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Yay Chocolate!

May 9, 2008

My chocolate came today! (clap)

My chocolate came today! (clap, clap)

My chocolate came today! (clap)

My chocolate came today! (clap, clap)

I know it’s silly but that’s what was running through my head when I opened my box and found it was the Amano Chocolate from Blake Makes! If you’ve never heard of Blake Makes (where have you been hiding), it’s a wonderful blog that periodically has give-aways of new products. He (Blake) sends them out to fellow bloggers and we all use the item and blog about it. And this time it is Amano Chocolate.

The very generous folks at Amano sent three bars of chocolate.

Amano Cuyagua bar1) Cuyagua – Premium Dark Chocolate with a minimum of 70% Cocao with rich chocolate overtones and notes of spice.

Amano Ocumare Bar2) Ocumare – Grand Cru Dark Chocolate with a minimum of 70% Cocao with rich chocolate overtones and and a well balanced fruity component with hints of plums and other red fruit.

Amano Madagascar Bar3) Madagascar – Premium Dark Chocolate with a minimum of 70% Cocao with strong fruity flavors that include hints of citrus and berry.

About Amano: In 1996, Art Polard decided that there had to be better chocolate than what was available int the U.S. So began his quest for the “ultimate chocolate.” After much research and experimentation, Art developed a process that incorporated both modern and ancient chocolate-making techniques. When the chocolate began getting rave reviews from local chefs, Art’s business partner, Clark Goble, suggested that Art make his chocolate available commercially. Art continued to hone his skills by studying chocolate manufacturing in Europe and traveling throughout Mexico. Then, in 2006, when Art felt his chocolate was comparable to the very best European chocolate, he started Amano Artisan Chocolate.

Over the next week or so you will see some experiments with this fabulous chocolate! Stay tuned!

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2 comments

  1. Love it! Leave us wanting more! Can’t wait to see what’s to come. I will definitely be staying tuned. Thanks for the Blake Makes mention! bk


  2. Have you ever used carob in place of chocolate?
    I know many people avoid carob, but I find that the trick is to find the right brand and then you’ll really see that carob can be (almost) as good as chocolate.

    The brand I use is from holyfoodimports.com
    which comes from Israel, so it does have an excellent and unique taste.



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