Review: Republica Del Cacao – Ecuador Manabi Province 75% (***)

The Creator: Summer in Belgium. Temperatures drop below 20°C. While this is bad news for people enjoying their hollidays, it means I can finally pull out some chocolate bars from my stock again. Time for some reviews! Today a bar made by Republica Del Cacao. A company based in Ecuador, dedicated to set quality bars…

Villakuyaya – 80% Cacao Arriba Pink Salt (***)

The creator Villakuyaya is a new company in the chocolate world and part of the wave of Ecuadorian companies set to conquer the world by local made products. This chocolate maker focuses in the Arriba cocoa – the fino di aroma variety native to Ecuador. It has specific floral aromas if treated right and behaves…

Review: Republica Del Cacao – Provincia El Oro 67% (****)

Knowing people that know people is worth a lot! Every now and then I receive a surprise delivery of Republica Del Cacao bars. These bars aren’t easy to get my hands on in my part of the woods, so I’m very grateful they appear every now and then through people that travel to South America….

Review: Ara Chocolat – Équateur 75% (***1/2)

After a long period of silence on this blog, I finally found the time to go back to origin chocolate. Colds and bussiness trips kept me busy, but it is hard to resist the call of quality bars! Ara Chocolat, who very recently provided me with two new and exciting bars, are based near Paris…

Review: Republica Del Cacao – Comunidad Vinces 75% (***)

The good thing about inspiring people with fine chocolate, is that they can surprise you in unexpected ways. A lady who attended one of my tastings is active in the import/export business and when she went on a trip to South America recently, she brought back some fine chocolate she decided to share with me….

Review: Soma Chocolate – Camino Verde 80% (****)

Canada. Yep, we are in Canada today. A country I used to relate to chocolate the same way I related Belgium to bobsleighing. Virtually not existing. Oh, little did I know before my eyes were opened to fine chocolate. And behold, nowadays even Belgium has an olympic bobsleigh team, for that matter. So without any…