Ecuador seems to be very popular when it comes to supplying cacao to the lest well known chocolate manufacturers as I’ve reviewed a good amount of it. My favourites so far are Duffy’s 72% bar and the Amatller85% bar.
A wonderful collection of dark chocolate bars with the one 40% Ben Tre milk chocolate bar. I'd love Marc to expand this collection though as I'm sure his fans would love him to offer a wider variety in these new 22g mini bars.
This blended bar from Soma Chocolate wasn't as fantastic as Judith had suggested to me, or perhaps it was another of their bars? Although I still found it enjoyable and much better than much of the chocolate I've reviewed in teh last week.
The aroma indicated that it was likely to be a robust bar of dark chocolate. Unfortunately it came across as being very understated and not at all interesting. I wanted those strong aromas to be evident as their Chuao bar but there was only a very slight appearance of acidity on the tip of my tongue.
When I tried chocolate made by small companies trying to do something different and with ethics then I feel a displeased when I don't actually like some chocolate I've reviewed and that's the case with this bar.
This Chapon Ecuador bar certainly isn't rich, complicated or robust. Instead it has a strikingly orange flavour with base notes of caramel. If you just wanted some light 75% chocolate then I'd certainly suggest you try this one out.
This Blyss Chocolate Ishpingo Mystery Single Bean Virgin Dark Chocolate may be from Ecuador, but its actually better than most Ecuadorian chocolate that I've tried. The marketing is laid heavily - but its worth looking out for.
This Polish chocolate might not be liked by all as it does have a dry texture and the chili is not so intense. It does, however, recreate to a degree how chocolate used to be a couple of centuries ago.