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White with Nibs

by Danta
Info Details
Country Guatemala   
Type White Chocolate   (w/ Nibs)
Strain Matina   (-ish)
Source Guatemala   (Suchitepéquez, Los Ujuxtes Estate)
Flavor Sugar   
Style New School      
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A tongue-throb of sensory-textural overload. Oral sex (including some nibbling teeth behind a smooth lip) right up there with the Taoist discipline of ‘tongue kung fu’. To maintain decorum in public, this requires the art of how to fake NOT having an orgasm.
Appearance   4.8 / 5
Color: alternating lemerald (emerald-lemon) ‘n black
Surface: mint-chocolate chip ice cream molded into a Jackson Pollack print: flattened Nibs against washed-canvas, the ruffian compared to Green & Black’s™ refined vanilla-flecked White
Temper: opaque
Snap: crystallized crash
Aroma   9.4 / 10
fulgent buttermilk-cocoa streaming out the wrapper, both cacáo & dairy butter as well as those golden nuts malabar & macadamia -> sums into toffee-praliné from pine nuts
Mouthfeel   13.1 / 15
Texture: lubed shrapnel
Melt: punctuated w/ commas, colons & periods
Flavor   45.3 / 50
cocoa Oreo™ -> choc-chip ice cream from the surface exhales all over the taste buds -> waxes paraffin to momentarily stall -> picks back up as Nibs rumble thru to salted-toffee brittle -> rare & totally unexpected prosciutto ending
Quality   17.8 / 20
Very vanilla-driven, assertive without annoying ala Askinosie’s El Rustico. More in the vein of another Askinosie bar – White Nibble – that explores polar opposite ends of chocolate’s spectrum, incorporating Nibs into Chocolate, a combo usually reserved for Milks and Darks rather than Whites. Further bolstered by vitamin & mineral enriched milk-savors creating those salted hits which, in tandem with the Mouthfeel, seemingly generate toffee bits to overcome that wobble / temporary stall-out at the midpoint of this bar's progression.

As fun as the flavor strikes, this compound remains mostly about the Texture. Whiteys, after all, are all in it for the mouth & this is replete with massive Textural contrast to set the frenum loose: smooth vs. crunch; butters & fat vs. splinters & shrapnel, plus the speed differentials – lapsed vs. cracking fast.

Danta delivers another great White-based bar to go along with the plain truth of its basic White.

ING: sugar, enriched milk pwdr (incl soy lecithin), cacáo butter, Nibs, (more) soy lecithin, vanilla bean

Reviewed Autumn 2010

  

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