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September 27, 2010

1888 Origin Malmö Chokladfabrik Chocolate

Filed under: Swedish Chocolate — admin @ 9:02 pm

After a very long time (more than 7 months), I had the pleasure to taste a new chocolate again. It was a chocolate from Sweden, from the town of Malmö in the south of the country. I can’t remember where I got it from. I suppose it was a present from a Swedish friend, who knows I like to try new chocolates from all over the world.

The cocoa content of the chocolate was quite high. 70 percent. So you are might able to imagine the taste. Typical dark chocolate taste. The plate was quite thin though. I would label it as a good and solid chocolate, but nothing outstanding. Maybe I am already too much used to dark chocolate. But Ritter Sport tastes better. Sorry Sweden.

On the backside of the wrapping I can read following things: 1888 – The Swedish Quality Chocolate. At malmö Chokladfabrik we have dedicated to recreating an old tradition of quality chocolate making. Around 100 years ago chocolate was pure and prized for qualities beneficial to health. However, during the 20th century it was often transformed into candy; lower cocoa content, with more sugar, more fat and foreign additives.

The front side of the Swedish chocolate. The net weight amounted 80g.

The story continues … 1888 ORIGIN, by conrast, contains only cocoa and unrefinded cane sugar which, we believe, results in superior taste, aroma and a smooth, natural texture. Our chocolate is made in small, hand crafted batches and conched (stirred) until it is “just right” which may take several days! Skilled chocolate experts monitor this process with care, a process inspired by the tradition started in 1888 in the chocolate factory in Malmö, using original recipes from a century ago. To continue this tradition is our mission!

Maybe 1888 Origin Malmö Chokladfabrik Chocolate usually tastes better. I made the mistake to keep it in a warm room during summer. Much warmer than 16-18°. Now I read on the wrapping that the right temperature is very important for this product. So maybe it’s a bit unfair to review a chocolate which had the wrong storage. I will probably never know the real taste of 1888 Origin Malmö Chokladfabrik Chocolate. That’s life …

The sight after I have received the first wrapping.

Finally I am ready to take the first piece …

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