Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rated Criollo Dark Chocolate Bars


The table below came from Flavors of Cacao. Amazing review they've made of over a thousand dark chocolate bars. I particularly culled from their data base the Criollo variety since it is rare and the most prized among the three main varietals (forastero and trinitario). And I will definitely look out for these higher rated chocolate bars (although very few could be found in the market, but some hotels are selling these bars).

Although reviewing their rating of the Criollo type, still some brand get a low score of 2.  Below is their rating system, (or link - http://flavorsofcacao.com/review_guide.html).

Flavors of Cacao 5pt Rating System:

5= Superb!
4= Highly recommended
3= Ranges from OK to very good
2= Disappointing
1= Dreadful

*Not all the bars in each range are considered equal, so as a way to show preference from one bar in the same range I have assigned either .25, .50 or .75.


Source link - http://flavorsofcacao.com/chocolate_database.html

Company 
(Maker-if_known)
Specific Bean Origin 
or Bar Name
REFCocoa
Percent
Company
Location
RatingBean TypeBroad 
Bean Origin
ValrhonaGuanaja6370%France4Criollo, TrinitarioSouth America
ValrhonaManjari12964%France4.5Criollo, TrinitarioMadagascar
Silvio BessonePorcelana, Colombia, Amazonas74168%Italy3Criollo, TrinitarioColombia
Artisan du ChocolatOcumare, Venezuela35575%U.K.2.5Criollo, TrinitarioVenezuela
PralusFortissima9380%France4Criollo, TrinitarioEcuador
Artisan du ChocolatMadagascar36380%U.K.3Criollo, TrinitarioMadagascar
Jean-Paul HevinApurima85375%France3.75Criollo, TrinitarioPeru
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Johe, Xoco62370%Denmark3.25Criollo, TrinitarioNicaragua
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Chuno, triple turned, Xoco89570%Denmark3.25Criollo, TrinitarioNicaragua
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Chuno, double turned, Xoco89970%Denmark3.25Criollo, TrinitarioNicaragua
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Red Mayan, Xoco89970%Denmark3.25Criollo, TrinitarioHonduras
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Nicaliso, Xoco62370%Denmark3.5Criollo, TrinitarioNicaragua
Friis Holm (Bonnat)Chuno, Xoco62370%Denmark3.5Criollo, TrinitarioNicaragua
FioriNero90780%U.S.A.3.25Criollo, Trinitario 
CoppeneurChuao 100hr45170%Germany3.5Criollo, TrinitarioVenezuela
CoppeneurChuao 70hr45170%Germany3.75Criollo, TrinitarioVenezuela
ZotterHuiwani Coop87975%Austria3Criollo, TrinitarioPapua New Guinea
PralusDjakarta, Java and Ghana9975%France3.5Criollo, ForasteroIndonesia, Ghana
Pierre MarcoliniBaracoa, Cuba51678%Belgium3.75Criollo, ForasteroCuba
Jean-Paul HevinJava-Ghana blend51675%France2.75Criollo, ForasteroIndonesia
Jean-Paul HevinPiaroa85364%France4Criollo, ForasteroVenezuela
GuittardSambirano, Ambanja8765%U.S.A.3.5Criollo, +Madagascar
FelchlinAlto Beni, Cru Savage5668%Switzerland4.25Criollo (Wild)Bolivia
ValrhonaPorcelana, Maracaibo, Palmira P. 20057564%France3Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
ValrhonaPorcelana, Maracaibo, Palmira P. 200616264%France3.25Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
PralusPorcelana, S. of Lake Maracaibo71775%France3.25Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
Pierre HermePorcelana39570%France4.25Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
La Maison du Chocolat (Valrhona)Porcelana, Pariguan34669%France3.5Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
AmedeiPorcelana11170%Italy4.25Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
Ethel's Artisan (Mars)Porcelana66670%U.S.A.2.5Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
DomoriPorcelana11170%Italy4.01Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
DemarquettePorcelana, Maracaibo, Palmira P.59764%U.K.3.75Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
CoppeneurPorcelana, Venezuela22072%Germany3Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
BonnatPorcelana, Venezuela19975%France4Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
Beschle (Felchlin)Porcelana, Premier Cru, Quizas No. 150874%Switzerland3.25Criollo (Porcelana)Venezuela
DomoriOcumare, Puertofino19270%Italy4Criollo (Ocumare 67)Venezuela
DomoriOcumare, Puertomar12975%Italy3.25Criollo (Ocumare 61)Venezuela
CoppeneurOcumare 6155872%Germany3.25Criollo (Ocumare 61)Venezuela
ZotterSatipo Pangoa region, 16hr conche87570%Austria3Criollo (Amarru)Peru
ZotterSatipo Pangoa region, 20hr conche87570%Austria3.5Criollo (Amarru)Peru
EscazuOcumare25272%U.S.A.3CriolloVenezuela
ChoklatOcumare37780%Canada2.5CriolloVenezuela
ChoklatOcumare37770%Canada3CriolloVenezuela
TocotiWild Bolivian, Jungle Love92777%U.S.A.3CriolloBolivia
SomaJava103070%Canada3.25CriolloIndonesia
SomaChuao68870%Canada3.5CriolloVenezuela
SomaOcumare38770%Canada3.75CriolloVenezuela
SomaMadagascar38770%Canada3.75CriolloMadagascar
Silvio BessoneMaya Belize71767%Italy3CriolloBelize
RozsavolgyiCarenero Superior71373%Hungary3.5CriolloVenezuela
RogueSylvestre79375%U.S.A.3CriolloBolivia
Raw CocoaRaw86770%Poland2.5Criollo 
PralusSambirano Valley, Le 100%202100%France3CriolloMadagascar
PralusTanzania10575%France3.5CriolloTanzania
PralusJava, Indonesie3275%France3.5CriolloIndonesia
PralusMadagascar, Nosy Be Isle.575%France3.75CriolloMadagascar
PommPeru82982%U.S.A.2.75CriolloPeru
Pierre MarcoliniChuao47875%Belgium3CriolloVenezuela
Pierre MarcoliniPeru, Las Pampas P.53185%Belgium3CriolloPeru
Pierre MarcoliniPorcelana, Tabasco, Finca La Joya44572%Belgium3CriolloMexico
Pierre MarcoliniKendem Lembu, Java9372%Belgium3CriolloIndonesia
Pierre MarcoliniOcumare, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela9372%Belgium4CriolloVenezuela
Pierre MarcoliniPorcelana, Tabasco, Limited Ed.8172%Belgium4.02CriolloMexico
Artisan du ChocolatPeru36375%U.K.3CriolloPeru
Original Hawaiin Chocolate FactoryHawai'i, Kona Grand Cru E.31660%U.S.A.3CriolloHawaii
Original Beans (Felchlin)Piura, Apotequil, "Porcelana" 72hr c.34175%Switzerland3CriolloPeru
Oialla by BojessenSylvestre, Oialla76170%Germany3.5CriolloBolivia
Neuhaus (Callebaut)Papua New Guinea53170%Belgium2.5CriolloPapua New Guinea
Neuhaus (Callebaut)Ocumare2471%Belgium3CriolloVenezuela
MiddleburyAlto Beni88775%U.S.A.2CriolloBolivia
MiddleburyBalinese, Java88770%U.S.A.2.5CriolloIndonesia
Mast BrothersPatanemo57281%U.S.A.2.75CriolloVenezuela
MaglioCuba30870%Italy3.25CriolloCuba
Andrea StainerMadirofolo, Northwest Mad.52362%Italy3.75CriolloMadagascar
MadreCriollo, Hawaii99570%U.S.A.3.25CriolloHawaii
Lillie BellePerfect Illusion85565%U.S.A.3.5CriolloPeru
Lillie BelleWild Thing94768%U.S.A.3.5CriolloBolivia
Lillie BelleBolivia, Wild Thing90368%U.S.A.3.5CriolloBolivia
L'AmouretteBlend85372%U.S.A.3CriolloPeru, Ecuador, Venezuela
Jean-Paul HevinAraguani53172%France2.75CriolloVenezuela
Jean-Paul HevinMadagascar85375%France3.5CriolloMadagascar
iQ ChocolateSatipo region, white label94372%Scotland2.75CriolloPeru
Idilio (Felchlin)Choroni, Finca Torres, 48hr c.72972%Switzerland3.25CriolloVenezuela
Idilio (Felchlin)Ocumare, H. Cata, w/ nibs73772%Switzerland3.5CriolloVenezuela
Idilio (Felchlin)Ocumare, H. Cata, 48hr c.73372%Switzerland3.75CriolloVenezuela
Idilio (Felchlin)Coopertiva Amazona72572%Switzerland3.75CriolloVenezuela
Idilio (Felchlin)Porcelana, Zulia73374%Switzerland4CriolloVenezuela
Idilio (Felchlin)Coopertiva Amazona w/ nibs73772%Switzerland4CriolloVenezuela
HanauerRio Caribe43970%Austria3CriolloVenezuela
GiraudiCumarebo80970%Italy3.5CriolloVenezuela
FrescoCarenero Superior, #203, MR, SC37065%U.S.A.3.5CriolloVenezuela
FelchlinMaracaibo Clasificado4865%Switzerland3CriolloVenezuela
FelchlinMadagascar, Grand Cru4864%Switzerland3CriolloMadagascar
EscazuCarenero Superior42381%U.S.A.3.5CriolloVenezuela
El ReyCarenero Superior, Bucare20658%Venezuela2.5CriolloVenezuela
El ReyCarenero Superior, Apamate20674%Venezuela2.5CriolloVenezuela
El ReyCarenero Superior, Gran Saman3270%Venezuela2.75CriolloVenezuela
El ReyCarenero Superior, Mijao20661%Venezuela3CriolloVenezuela
Duffy'sNicaliso, Xoco69771%U.K.3.25CriolloNicaragua
Duffy'sIndio Rojo, Xoco62372%U.K.3.75CriolloHonduras
DomoriCanoabo, Hacienda San Jose69370%Italy3.5CriolloVenezuela
DomoriMadagared19270%Italy3.5CriolloMadagascar
DomoriJava, Javablond19270%Italy3.75CriolloIndonesia
Dick TaylorMantuano68275%U.S.A.2.75CriolloVenezuela
DebondtVenezuela17071%Italy2CriolloVenezuela
AmanoOcumare17570%U.S.A.3.75CriolloVenezuela
DantaLas Acacias E.42375%Guatemala3CriolloGuatemala
DantaLas Acacias E.42360%Guatemala3.25CriolloGuatemala
DantaLas Acacias E.98770%Guatemala4CriolloGuatemala
CoppeneurPorcelana, Apotequil34172%Germany3CriolloPeru
CoppeneurPorcelana, Tabasco, Mexico22072%Germany3CriolloMexico
CoppeneurPorcelana, Apotequil44562%Germany3.25CriolloPeru
Akesson's (Pralus)Madagascar, Ambolikapiky P.50275%Switzerland2.75CriolloMadagascar
Compania de ChocolateOcumare29270%Argentina3.75CriolloVenezuela
Chuao ChocolatierChoroni44561%U.S.A.3CriolloVenezuela
ChoklatPorcelana, Tabasco37770%Canada2.75CriolloMexico
ChocovicXoconusco47871%Spain3.25CriolloMexico
ChocovicOcumare20971%Spain3.5CriolloVenezuela
Ah CacaoTabasco31670%Mexico3CriolloMexico
Chocolate Tree, ThePeru91968%Scotland2.75CriolloPeru
Chocolate Tree, TheMadagascar91972%Scotland3.25CriolloMadagascar
Cacao SampakaXoconusco, Chiapas34670%Spain4CriolloMexico
Cacao SampakaPorcelana, Tabasco, La Joya33670%Spain4CriolloMexico
Cacao PrietoCriollo, Dominican Republic99172%U.S.A.3.75CriolloDominican Republic
BonnatPorcelana, Apotequil33675%France2.75CriolloPeru
BonnatXoconuzco, cacao Real39575%France3CriolloMexico
BonnatPorcelana, Tabasco, Marfil de Blanco33675%France3CriolloMexico
BonnatMaracaibo, El Rosario4875%France4CriolloVenezuela
BonnatMadagascar, 100% criollo62975%France4CriolloMadagascar
Bittersweet OriginsOcumare, prototype56578%U.S.A.3CriolloVenezuela
Beschle (Felchlin)Maracaibo63688%Switzerland3CriolloVenezuela
A. MorinMadagascar101170%France3CriolloMadagascar
MaglioSanto Domingo30870%Italy3.75Blend-Forastero,CriolloDominican Republic
RecchiutiBittersweet20985%U.S.A.3.75Blend (Criollo) 

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