Review: Tibor Szántó – Venezuela Porcelana 70% (****)

The Creator Tibor Szántó is a Hungarian chocolate maker who started from a fine wine background. As a professional wine educator, Tibor visited Italy and discovered the art of chocolate making. When returning home, he was surprised no such chocolatiers existed in his home land. It soon became clear that chocolate making turned from interest…

Review: Ara Chocolat – Porcelana 70% (*****)

Ara Chocolat has been featured several times before on my site. They have a wonderful collection of origin bars, most of them I tried so far. The French chocolate maker is set apart by its own vision on how good chocolate should taste. I was intrigued to see they had created a Porcelana bar! Their…

Review: Original Beans Piura Porcelana 75% (****)

Finally I got back to doing a little review. Well, the bar I’m presenting today may seem little, but not the review! Hilde Devolder slipped this mini bar from Original Beans in my last Purchase. She seems very curious about my reaction to this specific bar. The mini bar is part of a collection Original…

Review: Valrhona – El Pedregal Millésime 2012 – 64% (***)

There is fine chocolate made out of quality cacao beans. There is Single Origin chocolate, made of cacao grown in specific countries and then you have Single Estate chocolate, made of beans grown on a specific plantations. Valrhona’s El Pedegral is such a single estate grand cru. Even more, it’s a chocolate made with the…