Tag Archives: dark chocolate

UOMSWS Introduction to Wine Tasting Semester 1 2014

This is the slightly overdue write-up for the University of Melbourne Student Wine Society’s Introduction to Wine Tasting session held back in April. We ran two concurrent sessions with the same line-up of wines. One group was led stumbling down the … Continue reading

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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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Michel Cluizel Grand Noir 85%, France

$17/100g. From arguably the most famous French chocolatier,the Grand Noir 85% is, in my opinion, one of the more consumption-friendly dark chocolates on the market. Serious, yet easy to get. You can snap a couple of squares easily after dinner, … Continue reading

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Valrhona Ampamakia 2010 single-plantation, Madagascar

Not sure why someone in my dinner party would still be holding onto stock of the 2010 Ampamakia (time to shuffle them along perhaps?) as the current vintage is the 2012. But Valrhona is ceaselessly high-quality chocolate, and this block … Continue reading

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