(Updated 13 03 2014) In my previous post, I have provided reviews of Bremen’s Hachez chocolate, or at least of some of their products. We are unfortunately left with a feeling of high-cocoa deprivation and turn, saddened, to other options. One of these, as I have written earlier, is the brand 1888 by the Malmö chocolate factory (link fixed 13 03 2014. English page here).
This is a small company that specializes in no-nonsense high-end chocolate making, and boasts of being the only Swedish chocolate manufacturer that make chocolate “all the way from the cocoa bean.” I have now tested a little over half of their assortment and have only noted highest points, even for the Christmas-flavored kind (julchoklad med glöggkryddor). Many of Malmö Chokladfabrik’s kinds have a cocoa content of 70% and are conched for a looong time. Their quality is consistently very high; smooth and balanced, and none of that coconut-fibre taste that seems to characterize some of the other fancy kinds of niche chocolate. So how does one get hold of this extraordinary stuff?
Here in Borås, there is Berg’s, of course, right in the center on Stora Brogatan: