Michel Cluizel Plantation “Los Ancones”

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 2 2008 | Leave A Comment

This is the first of the three bars from Kakawa Chocolate House. I think it was the coloring that drew my eye. A normal, sophisticated black, but with a lime green border and light orange wording. This is a single origina bar from a family-owned, hundred year old plantation in Santo Domingo.

It’s divided into eighteen squares, each with the chocolatier name and Cluizel’s signature. Initially, it’s an earthy chocolate, then it moves on to a slight fruitiness and finishes on a sweet note.

The texture is as equally interesting as the taste. At first, I thought it was a little hard, but then it’s amazing how gently it melts away. Not extravagantly, but in a more subtle way. It’s very smooth, yet clean. Absolutely beautiful.

Worth it? Most definately. Since I bought this bar, I’ve also seen things by Michel Cluizel that I must investigate here in Arizona. Their online store is temporarily unavailable, but their website still has some interesting reading and tempting pictures. Such beautiful truffles!

I think this is a new favorite here.

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  1. tsixestixe

    It looks so elegant! Am definitely intrigued by the ‘fruitiness’ you said it has.

  2. im mostly intrigued by how big the chunks are.

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    That does look good!

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