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…

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: Akesson’s Madagascar 75% Criollo Cocoa (****)

Two little words on a box of chocolate can make my heart skip a beat… Madagascar and Akesson’s. For one, the Madagascar region provides several chocolate makers with the beans to create wonderful, fruitful chocolate. And secondly, Akesson’s took me by surprise with their Bali bar, which brought me one of the most exotic tasting…

Review: Menakao 72% + Pralus République Dominicaine 75%

A double review on my first Single Origin Chocolates… Menakao – 72% (****) Bean: not noted Origin: Sambirano region – Madagascar Production: Chocolaterie Cinagra SA – Madagascar Price paid: 4,90/75g Aroma: lots of cacao and touches of fruit The small pieces are lighter brown than expected and a little coarse in the mouth. Almost instantly…