Review: Mike&Becky – Peru Marañón 70 % (*****)

The Creator: I have many bars in my stock that await being reviewed. But the one I have on the table here I anticipated the most. Mike&Becky gave me several bars at the end of January, yet they just had been manufactured. Clearly the bars needed to mature for a couple of weeks to obtain…

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: 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…

Review: The Chocolate Tree – Peru 80% (***1/2)

Would you like some samples of our Scottish bean-to-bar made chocolate? Some days you receive wonderful questions by mail. The Chocolate Tree is obviously a proud artisan chocolate maker and rightfully so. As I said before, I can only have the deepest respect for people willing to venture in the world of high quality cacao…

Review: Chocolate Naive – Peru Pure Nacional 78% (****)

No. You don’t need to worry! You are not seeing double, this is just the second part of a double review about the first two samples of Chocolate Naive’s dark origin bars I received. You’ll find more info on Naive in my post about their Trinidad and Tobago bar just below. Well refresh your memory…

Review: Pacari Raw 85% (***1/2)

Pacari. If there is one name omni-present in the fair trade – organic – origin chocolate, it is Pacari. This Ecuadorian chocolate company has an own vision on the production of quality chocolate with fair trade, organic cacao. And they put a lot of effort in sustainability and social growth af their cacao producers. With…