Original Beans Piura Malingas 75% Piura Valley, Peru Dark Chocolate Bar Review

I’ve tried several craft chocolate bars made by Original Beans and they have all been great, but their Piura Malingas 75% bar is extra tasty.  As soon as I opened this bar I knew it would be special just from the aromas.  It is definitely one of the top single-origin bars I’ve had this year. This organic and vegan bar is made with Peruvian Nacional beans from Piura Valley, Peru.

I hope you can get your bean-to-bar loving hands on one of these!  I purchased mine at The Chocolate Project in Victoria, B.C.

Color;  Medium brown.

Nose:  Green apple, green grape, cocoa.

Original Beans Piura Malingas 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
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Potomac Chocolate San Martin Peru 65% Dark Milk Bar Review

Craft chocolate maker Potomac Chocolate is located in Woodbridge, VA.  Potomac currently has a Kickstarter campaign running now through the end of Sept 2017 (Potomac Chocolate Kickstarter campaign).

I recently picked up Potomac’s San Martin Peru 65% Dark Milk chocolate bar at The Chocolate Project in Victoria, B.C.

Color:  Medium/dark brown.

Nose:  Sweet, floral, orange blossom, apricot and oak.

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Letterpress Chocolate UCAYALI Private Reserve 70% Dark Chocolate Bar Review

I was at The Chocolate Project in Victoria, British Colombia last weekend where I picked up this Letterpress Chocolate UCAYALI Private Reserve 70% dark chocolate bar that lists batch 1 on the back.

Letterpress Chocolate is a small batch craft chocolate maker founded in 2014 that is located in Los Angeles, CA.  They also happen to be the first bean-to-bar maker established there.  (I first tried Letterpress Chocolate thanks to a chocolate bar swap with My Year in Chocolate).

This particular bar is made from Ucayali River Cacao located in Peru.

Congrats to Letterpress Chocolate for this bar winning gold for packaging design in the 2017 Academy of Chocolate Awards!

Color:  Medium/dark brown.

Nose:  A subtle, delicate nose of graham cracker, red fruit, and faint orange soda.

 

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Labooko 90% Bolivia by Zotter, & Ritual Chocolate 75% Peru Maranon Dark Chocolate Bar Reviews by Victoria Cooksey

This post appeared on my original blog site on Blogspot on 10-29-16.

Halloween 2016 is almost here.  Time for adults to indulge in the dark side, the dark chocolate bar dark side that is.   The higher the percentage, the more skill the chocolate maker needs for the bar to come out tasting right.

Be sure to click on my Halloween comedy chocolate bar review video at the end of this post which also features these two bars.   Continue reading “Labooko 90% Bolivia by Zotter, & Ritual Chocolate 75% Peru Maranon Dark Chocolate Bar Reviews by Victoria Cooksey”

Fruition Marañón Canyon 68% Dark Milk Chocolate Bar Review

Fruition Chocolate is a craft chocolate maker located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This dark milk bar has won several awards, and is made from National beans from Maranon Canyon in Peru. The particular bar in this review is from batch #2.

 Pic of Fruition’s Maranon Canyon bar was taken in Port Townsend, WA

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