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Simon Coll, Michel Cluizel, ChocoLate Organiko weekend splurge

A couple of chocolate bars while I was waiting for the sun to pop up and warm us up to the predicted 24°C which is unbelievably unlikely. The 50% Simon Coll is a good easy-to-consume dark chocolate from Barcelona, fairly … Continue reading

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Simon Coll Xocolaters Con Leche Milk Chocolate, Barcelona, Spain

$4.50/85g. A pretty straight forward milk chocolate bar, 32% cacao, from Spain. Clean attractive packaging, but the cubes look very plain with no unique pattern or emblem. Light aromatics of dark chocolate overladen with latte notes. Average melt factor which … Continue reading

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Pardas Xarel.lo 2009, Penedes, Spain

This is a lovely wine I purchased from Vila Viniteca, an amazing wine store in Barcelona that is stacked floor to ceiling with a wide range of Spanish wine. For anyone travelling through the capital of Catalonia, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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An introduction to Barcelona

After many years dreaming of the warm Spanish summers fueled by the imagination of Ernest Hemingway’s A Dangerous Summer, I finally landed in Barcelona which had rather luckily for me traded in its previous week of 36degC days for a … Continue reading

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