Review: Coup De Chocolat – Jerome 85% (***1/2)

The Creator: Coup De Chocolat Is the cocoa love child (*) of two Belgian chocolate enthusiasts. Tom Geens and Isabelle Quireynen run their small chocolate factory (12m²) in the center of Antwerp. They won th hearts of a lot of people with their Gusta – Peru bar, myself including. The bar was a little rough…

Review: Sadé Chocolat – Arauca Colombia 85% (*** 1/2)

The Creator: Swiss chocolate. Nearly everyone in the street will immediately tell you those words reminds them of milk chocolate, triangular chocolate pieces in a box displaying mountains or even worse… purple cows. Oh how little people know about real chocolate. Luckily there is more than meets the eye. Switzerland, just like Belgium, has always…

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: Chocolate Naive – Madagascar 85% (***1/2)

After an annoying two-week cold including a blocked nose, things finally cleared up so I can enjoy craft chocolate to the fullest again. About time, because I have a massive amount of bars waiting to be reviewed. Today we return to my favorite origin. Madagascar. Naive provided me with this gorgeous looking 85% bar, made…

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…

Review: Green&Black’s – Dark 85% (**)

A while ago, TV-chef Jamie Oliver made a chocolate ganache, as part of a 30 minute meal. He warned the audience not to use the standard bulk chocolate, but a nice one instead. He used a bar with distinct imprint but I couldn’t figure out which brand is was. But it got me intrigued. A…

Review: Lindt 85%

In this time of the year, we Belgians get smothered in Easter chocolate. Yet even the dark variety is just sweet as hell. When you turn back to the “real” chocolate as I discovered it lately, it’s just like a breath of fresh air in a damped room. Makes me really appreciate the true tastes…

Review: Galler – Noir 85% Profond

Galler – Noir 85% (**) Bean: not noted Origin: not noted Production: Galler SA – Belgium Price paid: € 1,69/100g Many popular Belgian Chocolatiers seem to expand their product lines with high cacao percentage products and give them the look and feel of high quality products, meant for the serious chocolate lover. But do they…