Provenance of Cocoa Beans: 70 % cocoa from Ecuador.
Producer: Patrick Roger – an award-winning French chocolatier with his own stores exclusively offering the entire range of high quality chocolate and cocoa products across Belgium and France. Patric Roger’s remarkable chocolate sculptures adorn his purist boutiques.
Price: €6 per 100g bar.
Patrick Roger Chocolate bar
Taste: Sweet almond liquor embraces your palate with deep and fruity undertones freshen it up. As its name suggests this dark chocolate has rather raw character demonstrating itself with earthy taste showing mainly in the long aftertaste. Ecuador is one of the top producers of cocoa in the world, yet it exports a small amount from South America.
Cocoa plant in Ecuador
Score: © *****
Buy: At the online shop and flagship retail boutiques in France and Brussels.
© My scores are from * to *****+:
* – hardly palatable chocolate not worth the money and you would not want to buy again unless you needed purely to satisfy your urgent sugar rush;
** – average chocolate not focused on quality but rather bursting with “empty” calories;
**** – enjoyable high-quality chocolate you want to share with others;
***** – outstanding quality and unique touch of the chocolatier that are pleasure to taste and you want to share with your nearest friends and family;
*****+ – heaven on earth for the palate!!! Amazing ingredients highlighted by the chocolatier’s superb skills, so one wants to eat it on every special occasion possible and almost never share with others. !Highly addictive!