Chocolate made with cacao from more than one origin is considered a "blend." Our experience has taught us that it takes a talented chocolate maker to create a blend of cacao that results in a great bar of chocolate. Chocolate makers create blends for many reasons, but sometimes those reasons are practical and may not result in a tasty bar of chocolate. For example, the maker might have invested in a particular cacao origin that had a bad harvest. The best way to hide the poor flavor of a poor harvest is by blending the bad cacao beans with good ones. Making a tasty chocolate from a blend of cacao requires a refined palate and a deep understanding of how to coax flavor from cacao. Soma is one of the best chocolate makers on the market, and they are particularly talented at creating tasty blends.
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