Review: Definite Chocolate – Dominican Republic – Öko Caribe 80% (*****)

The Creator: Finding a chocolate brand you haven’t heared of before is always exciting. Especially if they offer bars from an origin like Dominican Republic. Next to my first love, the Madagascan origin, I have become very fond of Caribbean cocoa, as they often offer lush tropical, warm flavors. Doing a little research about Definite,…

Review: Kilian&Close – Dom. Republik – 66% (****1/2)

The Creator: Today we take a plunge in the European chocolate scene. Many nations have been represented on this site so far, yet Germany hasn’t been featured too often. Though chocolate is a big thing in the land of premium cars and large beers, it is not the country most people will think about when…

Review: Nearynógs – Dominican Republic Hispaniola 72% (****)

The Creator: Northern Ireland, a name inspiring thoughts of wild rocky coast, lush green pastures and grey, rainy skies. Yet it is also home to a bean-to-bar chocolate maker! Nearynógs. Started in 2011 as a way to fun a charity trip to the slums of New Dehli – India, the company quickly expanded and started…

Review: Cacao Prieto – Dominican Cacao 72% (***)

The Creator: Many bean to bar chocolate makers have passed on this site by now. They all source fine cocoa and turn the beans into exciting and wonderful chocolate bars, or at least try to. But some people go even beyond this. They venture deeper into the cocoa world and take charge of the entire…

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: Dead Dog Chocolate – Mexican 65% (**1/2)

Because to much of our delicious treats would kill our beloved dog Scout. Hence the explanation why Dead Dog Chocolate is the name of the company of Damaris and Katelyn. Heavily influenced by the authentic way of Mexican chocolate making, they are based in Denver, Colorado USA and are part of the blooming American bean-to-bar…

Review: Hummingbird – Hispaniola Dominican Republic 70% (****1/2)

Even National and European elections in Belgium won’t keep me away from things that really matter and actually bring people together, despite difference in nationality. Single Origin Chocolate! Time for another review! Today we visit Canada once more. My bag of treats from over the pond isn’t empty yet. Not by far! Hummingbird states on…

Review: Dick Taylor – 74% Dominican Republic (*****)

Chocolate… it’s a funny thing. Almost everybody loves it, almost everybody eats it, everybody has heard of it, but so few people really know the real deal. Look at me, I’m in my mid-thirties and I’m just getting to know true chocolate. But hey, this keeps life interesting, doesn’t it? Last week I was commissioning…

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My voyage through the wonderful world of fine chocolate happens most of the time on the World Wide Web! It’s amazing how many passionate people are out there trying to inform whoever is interested about the wonderful chocolates out there. On Facebook, you’ll find nearly every small batch single origin chocolate makers and they are…