Marou Vietnam Lam Dong 74% 89/100

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These trinitario beans are grown on small farms in the Lam Dong province at the foot of the Central Highlands of the Annamitic range, south east of neighbouring Dak Lak. Once harvested and fermented these beans make their way to Saigon, where Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou turn them into one of Marou’s beautiful chocolate bars. Continue reading

Marou Vietnam Tien Giang 70% 88/100

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These Vietnamese trinitario beans are grown by farmers of the Cho Gao Cooperative in the Mekong Delta in the south west of Vietnam near Saigon. Once harvested and fermented these beans make their way to Saigon, where Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou turn them into one of Marou’s beautiful chocolate bars. Continue reading

Marou Vietnam Dak Lak 70% 90/100

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Made with trinitario cacao from highland district of Ea Kar in Dak Lak province set in the heart of south eastern Vietnam. Once harvested and fermented these beans make their way to Saigon, where Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou turn them into one of Marou’s beautiful chocolate bars. Continue reading

Jordi’s Chocolate Vietnam Ben Tre 75% 91/100

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This bar is made with trinitario beans from the Ben Tre province, part of the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam. Once harvested and shipped they arrive in Hradec Králové, 50 miles east of Prague, where founders Jiří Stejskal and Lukáš Koudelka help to turn these into one of Jordi’s chocolate bars. Continue reading

Hotel Chocolat Vietnam Mekong Delta & Dong Nai 80% 88/100

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From the southern region of Vietnam around Ho Chi Minh city this chocolate is a blend of trinitario beans from both the Mekong Delta and Dong Nai. Having struggled in the past with funding and infrastructure for growing cocoa, Vietnam is now becoming a far more prolific grower of quality cacao and is responsible alongside Madagascar and Colombia for producing some of the fruitiest cacao available amongst fine quality cacao growing regions. Always one to support emerging cacao markets, Hotel Chocolat offers us their version here. Continue reading