Patrick Roger Rare Dark Chocolate single origin from Haiti
Provenance of Cocoa Beans: 75 % cocoa from Haiti
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: €7 per 100g bar.
Taste: Fruity freshness with a background ashy taste as if you were smoking a cigar in a jungle. Its high acidity is invigorating and slightly bitter, rather green nutty, aftertaste concludes the exotic journey into Caribbean. Good after meal. Melts easily in the mouth.
Score: © *****
Buy it: At their online shop (closed for summer) and at retail locations in Paris 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;
*** – 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!