Review: Benns Chocolate – India Anaimalai 72% (****)

The Creator: Benns Chocolate is a brand I discovered during the Chocoa Event in Amsterdam earlier this year. Their booth seems very similar to all the others, but what they had on display is where they made a difference. Even after a full day of sampling chocolate and having a tired palate, their chocolate twinkled…

Review: Cédric De Taeye – Venezuela Ocumare 76% – 2016 Harvest (****)

  Cédric De Taeye was featured on this site before with his wonderful Madagascar bar. Based in Ellezelles – Belgium, Cédric creates a very interesting array of origin chocolates, both in milk or dark versions. He is passionate about flavors and is always keen on showing you the amazing notes real chocolate can bring. With…

Review: Cédric De Taeye – Madagascar 74% (****1/2)

The Creator: There used to be a lot of darkness in the world of Belgian craft chocolate. But then, suddenly, little lights popped up. And the pace at which new stars pop up is staggering. Today I present you a new name on this website. Cédric De Taeye – Torréfacteur chocolatier. I met Cédric De…

Review: Feitoria Do Cacao – Jamaica Blue Mountain 76% (***1/2)

The Creator: I’ve reviewed quiet some bars since the day I’ve started this website. Yet today we have a bar which represents three first times. A Portuguese bean-to-bar chocolate, a European all lady chocolate company and cocoa grown in Jamaica. Where do I even start? Thanks to the wonderful mission of my friends at bean2bar2you.be…

Review: Zart Pralinen – San Juan Estate Trinidad 78% (****)

The Creator When you start following the bean to bar movement around the world, you notice it is expanding rapidly. And chocolate makers pop up from the most unexpected places. Today I present to you Zart Pralinen, an Austrian based bean to bar producer. That’s right. Austria. The country next to Switzerland. Known for it’s…

Review: Erithaj – Hàm Luông Vietnam 80 % (**1/2)

The Creator Vietnam. Today more than ever, the name of this country is linked to fine chocolate. During the 19th century, cocoa was introduced on the fertile soils embraced by a climate loved by the cocoa tree. Only as recent as the beginning of this century, the chocolate producing world turned it’s head to this…

Review: Chocolate Makers – Tres Hombres 75% (***1/2)

So long, Oh Summer, thou enemy of all things chocolate. Now the tropical temperatures have subdued, it is time to welcome autumn. High season for good chocolate. Shops proudly show their new collections, chocolate can be transported without the risk of melting and chocolate events pop up all over the globe. From the Northwest Chocolate…

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…