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Brand       Variety        Beans        Origin        Cacao % Aroma           Appearance Texture            Flavor
                                                                                                            Sun-kissed orchard of
                                                                                                            berries, apricots,
                                                                                                            peaches and plums.
Amano       Ocumare    Criollo          Venezuela          70                 glossy         very smooth    Very long finish.
                       Criollo,                                                                             orange. Very long
Amano       Madagascar Trinitario       Madagascar         70                                very smooth    finish.
                                        Ecuador,
                                        Brazil,                                              crunchy from
                                        Cameroon,                                            the raw sugar
            Chocolate                   Ivory Coast                                          and cacao
Blanxart    Negro                       and Guinea         65                                nibs          rustic
                                                              almost non-
Callebaut   strong 70-30                blend              70 existent                                       Buttery. Very flat.
                           Forastero                                                                         sweet dairy, sharp,
Chocovic    Guaranda       arriba     Ecuador              71 smoky/musky     a little red   soft            mellow
                                      Grenada,                                               crisp, slightly soil, raisin, cedar,
Chocovic    Ocumare        Trinitario Venezuela            71 mint/bushy                     crumbly         honey, dry

Dagoba      New Moon                    blend              74 very strong                    crisp, smooth Raisins, astringent
                                                                                                           soil, olive, bitter wood,
            Apurimac                                          bamboo/burnt,                                straw, sweet, milk. Too
Domori      (Cru)                       Peru               70 soil                                         much soil/bitter
                                                                                                           Very fruity. Plum,
                                                              spicy-                                       apricot, peppercorn,
            Rio Caribe                                        nutmeg/cinnam                                mellow (coffee?), milky,
Domori      Superior                    Venezuela          70 on, cumin                                    sweet, spicy
            Caraneo
            Superior                                                                         thick, milky   mocha, nut, raisin, dirt,
Domori      (Cru)          Trinitario   Venezuela          70                                melt           sweet
Brand            Variety       Beans      Origin           Cacao % Aroma             Appearance Texture           Flavor
                                                                                                                  Acidic finish. Guittard
                                                                                                                  tends to taste a little
                                                                                                                  minty at first. The flavor
                                                                                                                  only comes out when
                             Criollo,                                                              nice snap,     the chocolate is almost
E. Guittard      Sur de Lago Trinitario   Venezuela                 65 soil?                       creamy         all melted.
                                                                                                   slightly
                                                                                                   crumbly and
El Rey           Gran Saman Criollo       Venezuela                 70 very strong                 gritty         Raisins
Endangered       Supreme
Speicies         Dark                                               72                             crumbly, gritty malty, too sweet

                                          Sur del Lago,
                 Maracaibo                Maracaibo,
Felchlin         Clasificado   Criollo    Venezuela                 65 smoky                                    a little cheesy?
                                                                                                   smooth, even
Green & Black's Dark                                                70                             melt         black tea, raisin finish
                                                           30 (as
                                                           cocoa
                                                           butter                    flecks of     smooth, even Vanilla. Very nice, not
Green & Black's White                                      only)                     vanilla seeds melt         too sweet
                                                                                                                Not bitter, but lacks
Hachez                                    Ecuador                   77 dried twigs                 very smooth punch
                                          blended from
                                          several
                                          places,
                                          including
                                          Ghana and
                                          possibly Ivory                                                          Caramel, coffee. Flavor
Jacques Torres house blend Trinitario     Coast                     60                             crisp, thick   comes in the end.
                                                                                                   slighly
                                                                                                   crumbly,
                                                                                                   melts          very acidic, raisin, fruity,
Michel Cluizel   Tamarina                 Sao Tome                       strong                    unevenly       orange
Brand            Variety         Beans    Origin      Cacao % Aroma        Appearance Texture           Flavor
                                                                                      slighly
                                                                                      crumbly,
                 Santo                    Santo                                       melts             green olives, raisins,
Michel Cluizel   Domingo                  Domingo           67 medium                 unevenly          acidic finish
                                                                                      slighly
                                                                                      crumbly,
                                                                                      melts
Michel Cluizel   Concepcion               Venezuela         66 milky                  unevenly          milky, acidic finish

Michel Cluizel   Noir Infini                                99                                          fermented red fruit
                                                                                                        Caramel. Not too
Michel Cluizel   Grand Lait               blend             45                                          sweet.

New Tree         Pleasure                                   73                                          black tea and oranges?
Patrick Roger    Caribbean                Caribbean   66?                  very glossy   very smooth    red apples


                                                                                                        Spicy, bitter, brush.
                                                                                                        Very long finish. Pralus'
                                                                                                        chocolate tends to taste
                                                               red wood?                 Smooth, good mushroomy. This is one
Pralus           Tanzania        Forastero Tanzania         75 Burnt       very glossy   snap           of his more mild flavors.
                                                                                                        Milky, menthol finish.
Pralus                                                      100                                         Very refreshing.
                                                                                                        Peanut, malty, coffee.
Santander                                 Colombia          65                           hard, shatters Didn't like.
                                                                                                        Addictive in a bad way;
                                                                                                        you expect the flavor to
                                                                                                        come, but it only kicks in
                                                                                                        the end. Assam (black
Sirius                     70%                              70                           dry, crumbly tea) finish?
Brand       Variety        Beans        Origin       Cacao % Aroma          Appearance Texture        Flavor

                                                                                                      Liquorice, tannic (red
                                                                                                      wine), tobacco, smoky,
Scharffen                                                                              very crisp and very acidic finish. Too
Berger      Bittersweet    blend        blend             70                           smooth         harsh on its own.
                                                                                                      Very caramelly with a
Scharffen                                                                              very crisp and tannic and fermented
Berger      Milk           blend        blend             41                           smooth         finish. Not too sweet.
                                                                                       crisp, very
                                                                                       smooth and
Valrhona    Pur Cairibe    Trinitario   Caribbean         66                glossy     even melt      sweet, long finish
                                                                                       crisp, very
                           Criollo,     South                                          smooth and woodsy, cherry, soil,
Valrhona    Guanaja        Trinitario   America           70                glossy     even melt      raisin
                                                                                                      Clove, sumac, cumin.
                                                                                                      Finish is in the back of
                                                                                                      the throat. Makes you
                                                                                                      feel tingly. Flavor goes
                                                                                                      from sweet to bitter to
                                                             burnt,                                   drying. Too spicy and
Valrhona    Le Noir Amer                blend             71 minty/herbal                             harsh.
                                                                                       crisp, very
                           Criollo,                                                    smooth and
Valrhona    Manjari        Trinitario   Madagascar        64                glossy     even melt      raspberry?, apples?
Place of
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Orem, UT

Orem, UT




Spain

Belgium?

Spain

Spain

Oregon


Italy



Italy


Italy
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manufacture




San Francisco


Venezuela

U.S.



Switzerland

U.K.



U.K.

Germany




New York


Normandy,
France
Place of
manufacture


Normandy,
France


Normandy,
France
Normandy,
France
Normandy,
France

Belgium
France




France

France

Colombia




Iceland
Place of
manufacture




San Francisco


San Francisco


France


France




France


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