Review: Marou – Mekong Kumquat – Tien Giang – 68% (****1/2)

The Creator: As the tropical temperatures finally subdued in Europe, I reach to my chocolate stash to see how it survived. Despite temperatures reaching 38°C (100,4°F) outside and 28° (82,4°F) inside, it seems to have survived. Phew… Let’s see what I have laying around, to sooth my appetite for great chocolate after a perios of…

Tasting: Introduction to bean to bar chocolate

On saturday the 19th of November, I had the honour of organising a tasting for a friends club. 15 people attended my introduction to bean to bar chocolate. As always, quiet a few people were surprised by the chocolate itself and wondered why they hadn’t heared about this type of chocolate before. The line up…

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…

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…

Origin Chocolate Event 2014 – Amsterdam Holland

On saturday 25th of October, this years edition of the Origin Chocolate Event was held at the Tropical Institute in the heart of Amsterdam. It is The Event about chocolate close to me, gathering countless chocolate makers with a deep passion for their product and us, the audience wanting to learn more about the chocolate…

Review: Marou – Bên Tre 78% (****)

A rainy, dull sunday morning. The kind of day you wish you could be wandering on a sunny beach somewhere on a tropical island. Anyway, that is not going to happen today, so why not review a bar of chocolate. I know I still have some in the cupboard! To be honest, I already had…