|Timestamp||Manufacturer Name||Chocolate Name||Percentage cocoa content||Type||GMO-free?||Organic (certified)||"Real" chocolate||Social certification||If the chocolate has a social certification, which one(s) does it have?||Comments / Tasting Notes|
|8/16/2012 15:36:12||Michel Cluizel||Concepcion||66%||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||No||I selected this plantation in the valley of Barlovento, to the east of Caracas, for the exceptional quality of its Caranero cocoa beans. In this chocolate, the beans, fermented, dried and polished according to the traditional method used since 1902, let you gradually discover hints of vanilla, honey spice cake and caramel in a remarkable lingering aroma with hints of mixed dried and black fruits.|
|8/16/2012 15:37:30||Michel Cluizel||Los Ancones||67%||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||No||I discovered this plantation in a splendid environment to the north east of the island of Santo Domingo, at the heart of the Caribbean where the family Rizek has produced, since 1903, exquisite cocoa beans. Lengthily worked, the beans release in this chocolate their aromas of liquorice wood, then red berries and green olives with a lingering flavour of currants and apricots.|
|8/16/2012 15:39:37||Michel Cluizel||Mangaro Noir||655||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||No||Located on the island of Madagascar at the heart of the Indian Ocean, in the rich valley of the river Sambirano, this plantation flourishes on the land of a former mango tree forest. The beans of these cocoa trees have enabled me to develop a highly flavoured chocolate, blending aromas of exotic fruits, delicious flavours of honey spice cake and acidulated hints of citrus fruits.|
"Mangaro Noir" received a gold star during the "Great Taste Awards 2008" organized in the United Kingdom by "The Guild of Fine Food".
|8/16/2012 15:40:28||Michel Cluizel||Mangaro Lait||50%||Milk||Yes||No||Yes||No||With an exceptional 50% cocoa content, the world's first '1er Cru de Plantation' milk chocolate is composed only of very characteristic, light-coloured beans produced by the 'Mangaro' plantation in the north-west of the island of Madagascar. It expresses, in a highly refined blend, notes of caramel, exotic fruits, pain d'épices spice cake and honey, completed, in the finale, with sultanas.|
"Mangaro Lait" received bronze in the "Best Milk Chocolate Bar" category during the "Academy of Chocolate Awards 2009".
|8/16/2012 15:42:48||Michel Cluizel||Maralumi Noir||64%||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||No||The beans give this mellow chocolate slightly roasted and spicy flavours, fresh notes of green bananas and acidulates flavours of red currants prolonged by charming aromas of Havana tobacco leaves.|
|8/16/2012 15:43:23||Michel Cluizel||Maralumi Lait||47%||Milk||Yes||No||Yes||No||Its strongly aromatic milk chocolate, expresses in the mouth, the characteristic notes of bananas, red berries and blueberries emanate progressively in an herbaceous harmony and then in 'salty caramel'.|
|8/16/2012 15:44:15||Michel Cluizel||Villa Gracinda||67%||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||No||It is on the island of São Tomé, on the Equator off the coast of central Africa, that the first African cocoa plantations were planted in the 19th century. This chocolate, born from a volcanic and marine soil, reveals toasted, spicy and herbaceous notes with flavours of ripe tropical fruits and liquorice sticks.|
|8/16/2012 16:46:05||Tocoti LLC||Jungle love||86||Dark||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||These are made from wild beans harvested from the Bolivian jungle. I think it Is a step further than organic. I have a very limited supply but should have more soon.||Very nutty. The first thing I would compare it to is roasted almonds. I'm starting with 86 % because it's so mild that sugar can easily overpower it.|
|8/16/2012 20:08:44||Lillie Belle Farms||Perfect Illusion||65%||Dark||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Fair Trade/ Organic||We make this chocolate from the Grand Blanco beans from the Piuras region of Peru. Sourced directly from the co-op since 2010 they have consistently delivered a quality bean that we are proud to make chocolate from. We use NO soy in our process and only use organic cane sugar. This chocolate won 2 Good Food Awards in 2012.|