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Palette de Bine – Dominican Republic, 75%, CX#76445 - Craft chocolate, bean-to-bar, reviews and writing.

Palette de Bine

Canada, Dominican Republic, 75%

CX#76445

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I’m unconvinced that letting chocolate melt on your tongue is the best way to experience it so I hate recommending it. But there are specific bars that reward that kind of behaviour. The right tool for the job. In this case I think so.

The chocolate smells like lemon balm, softly acidic and fruity, mixed with tobacco. It has the edge of lemon-lime in the flavor at first as well with bitter toffee and vulcanized rubber. Did I mention it’s also slightly tannic? It’s a column of strong flavors and sensations in a smooth texture.

What I love is that it really sweetens up, which helps that first aroma of lemon balm float right back in, and has a mellow side that’s like sesame snaps or sunflower seeds. Which you might miss if you chew it. This is worth the scenic route as much as I hate to admit it.

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Palette de Bine, Canada, Dominican Republic, 75%, CX#76445

Ingredients: cocoa, sugar cane

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Being the son of a chocolatier Chris has always enjoyed talking about chocolate as much as he loves eating it. He’s an artist and designer as well as a co-founder of the Chocolate Codex.

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