by Salgado
Info Details
Country Argentina   
Type Flavored   (Orange; 60%)
Strain CCN-51   
Source Ecuador   
Flavor Twang   
Style Industrial      
Sunshine for disinfectant. The bar financial analyst Steve Eisman must’ve been biting off when he, a street fighter taking on Wall Street, got inside the black box to blow up the rot beneath the veneer of respectable investment managers lying-to-infinity, well before the 2008 meltdown. A guy some proclaim to be a prick but a smart, honest, & fearless prick. In other words, dangerous.

Analyzing a highly-touted AAA-rated equity he wrote "it is a perfectly hedged financial institution: it loses money in every conceivable interest-rate environment”... just as this bar bleeds & leaks citrus seed extract, the undercurrent to "Arriba's" reputation of “distinctive trademark floral aroma”.

And the bosses wanted to get rid of him.
Appearance   4.9 / 5
Color: beautiful burnt orange
Surface: proud code-of-arms on the front; backside surface of the moon
Temper: well-polished
Snap: snaptronics: sharp & loud
Aroma   7.6 / 10
IntensO, the Big ‘O’ for Orange... a canister spraying & spilling all over it; super fresh zest, rind, & juice... persists for hours w/ just a dusting of cocoa
Mouthfeel   12.4 / 15
Texture: dry powder rounded by lecithin
Melt: even paced
Flavor   35.7 / 50
hops off the bus blitzing orange -> chocolate thrown underneath it -> runs roughshod over potted soil -> kicks burnt licorice to the curb -> settles in a quieter depot where underpinnings of cacáo butter & embittered polyphenols balm-'n-taser together before quelling seditious orange for bittersweet citrus cocktail highlighted in blood orange -> empties grapefruit seed extract w/ warm cocoa backflush
Quality   10.8 / 20
Heavy-handed, hence, aptly named. In so far as Salgado’s hot-roast of a house-style, readily apparent in its other bars, comes in handy here to good effect simply means burnt ashes go a long way to complimenting excessive & overpowering orange... by restraining it. Otherwise, very little core chocolate would get in the way of a derma-brasion acid-peel scouring the tongue. Even so, how they expressed this much fresh-flavor sensation out of an oil extract stands testament to Argentina’s citrus farmers & their orange crop, at a scale of several dozen in a bushel basket, to make California produce taste diluted by comparison.

The larger question remains: if this cacáo really inheres “dinstinctive trademark floral aroma”, why would any bar-smith do the opposite of gilding the lilly, smothering & suffocating it by spraying a floral extinguisher? The answer blows in the wind of Rio Arriba.

ING: cocoa mass, sugar, cacáo butter, orange oil, soya lecithin; CBS (Cocoa-Butter-Sugar ratio) 6:9:10


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