Review: Cédric De Taeye – Madagascar 74% (****1/2)

The Creator: There used to be a lot of darkness in the world of Belgian craft chocolate. But then, suddenly, little lights popped up. And the pace at which new stars pop up is staggering. Today I present you a new name on this website. Cédric De Taeye – Torréfacteur chocolatier. I met Cédric De…

Review: Feitoria Do Cacao – Jamaica Blue Mountain 76% (***1/2)

The Creator: I’ve reviewed quiet some bars since the day I’ve started this website. Yet today we have a bar which represents three first times. A Portuguese bean-to-bar chocolate, a European all lady chocolate company and cocoa grown in Jamaica. Where do I even start? Thanks to the wonderful mission of my friends at bean2bar2you.be…

Review: Zart Pralinen – San Juan Estate Trinidad 78% (****)

The Creator When you start following the bean to bar movement around the world, you notice it is expanding rapidly. And chocolate makers pop up from the most unexpected places. Today I present to you Zart Pralinen, an Austrian based bean to bar producer. That’s right. Austria. The country next to Switzerland. Known for it’s…

Review: Marou – Heart of Darkness Vietnam 85% (*****)

The Creator Marou is one of the brands who surprised me big time when I first learned about fine chocolate. During a tasting session, their Ben Tré bar really stood up amidst many other nice chocolates, due to it’s distinct and unique flavors. The company has come far over the recent years. Vincent Mourou and…

Review: Erithaj – Hàm Luông Vietnam 80 % (**1/2)

The Creator Vietnam. Today more than ever, the name of this country is linked to fine chocolate. During the 19th century, cocoa was introduced on the fertile soils embraced by a climate loved by the cocoa tree. Only as recent as the beginning of this century, the chocolate producing world turned it’s head to this…

Review: Chocolate Makers – Tres Hombres 75% (***1/2)

So long, Oh Summer, thou enemy of all things chocolate. Now the tropical temperatures have subdued, it is time to welcome autumn. High season for good chocolate. Shops proudly show their new collections, chocolate can be transported without the risk of melting and chocolate events pop up all over the globe. From the Northwest Chocolate…

Review: Hummingbird Chocolate – Bo-nib-ia 70% (****1/5)

As a first review of 2015 I just had to start with something good. Somehow and for whatever silly reason it might have been, it seems I have overlooked a small yellow bar in my secret fine chocolate stash. As I was sweeping through my collection today, it caught my eye and there was little…

Preview: Marou – Dắk Lắk 70% (*****)

During the last edition of the Origin Chocolate event I had the enormous privilege of tasting the brand new bar created by Marou. It was so new they didn’t even have artwork for a new wrapper yet. Samuel Maruta offered me a bar of this new origin as a sample for my blog. I simply…