Origin Chocolate Event 2014 – Amsterdam Holland

On saturday 25th of October, this years edition of the Origin Chocolate Event was held at the Tropical Institute in the heart of Amsterdam. It is The Event about chocolate close to me, gathering countless chocolate makers with a deep passion for their product and us, the audience wanting to learn more about the chocolate…

Cheating on my chocolate… with coffee!

Oh boy. Last few days have been tropical over here in Belgium. Temperatures raising close to 30° C ( 86°F). Close enough to nearly melt chocolate. So tasting/reviewing some bars is a bit out of the question, unfortunately. So what to try instead? Coffee! For a while now I’ve been tempted to try quality coffee,…

Review: French Broad Chocolates – Tumbes Perú 70% (****1/2)

What is to tell. American Craft chocolate made by French Broad Chocolates… Now gimme gimme gimme! Oh, I’ll hold my horses for a moment and push aside my love for the US chocolate scene and put on a more objective suit. French Broad still creates its products in North Carolina. Search my other review on…

Where to get it: Cococlectic Bean-To-Bar Club

Fine chocolate. When you surf the net, the number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers grows steadily. Yet it is still pretty difficult to get the good stuff when you crave for it. You can’t exactly get it in you supermarket behind the corner. When you are lucky, you live near one of these wonderful little companies,…

Review: Fruition Chocolate – Signature Dark Chocolate 66% (*****)

The chocolate circle. I’ve written about it before. Somehow the origin/artisan chocolate world is filled with people who are so thrilled by the wonderful products they make or discover, they want to share this knowledge with as many people who will appreciate it! A while ago, I was contacted by Adrienne from the United States….

Origin Chocolate Event 2013 – Amsterdam

Wednesday the 23th of October was D-day… The day to discover some more fine Origin chocolates. Even a trip of over 2 hours wouldn’t keep me away from this great event. The promise of so many producers, connoisseurs and enthusiasts together was too good to let it pass by. The Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam…

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Chocolate

The taste… it surprises me, it keeps changing, it keeps on lingering… From the very first moment I tried some pieces of “Fine Chocolate”, I was hooked. Big time! I’ve always been a fan of chocolate and being from Belgium I always believed what I found in the stores here represented good quality, but some…