Our hoard of chocolate still includes a few bars of Valrhona that I got from the airport during a trip earlier this year. These include a couple of bars of Tainori, which is definitely a splendid chocolate. We already had a taste of this as part of a 4-bar sampler package that I recall I still have to write about and soon.
|Valrhona Tainori is 64% cacao and true to its billing as "fruity and intense"|
|Detailed information at the back gives additional background on the cacao like its being sourced from the Dominican Republic. I assume this is single origin cocoa, which adds to the quality and value of the chocolate.|
Valrhona Tainori 70g retails for about 310 PHP at the Duty Free Shop at NAIA Terminal 2 [Note: You can get a 5% discount if you avail of their "travel light" promo.]. It could probably retail for 325 to 350PHP at a regular supermarket so it is not cheap. I don't know exactly how much it retails in other countries (it's likely cheaper overseas and in other airports like Changi or HK) but I think it is worth the price. It's just not for your regular serving of chocolate and not for the chocolate-lover on a budget.-