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