Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chocolate review: Valrhona Noir Tainori

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.

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