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Sometimes chocolate reviewing is like playing the Euro Millions on a Friday night: you wake up on the Saturday morning, glance at your phone and see an email from Camelot entitled “News about your lottery ticket”. You spend the next 30 seconds whilst you find your feet and wipe the sleep from your eyes “spending” […]No related posts.
Middlebury Chocolates is a new name to me; it might even be to you too. Stephanie and Andy Jackson are ‘artisan’ chocolate makers out of Middlebury Vermont. I emphasise the ‘artisan’ as this is a term that’s too often banded about. It’s an adjective which is primarily the preserve of multinationals who wish to tap […]No related posts.
As a chocolate reviewer and occasional judge I feel those of my ilk don’t do us any favours. We look down on certain chocolate brands with one part air of superiority and one part disdain. We’re quick to judge but less quick to understand. We get approached by chocolatiers who create chocolates for people unlike […]You may also like:Zotter Ginger Dark Chocolate BarRococo Crystallised Ginger 65%Ginger Truffles
This is a chocolate that came back to me like a flash. I had opened it before Christmas whilst I was stressed packing orders and sending out people’s Christmas presents. It’s one that I absolutely adored then, and I’ve certainly not changed my mind now. In fact I’ve got hardly of the 71g of chocolate […]No related posts.
Geert is testing me fully with these two Maranon Fortunato No4 enrobed homemade gianduja. Not only because I haven’t paid him yet for the other stuff he sent at the same time (I’m still waiting for the bill my good friend), but also because I’m rarely fond of gianduja – despite having an almost addiction-like […]You may also like:Patisserie Vercruysse Winter CollectionGeert Vercruysse Selection
It’s always nice to try out a new chocolate maker and although I’ve already tried chocolate from Hungary, in the form of Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé, it?s good to see what their country-folk can do with the cocoa bean. This chocolate was sent to me by my good friend Geert Vercruysse after I asked him if he’s got any […]No related posts.
So there’s not a great deal of this ‘heirloom’ cocoa about. So it’s a Criollo. So it’s supposed to the first variety of cocoa to be ‘domesticated’ by humans – some 2000 years or so ago. Does that actually make it a great bar of chocolate? Does a Chuao necessarily trump a Porcelana from down […]You may also like:The Real Meaning Of Christmas And The Chocolate CafeA housewife?s Review on...
It must be that time of year again when we see what mad creations the guys at FairyTale Gourmet have come up with. Whenever I get a delivery from them I really have no idea what going to be contained in. I?ve had utterly indulgent cakes, over-the-top Easter eggs and all sorts of other stuff […]No related posts.
Quite strangely ’5th Dimension’ was the name of the second internet company I set up – way back in 1998 (yes I am getting on a bit). Back then my focus was firmly on making as much money from the t’interweb (as it was called in Somerset then) as I possibly could. Today my goals […]You may also like:Chocolats Mussy Selection BoxSunshine & Butterflies Christmas Selection BoxMatcha Chocolat Mothers’ Day...
Preparing the photography for Christmas chocolates can be as traumatic as preparing Christmas dinner for the extended family – but, of course, it?s worth it. As chocolatiers are generally in the Christmas spirit earlier than I am its meant that I’ve had no tinsel nor Christmas lights to hand to try and show this 24% […]You may also like:Mint Aero Christmas TreeChococo Christmas Crackle TreeChocolate Christmas Crackers