Provenance of Cocoa Beans: blend of various origins; 64 % cocoa
Apothicaire means pharmacy and this chocolate is relevant to health as it is sweetened by malitol, sugar-free ingredient making the bar suitable for diabetics.
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: Green walnuts kick on the start, shy away on the mid-palate and the finish is rounder with a hazelnut-like balancing touch. It is quite light with good acidity and not disturbing astringency, so any dark chocolate devotee will find it enjoyable and interesting. Sweetened by maltiol, this sugar-free chocolate bar is suitable for diabetics. This sweetener delicately sweetens up the flavour, but prevents the bar from becoming too sugary tasting.
Score: © *****
Buy it:  At the online shop and at Franch and Brussels’ retail locations.
© 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!