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Craft Chocolate Review Azzan 70% Vietnam Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review Cocoa Republic 65% with Blue Mountain Coffee Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review Fresco Chocolate 72% Dominican Republic Recipe 212 Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review Smooth Chocolator 70% Tanzania Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review cloudforest 70% Camino Verde Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review Roasting Masters 70% Front of Bar Packaging

*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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Craft Chocolate Review Sun Eaters 80% Front of Bar Packaging

*Sun Eaters Organics 80% Dark

Bar: 80% Dark Maker: Sun Eaters Organics (Maracas Valley, Trinidad) Price: $9/45g (LUVCACAO) Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: Trinitario Cacao Beans, Demerara Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter . Appearance: dark blue horizontal-oriented packaging with a valley on a colorful gradient in the background, slowly getting lighter towards the top. I assume this is the Maracas Valley, where they’re located. They mention the …

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Craft Chocolate Review Akesson Brazil 75% With Coffee Front of Bar Packaging

*Akesson Brazil with Coffee Nibs 75%

Bar: Brazil with Coffee Nibs 75% Maker: Akesson Chocolate (London, England) Price: $11/60g (Direct From Maker) Munch Factor: 3/10 Ingredients: cocoa, cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, coffee nibs (5%), emulsifier (GMO-free soya lecithin). Appearance: the brightly-colored square packaging of Akesson’s bars has become a sort of trade mark of the brand, this vibrant yellow-green providing stark contrast to the …

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Craft Chocolate Review A Morin Nicalizo Nicaragua 70% Front of Bar Packaging

*A. Morin Chocolate Nicalizo 70%

Bar: Nicalizo 70% Maker: A. Morin Chocolate (Donzère, France) Price: $15/100g (Andiamo Chocolate & Coffee) Munch Factor: 8/10 Ingredients: cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin. Appearance: paper packaging with a white top & red bottoms, plus a few award stickers at the bottom. It looks nice, but doesn’t particularly jump out at me. The bar itself is …

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Craft Chocolate Review Benn's Malaysia 72% with Nibs Front of Bar Packaging

*Benn’s Chocolate Malaysia 72% w/ Nibs

Bar: Malaysia 72% w/ Nibs Maker: Benn’s Chocolate (Selangor, Malaysia) Price: $—/65g (Gift in Chocolate Swap) Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: cacao nibs, cane sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin [E322], cacao nibs. Appearance: lovely square packaging, quite eye-catching with its shiny print, but the holographic letters are hard to read. The bar itself is also rather …

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