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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
When I first moved to Belgium, my first visit to Wittamer in the Grand Sablon - the first real chocolate shop I had ever been to. Beautiful displays made entirely out of chocolate, including fashionable spring hats.
My favorite chocolate is:
Wittamer 70% / Santander 70% / Caffarel 72%

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Review: Santander - Colombian Single Origin 70% w/ Cacao Nibs.

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 6:47pm 2 Comments

Santander gets an immediate plus in my book for being of the few companies (El Rey is another - Venezualen) that is based in the country of origin. It also is fair trade, small farmer, and kosher.

It has an extremely smooth flavor and mouthfeel, and is not at all bitter. It is one of the most flavorful chocolates I have eaten, complex, with strong fruity undertones, criollo without a doubt.. The cacao nibs give it a subtle bitter crunch, which is a nice contrast to the smoothness of… Continue

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At 4:02pm on May 19, 2008, Clay Gordon said…

Welcome to The Chocolate Life. Do you have any pictures from Wittamer you can share with the rest of us? I am going to be in Switzerland in July and want to take pictures of the Sprungli Grand Salon to share.
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