Review: Benoit Nihant – Madagascar 72% (***1/2)

Finally. FINALLY. I can’t stress it enough. Finally I’ve found a true bean-to-bar producer in Belgium. In the so-called land of chocolate. One of two BTB producers. Ok, i’ll let it go now, but I’m still appalled by the idea we still see ourselves as THE chocolate country. Benoit Nihant who has his workshop in…

Review: Geert Vercruysse Chocolates (*****)

My faith in Belgian chocolate has been restored. And how… Quiet a while ago, I realised I’ve been told a big lie all my life. Belgian bulk chocolate may be better than average when compared to other foreign bulk producers, but it is meaningless when compared to the kind of product so many great artisan…

Review: Café-Tasse Extra Noir 77% (**)

Since a while I’ve been in search of a decent Belgian chocolate and once more I found one I just wanted to try for myself, in hope to find something remarkable. Café-Tasse produces a line of chocolates with added ingredients like coffee, tea, spices and fruits, but I aim for the pure chocolates. There isn’t…

Where to get it? – Choqoa.com

Fine chocolate, Single Origin, Single Plantation, … it all sounds so nice and appealing, but where do you get it?  Not in abundance in your local supermarket or shop around the corner, that’s for sure. Heck, screening the world-wide web, I noticed there aren’t even that many places around Belgium where you find it. In…