Patrick Roger Dark Embrace Chocolate from West Indies
Provenance of Cocoa Beans: 70 % cocoa from 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: Floral, exotic fruits of the agrummes (citruses) family and mainly tangerine unveil themselves on the mid-palate, which later disappear to give a way to a lengthy hazelnut splash. Very complex and intriguing piece of a dark cocoa creation processed gently by a European hand to showcase its natural qualities and the exotic terroir of West Indies.
Score: © *****
Buy it: At online shop – (closed for summer) and in France 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!