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Scharffen Berger San Juan De Cheni Bar (78% Cacao), 3 Ounce (Pack of 4)

3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Perfect for gifting and sharing
  • Part of Chocolate Maker's Series
  • Made with Rainforest Alliance Certified Cacao
  • A kosher and gluten-free chocolate
  • Includes 4 Scharffen Berger San Juan de Cheni 78% Cacao Bars (3-Ounce bars)

Product Description

Scharffen Berger San Juan de Cheni Bar is made from cacao grown in the remote village of San Juan de Cheni in Peru. It has tropical notes of pineapple, citrus and banana; highlighted with vanilla, pear and spice and a long chocolate cherry finish.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00AAIO8VY
  • UPC: 643392500026
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,852 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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I am writing this review so this doesn't happen to anyone else. I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but this seemed like the right thing to do.

I have to say, I am already familiar with Scharffen Berger chocolate. I've tried the semi-sweet, bitter-sweet, and unsweetened baking bars (bought at store) and I loved them. Currently my #1 favorite chocolate. I've also tried their cocoa powder (I've only made hot chocolate with it which came out so-so, but I'll keep experimenting with it) and their Sea-Salted Almond (which I've grown to absolutely love).

So I was extremely disappointed when I got this old batch of chocolate from Amazon.

Old chocolate gets discolored, becomes lighter, and loses it's moisture content, so it doesn't linger on the tongue. This was more like eating saw dust that--if you could get passed the texture--vaguely tasted of super-bitter chocolate.

I was shocked, because the expiration date stamped on the package says it expires in July 2014.

I figured I would let it slide if it was just one bar, but i opened another bar, and then the other two--same thing! So, again, I thought, I would love to taste what this was supposed to be, I'll just exchange it for a different batch, since obviously this one was improperly stored, or tempered--I have trouble believing that they would purposefully stamp a fraudulent expiration date on their packages--having had overall wonderful experiences with Scharffen Berger before this.

But apparently you can't return or exchange this chocolate becuase it's a 'grocery' item.

What a great scam! If you're a vendor, and you have some merchandise you know has gone bad, or you've stored improperly, why not just sell it on Amazon, and claim you never knew!
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I've tried a lot of chocolates by Sharfen Berger and other more expensive brands. This is one of the best I've found. I don't have the refined palate to taste the notes of 'pineapple and banana' and the other things advertised on the bar. But as dark chocolate goes, this stuff is rich and flavorful without being too sweet and without the minty after-taste that some chocolates have.

My only qualm is that it came melted and seems to melt easily at the temperature of a warm room. I'm not sure why, but if that's what it takes for good chocolate, so be it. Still, I'd be careful about ordering this in hot weather unless you could get someone to pack it with cold packs or something.
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I can't identify all the flavors mentioned in the tasting notes on the package but I agree with some of them (pineapple, cherry). This may be my all time favorite bar from Scharffen Berger. It is balanced like all their bars. And very brightly acidic compared to other chocolate bars from competitors with comparable percentage of cacao. This means the Scharffen Berger bars make most other brands taste dull when doing a side by side taste comparison. The acidity gives this bar such bright complexity. My only regret is that it's limited edition and I wish I found it earlier.
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By A. Shah on September 1, 2014
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I like other Scharffen Berger dark chocolate (Bittersweet Dark Chocolate and Nibby Dark Chocolate), but this one was not for me. I tried it on two different occasions just in case, but I personally didn't like the taste at all.
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We have been big fans of Scharffen Berger chocolates for a few years, but had never seen this particular bar. It is excellent,
and so is the price. I rarely see a deal on Scharffen Berger. To me, the chocolate has almost a berry-type of flavor. If you
love dark chocolate, I think you will love this bar! I bake with Scharffen Berger, too. Hard to beat!
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Nice little deal of the day! Wife is a chocoholic who finds the down-sizing of products (including gourmet chocolate) to be annoying and tiresome. More money for less, and more trash for the landfills.

We would buy again - especially on another lightning deal. Keep 'em coming! Thanks!
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I'm not an expert on chocolate but this one had a fantastic smooth but rich flavor without any bitterness and did indeed have some of the fruity after tastes they advertised. I enjoyed them while they lasted.
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This may be the best "Store-bought" chocolate I have ever had.
If you like a good dark chocolate with some real complexity, this is the one for you.

I am buying more. I have it on my subscribe & save list.
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