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Whittaker makes dark stuff like dark chocolate with 72% cacao in New Zealand. It's New Zealand chocolate through and through. Taste Dark Ghana. Enjoy it. Go to Ghana. Come to the Chocolate Republic with Doug of Doug's Republic

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Whittaker's Dark Ghana 
Posted: 6 October 2010  Doug's Chocolate Republic  6.5 
Whittaker's Dark Ghana Dark Ghana block on its own suffers from the same problems as other Whittaker dark blocks. There's too much bitterness going into the mouth at once. Only if you are a bitter person at heart might the bitterness of this bar suit your lifestyle.
Avg price/gram: USD 0.018   Cocoa %: 72  Size: 250g  New Zealand chocolate 
       


There are only a few things I know about Ghana.  It's in West Africa. The capital is Accra. Middle-aged European women (and even a fair bit of ugly younger ones) love to go there to sleep with African toyboys.  And it's the second largest producer of cocoa in the world. 

I think it's this last fact and last fact alone that got Whittaker's interested in Ghana.  I really hope it's not the African toyboys.  Isolated Kiwis can get kind of desperate. You have to wonder if Whittaker's doesn't use Ghana as their cocoa source because of the country's short and sweet name.  Were Whittaker's to procure its cocoa beans from the world's leading producer of cocoa, the Ivory Coast, this bar would have to be called Dark Ivory Coast, which sounds more like the name of a bar of soap than a bar of chocolate. 

Dark Ghana is good.  No plain chocolate bar of Whittaker's is bad.  I don't issue the company a blank check and claim they always know what they're doing.  Some of their filling combinations leave a lot to be desired.  But no chocoholic worth the price of a premium cacao bean would doubt that this New Zealand operation is well versed in bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturing techniques.  They source decent cacao, roast it well, and process it into tasty bars whatever the precise cacao content.

But Whittaker's specialty, in the Chocolate Republic's revered opinion, is in its combinations.  Most of the time it knows which fillings to combine with which of its bases.  Dark Ghana block on its own suffers from the same problems as other Whittaker dark blocks.  There's too much bitterness going into the mouth at once.  Only if you are a bitter person at heart might the bitterness of this bar suit your lifestyle. 

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  Whittaker makes dark stuff like dark chocolate with 72% cacao in New Zealand. It's New Zealand chocolate through and through. Taste Dark Ghana. Enjoy it. Go to Ghana. Come to the Chocolate Republic with Doug of Doug's Republic