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Discovering a Whole New World of Chocolate

A defining moment for me and my journey with Chocotastery, was when one of my students, raised her hand to share that after she had tasted the Letterpress Chocolate - 70% Ashanti,  Ghana bar that, “it was the best chocolate I ever had in my entire life”. It made me feel so accomplished, fulfilling on my mission and truly making a difference.

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Guatemala Chocolate Tasting to Get Ready for Dallas Chocolate Festival

Date of tasting: 9/6/2018 - Enroute to Dallas Chocolate Festival This morning I pumped myself up with a Guatemala chocolate tasting as I started my journey from NJ to Dallas, Texas for the Dallas Chocolate Festival. I started off my tasting at Newark airport a little bit before 6am waiting for my flight to Dallas. The first chocolate I tasted was Sirene Chocolate - Guatemala - 73%. Sirene Chocolate is based in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.  The chocolate was dark brown in color and mid to loud snap. Thee was a big cocoa aroma that I smelled right off the bat. As I tasted my first piece, I was greeted with a fudge note and then a sweet caramel note that...

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Georgia Ramon - Carolina Reaper

Chocolate Maker - Georgia Ramon from Bonn, Germany Bar Name - Carolina Reaper This is a 70% Dark Chocolate with Carolina Reaper, currently one of the hottest chili peppers per the Guinness Book of World Records. The Carolina Reaper pepper has on average a scoville rating of 1,569,300. This is a pepper meant for a chili head. If you cannot tolerate a lot of spice, this may not be the best inclusion bar to taste. Tasting Date - 4/4/2018 Tasting experience: The aroma of the piece I tasted had a nice cocoa note with a slight spicy chili note. As soon as I placed the piece in my mouth there was an immediate tingle on the tongue as the chocolate...

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Welcome to Our Chocolate Tastings Blog!

I want to welcome you to our blog. This portion of the website is where I will share my chocolate tasting experiences. It is merely subjective. I am not sharing my chocolate experiences to persuade you whether or not to buy a certain chocolate, tell you a chocolate is good or bad, follow a certain chocolate maker or like a certain type or origin of chocolate. I am answering a calling to share my love for chocolate and to bring light to those who share a passion for the “Food of the Gods”. In 2009, I answered a calling to learn how to make truffles and bonbons. In 2015, I answered a calling to learn how to make bean to...

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