Review: Definite Chocolate – Dominican Republic – Öko Caribe 80% (*****)

The Creator: Finding a chocolate brand you haven’t heared of before is always exciting. Especially if they offer bars from an origin like Dominican Republic. Next to my first love, the Madagascan origin, I have become very fond of Caribbean cocoa, as they often offer lush tropical, warm flavors. Doing a little research about Definite,…

Review: Van Dender – Venezuela Milk 44% & Vietnam 80% (**)

The Creator: Herman Van Dender is a well established name in the Belgian pastry and chocolate world. Herman took over his dad’s chocolate atelier in 1988 and has done numerous internships and specific trainings all over the world. By now, Vandender is a official supplier to the Belgium Royal Court and is one of the…

Review: Mike&Becky – Fruity Kerala – 70% (****)

The Creator: It is a difficult time for everybody. Our world is in a deep crisis. It is hard for people to get together, everybody is constantly on high alert about their health and traveling is nearly impossible as Covid keeps causing havoc around the globe. Luckily we can still turn to things that make…

Review: Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé – Mexico – 73% (*****)

The Creator: Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé – it’s a bit of a tongue twister during my tastings, yet always a favorite amongst the participants. This Hungarian chocolate maker is very recognizable in the chocolate world. You’ll spot them immediately in stores due to their unique style. More than once I’m asked if I really am about to…

Review: Chocolate Tree – Maya Mountain, Belize 75% (*****)

The Creator: Finally some time at hands, I admired my kingdom. I rose from my throne and commanded: bring me a fine chocolate! My cat lifted its head with an annoyed expression, yawned and went back to sleep. So I had to walk to the cupboard myself to see what treasures remained to be discovered….

Review: Mi Joya – Cameroon 72% (****)

The Creator: Ah, autumn. The days are getting shorter, leaves and temperatures start dropping. Time to meet up with my old pall chocolate. It has been some time since I last had a chance to sit down to do a proper tasting. Opening my storage box I’m welcomed by amazing smells, exciting end yet so…

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: Kilian&Close – Dom. Republik – 66% (****1/2)

The Creator: Today we take a plunge in the European chocolate scene. Many nations have been represented on this site so far, yet Germany hasn’t been featured too often. Though chocolate is a big thing in the land of premium cars and large beers, it is not the country most people will think about when…

Review: Amazing Cacao – Dark chocolate 70% Buckwheat Maca (*****)

The Creator: I’m a chocolate purist. No need to hide it. I fell in love with the amazing flavors quality cocoa and chocolate can offer to those who take the time to discover them. But the chocolate market seems to be booming with flavored chocolates and bars with inclusions. I’ve tried many, from different chocolate…