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Dear Valentine – Raspberry Chocolate Review

Venturing into the sweet and sumptuous world of artisanal treats, we’ve discovered a hidden gem at the Devonport Farmers Market: an exquisite bar of chocolate that marries the robust depth of Madagascar cocoa beans with the zesty charm of locally sourced raspberries produced by Dear Valentine. This chocolate is not just a treat; it’s a sensory expedition, with each bite crafted to take you on a journey through lush, ripe berry fields and the dark, mysterious forests of cocoa.

Large wavy dark chocolate bar on foil.
Dear Valentine – Raspberry Chocolate Front
Chocolate bar with freeze-dried raspberries on foil.
Dear Valentine – Raspberry Chocolate Back

The chocolate, presented in a wrapper that whispers tales of old-world charm and heartfelt craftsmanship, is visually stunning. One side reveals a glossy, sinuous terrain of pure, dark chocolate, reminiscent of the gentle undulations of Tasmania’s own landscapes. The flip side is a celebration of contrast – the vibrant red raspberries nestled into the dark chocolate, like rubies encased in rich earthen ore, not only tease the eyes but also promise an adventure for the palate.

Upon tasting, this organic 60% Madagascar cocoa creation does not disappoint. The chocolate’s texture is a smooth cascade, a backdrop that allows the raspberries to burst forth with their rich fruit essence, an echo of Tasmania’s fertile lands. This balance of the luxurious chocolate with the tart sweetness of the raspberries achieves a harmony that resonates with each nibble.

This isn’t merely a chocolate bar; it’s a testament to local produce and global quality, a confluence of Tasmanian pride and the exotic spirit of Madagascar. It’s a sweet symphony that resonates with the ethos of organic cultivation and the passion of handmade excellence. Whether you’re a local or a traveler, indulging in this rich raspberry chocolate is akin to participating in a celebration of Sheffield’s local bounty and the universal language of chocolate craftsmanship.