Patrick Roger Dark Chocolate from Antilles
Provenance of Cocoa Beans: 70 % cocoa from Antilles (a group of islands in the West Indies).
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.
Taste: Fruity and floral. Refreshing and vibrant dark chocolate ideal for summer. Exotic yellow fruits like carambola underline its Caribbean provenance. The cocoa comes from Antillean archipelago, which includes Cuba, Haiti & Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and many other small islands such as Nevis, Saint Kitts and Mustique. The Greater Antilles are made up of continental rock, while the Lesser Antilles are mostly young volcanic and coral islands. The volcanic soil adds complex taste qualities to the cocoa plants from here.
Score: © *****
Buy it: At the online shop (closed for summer) and Paris and Brussels retail boutiques.
© 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;
*** – high quality ingredients undermined by the chocolatier’s processing, so the resulting taste is just satisfactory;
**** – 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!