooth, England, UK) Price: ~$6.50/65g (gift from a friend) Munch Factor: 7.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Unrefined Raw Sugar, Whole Milk Powder. Appearance: beautiful packaging with the logo along the top & different colors for each different origin. It’s very attractive and classy, while the mold of the chocolate echoes the elegant outside, with …

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*Map Chocolate Nightswimming (Belize)

Bar: Nightswimming (Belize) Maker: Map Chocolate (Eugene, OR, USA) Price: ~$10/70g (Cacao Review online shop) Munch Factor: 2/10 Ingredients: organic belize cacao, organic cocoa butter, organic fair trade cane sugar, organic whole milk. Appearance: Mackenzie, the amazing woman behind Map Chocolate, has a strong penchant for design and her bars show it. Even down to the names …

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*Chocolarder Wild Gorse Flower 50%

Bar: Wild Gorse Flower (Nicaragua) Maker: Chocolarder Chocolate (Ponsanooth, England, UK) Price: ~$6.50/65g (gift from a friend) Munch Factor: 8.5/10 Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Unrefined Raw Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Gorse Flowers. Appearance: the packaging is attractive with its simple brown paper wrapping and the sticker identifying origin & a host of other variables regarding …

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*Omnom Milk of Nicaragua 50%

Bar: Milk of Nicaragua 50% Maker: OmNom Chocolate (Reykjavik, Iceland) Price: $8/60g (Cacao Review online shop) Munch Factor: 8/10 Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Raw Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Icelandic Milk Powder, and Sunflower Lecithin (E322). Appearance: parrots eye you from both sides of the bar while a wolf watches in the middle. A moderately light …

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Tasting Exclusive Chocolate: Cacao Review Collection #1

Practice what you preach. Hammered into my head as a kid, this advice had lead to me making many questionable choices in the name of fine chocolate. Just last month I spent $20 on a cheap hostel for the weekend, and then a few hundred dollars on fine chocolate around Seoul. It was all in …

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*Chocolate Tree Madagascar Milk 50%

Bar: Madagascar Milk 50% Maker: Chocolate Tree (Edinburgh, Scotland) Price: $7/80g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 6.5/10 Munch Factor: 7/10 Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Milk Powder, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter. Appearance: a beautiful flower and leaf-emblazoned mold with different heights on each square, though I have seen this mold eslsewhere; color is  a …

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*French Broad Chocolate Malted Milk 44%

Bar: Malted Milk 44% Maker: French Broad Chocolate (Asheville, North Carolina, USA) Price: $9/60g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 8/10 Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk, Malted Barley Flour (Milled by Carolina Ground LC3), Organic Butter (Milk) Appearance: Beautiful temper and unsurprisingly light brown color; personalized mold with the French Broad brand name …

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*Pump Street Bakery Rye Crumb, Milk & Salt 60%

Bar: Rye Crumb, Milk & Salt 60% Maker: Pump Street Bakery (Suffolk, England, UK) Price: $14.50/70g (Southern Season) Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Munch Factor: 9/10 Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Bread Crumbs (Wheat & Rye Flour, Natural Sourdough Starter, Sea Salt), Organic Cocoa Butter, Milk Powder & Sea Salt. Appearance: Though it was badly broken in transport, the texture is visible, and …

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Home Chocolate Making: Milk Powder Experimentation

On a whim, my first attempt at chocolate making occurred in three rounds, and its purpose was to figure out which milk powder I like best in my milk chocolate. These are the results, as well as the ratios if you choose to follow along at home. Building a Recipe For Chocolate Once I obtained …

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