Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ranking: best Madagascar single origin chocolate

In a head to head tasting, Lindy and I ranked eleven single origin chocolate bars made from Madagascar cacao. Our rankings were nearly identical (differing only in 3rd and 4th place), so we decided that 3rd would be a tie and merged the rankings together into a single list. As for the difference, I ranked Pralus Madagascar above Fresco 214 and Lindy had them in the opposite order.

Note that we liked all of these chocolates (all rated 7.0 or higher; *** or higher with our previous star rating system). We ranked them for two purposes: to determine our favorite Madagascar chocolate and to test our previous individual ratings for consistency.

The results were as follows:
  1. Rogue Sambirano
  2. Patric Madagascar 75%
  3. TIE! Pralus Madagascar and Fresco 214
  4. Michel Cluizel Mangaro 65%
  5. Valrhona Ampamakia
  6. Theo Organic 74% Madagascar
  7. Mast Brothers Madagascar
  8. Bonnat Madagascar
  9. Coppeneur Menavava
  10. Mad├ęcasse 80%
Clicking on a name above will take you to the detailed review of that chocolate bar.
To see updated information and other rankings, go to our Chocolate Rankings page.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, this was a great guide for my holiday buying. XO