I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Valrhona dark chocolate I’ve reviewed in the past, including the slightly similar Valrhona Gran Couva 2009 64% Dark Chocolate and the Valrhona Dark Chocolate – Caraibe 66%, and this bar is no different in terms of its quality, although overall it just doesn’t push my buttons as much.
Of course the packaging has the same regal quality as their other bars which correctly portrays the fine chocolate that’s held within. The aroma has a very fruity note that organic chocolate from Divine seems to have but its mixed with a slightly acidic, seaside scent which makes it full of character.
You can definitely pick up the honey notes in the flavour that many others have found and is complimented by a pine nut tone. Others have mentioned a smokiness to it, but I didn’t pick up on that, but more of a subtle apricot taste. It really is a nice and mild and nothing like the Pralus Bresil dark chocolate that I’ve reviewed before.
For £3.75 from Chocolate Trading Co. it may be a bit too much. But I implore you to give it a go.