Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: Domori Porcelana

Lindy's Rating: 9.5 (previously ***)
Richard's Rating: 9.5 (previously ***)

chocolate makerDomori
cacao treesCriollo
size25g ~ 0.9oz
cocoa solids70%
added fat(none)
sweetenercane sugar
other ingredients(none)
list priceN/A

colormedium brown
texturesmooth with text imprints
aromainitial spice, strong strawberry, hint of floral
tastebalanced chocolate flavor, strawberry or cherry, bread, butter
finishdry, ashy
MORE RECENT REVIEW: Domori Porcelana

Domori's Porcelana was one of two chocolate bars that Lindy and I tasted today made from Porcelana cacao beans from Venezuela. The beans from these Criollo cacao trees have a distinctive white color and were named Porcelana for this porcelain-like color.

This tiny chocolate bar was the smallest I've ever seen, a mere 25 grams (less than one ounce)!

Domori's Porcelana is another of the rare chocolates made only of cocoa mass and cane sugar. It had a strong aroma of strawberry. Lindy noticed an initial spicy scent and I found a hint of flowers. The taste was a lovely balanced chocolate with some strawberry or cherry that Lindy described as "pure chocolate flavor". I also tasted something like bread and butter.

Another notable aspect of this chocolate was the length of taste. It was one of the few bars we've reviewed so far whose flavor lasted longer than 30 seconds after the chocolate was gone.

Overall, the Domori Porcelana had excellent chocolate flavor, but both of us felt that it lacked the intensity of a four star chocolate. Lindy remarked that it had the least bitter finish of the chocolates we'd tasted so far.

There was no list price for this bar, but it is available online in the U.S. for $6.50 from Chocolopolis.


  1. I find it curious that you said "both of us felt that it lacked the intensity of a four star chocolate." and you initially gave this bar 3 stars, but now it jumped to 9.5 and is your 3rd highest rated bar. I assume that you tasted it again and then increased your rating. It that indeed what happened? Just curious.


    1. This was one of the first chocolate bars we reviewed, and at that time, we still anticipated the "perfect bar" and identified Domori Porcelana's moderate intensity as what we felt needed improvement. When we revised our rating system to its current 10 point scale, I tasted this chocolate again and used Lindy's rankings to scale her score. Thanks for asking!

      p.s. I'll buy another buy and post an updated review sometime next year.