Review ratings

So I see you put stars everywhere, that’s really nice and all, but what do they really mean? (*****) – Simply devine chocolate. The best of the best! A rare find. (****) – A perfect bar! Remarkable tastes and textures. Truely a fine chocolate! (***) – a really interesting bar. Well worth the try, though…

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: 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…

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….

Chocolate in Seville, Spain

The second weekend of November, my wife and I had the chance to visit Seville with a two befriended couples. As it was a pure citytrip, we mainly went to check out the atmosphere is this wonderful city in southern Spain. But I can never go somewhere without looking for chocolate. Just the idea of…

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…

Review: Legast – Piura Pérou 70% – 2016 Harvest (*****)

The Creator: Thibaut Legast is one of the rising stars if the Belgian bean-to-bar chocolate scene. His work didn’t go unnoticed by Pierre Marcolini as he wrote his book on Belgian Chocolate – bean-to-bar generation. After a former less succesful first adventure in making chocolate from the bean, Thibaut was invited to Colombia to discover…