2009 Academy of Chocolate Awards – GOLD in best bean to bar dark category
2008 Academy of Chocolate Awards – BRONZE in best bean to bar dark category
“The quality of chocolate is influenced by time and place. Flavor changes with the seasons and is intricately tied to the soil and climate. At the turn of the century, Criollo cacao trees were brought from Venezuela to the island of Madagascar. We craft this chocolate from beans from the offspring of those trees. The mild chocolate character comes from the trees’ Venezuelan heritage. The hints of citrus come from Madagascar’s soil and climate and are unique to beans from Madagascar. The marriage results in an extraordinary chocolate you will love.” (description on the bar)
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, Pure cane sugar, Cocoa butter, Whole vanilla beans.
Cocoa beans from Sambirano Valley, Madagascar (single estate).
Amano Madagascar reviews:
20°N & 20°S (Candice Alström) – http://www.20n20s.com/2010/01/amano-madagascar-70.html
Chocablog (Dom Ramsey) – http://chocablog.com/reviews/amano-madagascar-ocumare/
Chocolate Note (does not exist anymore)
Jim’s Chocolate Mission – http://www.chocolatemission.net/2009/03/march-5th-amano-70-dark-chocolate.html
One Golden Ticket – http://onegoldenticket.blogspot.com/2012/03/review-amano-madagascar.html
Seventy Percent (Martin Christy, Alexander Rast, Hans-Peter Rot, Stuart Robson) – http://www.seventypercent.com/2007/06/amano-madagascar/
Amano Artisan Chocolate on the Web: