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Pimm van der Donk's Blog (6)

Duffy's 'Panama Tierra Oscura'

Some days ago we got two new chocolate bars from Duffy's:
The ‘Nicaragua Nicaliso’ 71% – made of the Xoco Criollo and the ‘Panama Tierra Oscura’ 72%, which became our favourite! The beans are from the beautiful Colón island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. What we liked most of this dark chocolate was the unexpected spicy flavour. Well done Duffy!

Added by Pimm van der Donk on May 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72% won the Golden Bean!

Exciting news today: one of my favourite chocolate bars, the Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo 72%, won the 'Golden Bean', the chocolate '

Oscar' from the Academy of Chocolate in London!

And not only that, Duffy Sheardown also won the 'Best Newcomer Award'. So, again Duffy, CONGRATULATIONS!!

Marcel and I are very proud as well as we were the first Chocolatiers in the Netherlands having Duffy's in our shop in Amsterdam.

Added by Pimm van der Donk on April 20, 2011 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

Text of interview we had (in French).

''Le chocolat est devenu un produit trop banal'', selon Philipp Kauffman, fondateur de Original Beans. La hausse du prix du cacao, causé par la crise politique en Côte d’Ivoire, relancera-t-elle le débat sur le commerce du cacao pour un changement du système?
Le meilleur du chocolat
Les spécialistes du chocolat Pimm et Marcel van der Donk tiennent une chocolaterie de luxe dans un quartier chic d’Amsterdam. Cette petite boutique propose le meilleur du chocolat aux fins…

Added by Pimm van der Donk on February 23, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Duffy's Chocolate in Amsterdam

As first and only Chocolaterie in the Netherlands, we yesterday received Duffy’s Chocolate, the second, artisan ‘bean-to-bar’ company in the UK, in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

All bars are ’single origin’, so all from one harvest, one certain area in a certain country and therefore all of them with a certain tast profile Each batch of beans is conched between 40-70 hours.

The bars we have in our …


Added by Pimm van der Donk on February 10, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments

Taza Chocolate Mexicanos

The Taza chocolate Mexicanos have finally arrived in our Chocolaterie in Amsterdam!

The authentic stone-ground chocolate from Somerville, MA, is direct trade, gluten, dairy and soy free and comes in 8 different varieties: Yerba Maté, Cacao Puro, Salted Almond, Vanilla Bean, Guajillo Chili, Cinnamon, Salt&Pepper and Coffee.

We also have the chocolate covered Cashews, and they're treat.

Great packaging also.

Added by Pimm van der Donk on February 5, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Idilio Origins

Our ordered chocolate bars from Switzerland, the Idilio Origins, have arrived in our Chocolaterie in Amsterdam. From the great and super 1ero Porcelana Criollo Puro to the delicious and charming 5nto Cooperativa Amazonas. The cocoa beans all come from Venezuela. A pretty new brand from the (milk)chocolate-country: Swiss honour is saved!

Added by Pimm van der Donk on January 26, 2011 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

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