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Valrhona "Manjari" Chocolate

souschef Jul 2, 2006 12:15 PM

I tried some chocolates that were made with Valrhona "Manjari" chocolate, and hated the spicy aftertaste. The lady in the store indicated that the aftertaste depended upon the filling, so I bought a few different fillings, but I found that was not the case; they all had the same aftertaste. They even make one with a cayenne filling.

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  1. Gary Soup RE: souschef Jul 2, 2006 05:08 PM

    It could be the Manjari chocolate. Valhrona also has lines made with chocolate sourced from other parts of the world, I believe, so you could try something else. Personally, I tend to stick with Central/South American chocolate.

    1. souschef RE: souschef Jul 3, 2006 02:45 PM

      I just use Callebaut, and am very happy with it.

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        Gary Soup RE: souschef Jul 3, 2006 02:59 PM

        If you are talking about the Belgian Callebaut, it's part of Barry-Callebaut which is the worlds largest supplier of industrial chocolate (and largest user of Ivory Coast chocolate). If you are talking about the Canadian (Bernard) Callebaut, that's something else altogether.

      2. souschef RE: souschef Jul 4, 2006 04:56 AM

        I'm talking about Barry-Callebaut. I'm very familiar with Bernard Callebaut as well - I really enjoy his Champagne Truffles, Bernard (Advocaat), and Marsior (marzipan). I'm still lamenting his discontinuation of Dodie (also marzipan). I am a long-time fan of his.

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          aguynamedrobert RE: souschef Mar 24, 2007 12:50 PM

          Valrhona's Manjari is known for its strong wine like tart/sour notes...that might be what you are sensing in the aftertaste....Manjari is blended bar made from Madagascar beans and Madagascar chocolate is known for its tart and sour notes...

          Robert
          Chocolate Connoisseur

          1. re: aguynamedrobert
            flipss RE: aguynamedrobert Mar 24, 2007 09:33 PM

            What's your opinion on the Chocovic line?

            1. re: flipss
              aguynamedrobert RE: flipss Mar 24, 2007 11:52 PM

              Chocovic is middle grad in my opinion...their Grenada bar is the best and their ecuador bar is not very good at all...they are ok...deepends on the year...

              Robert
              Chocolate Connoisseur

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