Tag Archives: AoC 2011

Rococo Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar Review

I received a set of 5 chocolate bars from Rococo. They included lavender in the mix and a geranium and orange. I was a bit surprised as I thought the 2 florals might overpower the other bars but I also ...

Thorntons Academy of Chocolate Gold Award Winners

A master chocolatier is crowned in the UK by the Academy of Chocolate based on the number of gold award winning chocolates they produce. As a judge I have tried the best and worst that 2011 had to offer ...

Idilio No 2 Amiari Meridena Chocolate Bar Review

This bar was one of the ones I got in the bag as one of the Academy of Chocolates award winners. They are a bean to bar company who don’t own all their own equipment/factory and so have to ...

Iain Burnett Velvet Chocolates Review

In the Academy of Chocolate Awards goodie bag was a curious thing – a beautiful but empty box. Some of the readers of the tweets associated with this blog may remember my bemused tweets as I was reviewing the ...

Academy of Chocolate Gold Award Winning Filled Chocolates

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Academy of Chocolate awards ceremony to see all the winners I helped pick receive their certificates. It was a brilliant evening but even more brilliant was the goodie bag which ...

Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest Chocolate Bar Review

I was really looking forward to trying this bar after my experience with the Alto Beni bar from Soma. I think at time Soma inject pop culture references and Alto Beni is another one of those but Original Beans ...

Original Beans Piura Porcelana from Peruvian Andes

I like the porcelana bean. It’s got this sexy light colour and is always spoken about in hushed reverent tones. The bean itself is beautiful and the scent of the bean (when treated properly) follows it through to the ...

Duffy’s Corazon Del Ecuador Chocolate Bar Review

I’ve been a secret Duffy fan for awhile. I have to be a fan of something to splash the cash really, and I have purchased Duffy’s bars more often than I have blogged about them. I have shared ...

Soma Three Amigos Chocolate Bar Review

El Guapo would have trouble trying to take this bar off me I’ll tell you. He could try whatever he wanted but he would not part me from this bar. Who is El Guapo? Well, The Three ...

Duffys Honduras Indio Rojo 72% Dark Chocolate Bar Review

I have finally bagged a UK-based chocolate bar before my fellow bloggers and boy was it worth the effort.  Despite being one of the more expensive chocolate bars in Paul A Young at closing in on £1/10g it was absolutely ...

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