Review: Ara Chocolat – Guasare 72% – 48 h & 72 h fermentation

The Creator: Making chocolate is an art. Artisan small batch chocolate makers create the lucious dark bars we all love so much from scratch. They start with roasting cocoa beans, crack them into nibs and winnow the lose shell. Next, the nibs are ground them into a cocoa mass. Finally, by conching this mass, the…

Review: Ara Chocolat – Porcelana 70% (*****)

Ara Chocolat has been featured several times before on my site. They have a wonderful collection of origin bars, most of them I tried so far. The French chocolate maker is set apart by its own vision on how good chocolate should taste. I was intrigued to see they had created a Porcelana bar! Their…

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: Ara Chocolat – Chiapas 72% (***1/2)

Reviewing different products made by one chocolate manufacturer is always interesting. Because some of them create distinct flavor profiles, where others tend to surprise you with every different origin. And today we sample an origin I haven’t tried before. Chiapas is a region in Mexico. This coastal area borders Guatemala and hide centuries of cacao…

Review: Ara Chocolat – Madagascar 75% (****)

After travelling all over the world with the bars I reviewed so far, I come back to familiar terrain today. In front of me lays a small dark single origin bar stating Madagascar. My favorite origin! I simply adore wonderful fruity chocolate. But the brand is little known to me. Ara Chocolat. Based in the…