Ten Kilograms of Chocolate

dark chocolate

Setup

pieces of chocolate

The Competitors

cocoa beans

Participants

Execution

drawer full of chocolate
piece of paper with 2 chocolates on it
screenshot of the Google form

Results

The Chocolates

Global Ranking

+------+-----------------+------+--------+----------------+
| Rank | Chocolate | Wins | Losses | Win-Percentage |
+------+-----------------+------+--------+----------------+
| 1 | Bjoernsted | 72 | 38 | 65% |
| 2 | Anthon Berg | 64 | 39 | 62% |
| 3 | Maestrani | 62 | 38 | 62% |
| 4 | Lindt | 62 | 42 | 60% |
| 5 | Coop dark | 61 | 44 | 58% |
| 6 | Frellsen | 53 | 39 | 58% |
| 7 | Spar | 52 | 40 | 57% |
| 8 | Merci | 49 | 39 | 56% |
| 9 | Moser Roth | 51 | 41 | 55% |
| 10 | Nespresso | 49 | 40 | 55% |
| 11 | Valrhona | 46 | 39 | 54% |
| 12 | Choceur | 7 | 6 | 54% |
| 13 | V (vores) | 45 | 39 | 54% |
| 14 | Lindt mild | 46 | 40 | 53% |
| 15 | Bouchard | 47 | 43 | 52% |
| 16 | Carletti | 44 | 41 | 52% |
| 17 | Manner | 42 | 41 | 51% |
| 18 | Odense | 42 | 41 | 51% |
| 19 | Toms Extra | 46 | 45 | 51% |
| 20 | Premieur | 43 | 43 | 50% |
| 21 | Carino | 39 | 44 | 47% |
| 22 | DmBio | 38 | 45 | 46% |
| 23 | Fair | 36 | 44 | 45% |
| 24 | Zotter | 36 | 44 | 45% |
| 25 | Cote d'Or | 32 | 44 | 42% |
| 26 | Sarotti | 31 | 44 | 41% |
| 27 | änglamark | 32 | 49 | 40% |
| 28 | Ritter | 28 | 43 | 39% |
| 29 | Coop 365 | 27 | 43 | 39% |
| 30 | Suchard | 28 | 45 | 38% |
| 31 | Marabou Premium | 26 | 43 | 38% |
| 32 | Toms Extra knas | 9 | 16 | 36% |
| 33 | Alnatura | 25 | 45 | 36% |
| 34 | Oego | 20 | 44 | 31% |
| 35 | Levevis | 4 | 23 | 15% |
+------+-----------------+------+--------+----------------+
+------+-----------------+--------+--+--------+
| Rank | Chocolate | Score | | %-Rank |
+------+-----------------+--------+--+--------+
| 1 | Bjoernsted | 58.136 | | 1 |
| 2 | Anthon Berg | 48.875 | | 2 |
| 3 | Maestrani | 48.492 | | 3 |
| 4 | Lindt | 40.445 | | 4 |
| 5 | Coop dark | 40.120 | | 5 |
| 6 | Spar | 39.427 | | 7 |
| 7 | Nespresso | 38.407 | | 10 |
| 8 | Frellsen | 36.812 | | 6 |
| 9 | Merci | 36.439 | | 8 |
| 10 | Lindt mild | 34.188 | | 14 |
| 11 | Valrhona | 34.147 | | 11 |
| 12 | Moser Roth | 34.023 | | 9 |
| 13 | V (vores) | 31.264 | | 13 |
| 14 | Odense | 30.450 | | 18 |
| 15 | Premieur | 30.235 | | 20 |
| 16 | Toms Extra | 29.882 | | 19 |
| 17 | Manner | 29.865 | | 17 |
| 18 | Bouchard | 29.865 | | 15 |
| 19 | Choceur | 29.784 | | 12 |
| 20 | Carletti | 29.512 | | 16 |
| 21 | Carino | 26.084 | | 21 |
| 22 | Zotter | 24.242 | | 24 |
| 23 | DmBio | 23.462 | | 22 |
| 24 | Sarotti | 20.442 | | 26 |
| 25 | Fair | 20.406 | | 23 |
| 26 | Cote d'Or | 19.763 | | 25 |
| 27 | Ritter | 18.524 | | 28 |
| 28 | Coop 365 | 17.896 | | 29 |
| 29 | Suchard | 17.816 | | 30 |
| 30 | änglamark | 17.647 | | 27 |
| 31 | Marabou Premium | 16.228 | | 31 |
| 32 | Toms Extra knas | 15.871 | | 32 |
| 33 | Alnatura | 14.701 | | 33 |
| 34 | Oego | 12.179 | | 34 |
| 35 | Levevis | 4.368 | | 35 |
+------+-----------------+--------+--+--------+

Review

Photo of Bjoernsted chocolate

Has a great texture and a nice, strong taste of dark chocolate

Word cloud of comments on bjoernsted

Knack. A buttery texture emerges rather soon, with a clear, dry taste of cocoa that lasts for a long time, and some bitterness along the way.

Photo of Anthon Berg chocolate

Interesting flavor, hard to put the right words to this.

Word cloud of comments on Anthon Berg

Initial shock, but once gotten used to its pretty ok.

[…] some note at the end of the chew that catches you like the Balrog caught Gandalf from the deep abyss.

Photo of Maestrani chocolate
Word cloud of comments on Maestrani

Smoooth

Rather soft. Dry, honest, a bit buttery and sweet after a while, but with a taste that stays clear and well-defined.

Nice and fruity but does not really melt in the mouth as nicely.

Word cloud of comments on Lindt

Some dry cocoa flavor, some bitterness, later sweetness. Still a lot of cocoa in the late aftertaste.

Nice and rounded even though a bit neutral without much aftertaste.

Word cloud of comments on Coop Dark

Has a good smooth texture and a great strong taste of dark chocolate.

Miscellaneous

lursa: Taste like a cigar smells when it hasn’t been lighted yet
worf: Smoky. Weird.

nog: smells like honey and tobacco.

Kira: “taste like iron”
Quark: “Tasted like blue cheese. Yuck!”
Michael: “ Not great, too smoky, seaweedy?”
Lursa: “This tasted like it had been smoked, yak”
Jean-Luc: “Not good. Smells and tastes smokey. “ashtray” comes to mind.”
Kurn: “Burnt and bitter”

tom: Knack. Funny … rather anonymous at first, later on some sweetness/acid, but also an ever so subtle flavor of vomit (..no it’s not terrible, but it is funny..).

miles: Somewhat surprised by the taste. I think I like it though.
miles: Weird. Wouldn’t buy. (though it _does_ seem to grow on me)
Lursa: just YAK!

ezri: Absolutely awful! Tasted like bandaids

lursa: absolutely horrible, there were something in it that shouldn’t be there but can’t tell what it was…vradjjjj bad!
daniels: WTF is that aftertaste?

lursa: yak, that tasted like gasoline! really dry aftertaste
martok: This chocolate has cheesy taste and flavor. Usually I don’t like it, but this time it was surprisingly pleasant.
martok: Nice dark chocolate. The taste and the flavor are mostly cocoa, but there is some subtle yet distinct addition which reminds of something smoked or maybe about some sort of cheese. Anyways, it’s a nice addition.
jean-luc: Texture is good. Blue cheese taste. Not good.

quark: Tastes like dill…
martok: Well, it’s a nice dark chocolate. But I couldn’t throw away an image of pickled cucumbers out of my head while chewing it for some reason. Very interesting flavor. And it’s surprising that I didn’t noticed the flavor in any round before.
lursa: I think there was mynthe in this one, yearkkk
lursa: Is there mynthe in this? weird is what comes to mind:-)

lursa: absolutely horrible — I’d rather lick an ashtray — yak!
lursa: taske tobacco ish…yak!

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