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…

Review: Hummingbird Chocolate – Bo-nib-ia 70% (****1/5)

As a first review of 2015 I just had to start with something good. Somehow and for whatever silly reason it might have been, it seems I have overlooked a small yellow bar in my secret fine chocolate stash. As I was sweeping through my collection today, it caught my eye and there was little…

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…

Review: Hummingbird – Hispaniola Dominican Republic 70% (****1/2)

Even National and European elections in Belgium won’t keep me away from things that really matter and actually bring people together, despite difference in nationality. Single Origin Chocolate! Time for another review! Today we visit Canada once more. My bag of treats from over the pond isn’t empty yet. Not by far! Hummingbird states on…

Review: Rogue Chocolatier – Rio Caribe 70% (***1/2)

Another grey and dull sunday morning. After several days of sunny weather, my mood needs to be lifted up. What better way than to check this bar by Roque Chocolatier I received from a fellow chocolate enthusiast?   Rogue is a small-batch artisan chocolate maker from Three Rivers, Massachusetts – USA. If you are into…

Review: Chocolate Naive – Trinidad and Tobago 70% (***1/2)

Lithuania. No there is another country I wouldn’t have linked to chocolate some years ago. How little did I know back then. Today I know bean-to-bar chocolate producers are popping up everywhere. In center point of this movement seems to be the USA and UK, but in nearly every country there are chocolatiers stepping up…