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I can give 10 points for the texture (it is surely a winner). If I have to talk about aroma and flavor, I can just think about the DARK OLD SCHOOL SOMA with an expressive chocolate profile and, unfortunately, lack of cookie-like texture for reasons unknown to me. Old school MILK lacks the chocolatey-ness that I was craving. Strong dairy taste "topped" with icing sugar. However, I think it is a good option for white and, maybe, milk chocolate lovers.
Did not realize when I bought it that this would become my new favorite. I normally like a smooth texture chocolate this one has roughness to the chocolate and it is so good. It also is good as a sucking chocolate.
This is absolutely my favorite chocolate. It's unlike anything I've ever had and it's changed my relationship with Chocolate - I physically crave it and order it in bulk so I always have some on hand. It is unique in that it's grainy, not smooth; kinda like a hard cookie. And it's simple and raw in it's presentation (visually, texturally and in it's flavor). It's difficult to explain the experience but I highly recommend you give it a try for yourself.
Collection title: All Chocolate Bars
Collection title: Aragua, Venezuela
Collection description: Aragua State is located squarely in northern Venezuela, along the central coast. The region encompasses a variety of climes, including beaches, plains, and jungles, the latter of which is home to one of the state’s many industries: cacao farming. The municipalities of Choroní, Ocumare, and Chuao are some of the most famous & historic cacao-growing areas of Venezuela, as well as the home of— arguably— its most beautiful beaches. In Ocumare the main industries are fishing and cacao production, while Chuao is famously close to the capital city of Caracas, but difficult to get to. The village is only accessible by travelling via boat from nearby Choroní, and then trekking a few miles inland.
Collection title: Cacao Origin: Venezuela
Collection title: Canada Chocolate Makers
Collection title: Chuao
Collection description: Chuao, is named for the isolated Venezuelan village in which it’s grown. Chuao is one of the cultivars of the the Criollo group. Chuao cacao is said to be a carefully-fermented representation of the best varietals from Venezuela, rich with berries and a sharp cocoa base, finishing heavy. Differentiating a cacao as “chuao” is not to necessarily name it a pure criollo, but to clarify that it comes from the coastal village of Chuao, an area isolated to the point that its cacao has developed its own unique blend of flavors.
Collection title: Homepage Collection
Collection title: Latest Arrivals
Collection title: Milk & Dark Milk Chocolate
Collection title: Nut Free Chocolate
Collection title: Plain Chocolate
Collection title: Shop Bar & Cocoa
Collection title: SOMA Chocolatemaker
Collection description: Soma was founded by David Castellan and Cynthia Leung in 2003. A rarity in the industry, Soma are adept at both chocolate making, and also a fantastic chocolatier. At the time, ‘bean to bar’ chocolate wasn’t necessarily even a term! Anybody who knew how to make chocolate were those who worked for big chocolate companies. Soma was one of the first to tackle the micro batch chocolate bar production. Besides their wonderful line of chocolate bars, Soma also uses their chocolate to make ganache for truffles, and other chocolate treats. Soma's high quality chocolate bars have been awarded multiple times over the years. First starting off in a 400 square foot tiny corner of an old whiskey distillery, Soma now has two chocolate factories in Toronto, Canada.
Collection title: Soy Free Chocolate
Collection description: These chocolates do not list soy products as a main ingredient. Some of the chocolates say: "may contain traces of soy" where perhaps a very small amount may have come in contact with the food due to shared equipment or facility usage. Each product has icons that indicate whether a product is completely soy free or may contain traces.
Collection title: Variety-Criollo
Collection title: Women In Chocolate
Collection description: This collection highlights craft chocolate bars from women chocolate makers or women owned chocolate companies.