Willie's Cacao Venezuelan Gold Rio Caribe 72%

Posted on September 03, 2014 by  Lee Mccoy | 0 Comments

Roast, Roast, Roast. This is so heavy on the roast I thought I was chewing on some artisan peanut butter. As an individual I'm not too keen on chocolate with a heavy roast - it seem to mask the natural flavours of the cacao. It seems to bring them down to a set level. To me, it's like having a well done Kobe beef steak and cooking it in the same way as an 'ordinary' steak from Tesco. When you cook it so 'well' then the unique flavours that make the product so special are lost. 

You can get fantastic chocolate from Rio Caribe, not least from Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé, El Rey, Patric, Domori but this is far from something I'd consume out of choice. That's not to say that all of Willie's chocolate is of this profile, but from recollection others that sell his chocolate have told me that his chocolate is generally on the high-roast side. To me this is a shame.

I don't want to sound like one of those maligned chocolate reviewers, but this bar isn't for me. You may be different, and please do try and get some, but do be aware that this bar is exceptionally nutty.

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