Exploding Coconuts

by Fearless
Info Details
Country USA   (via Brazil)
Type Flavored   (Coconut in 70%; via Amma)
Strain Amelonado   (Parasinho)
Source Brazil   (Mata Atlântica; Bahia; Fazenda Monte Alegre)
Flavor Crossover   
Style retro-American      
Revolting raw choc & exploding coconuts... the probable drunkey-business behind some simian military junta... except they’re among the smartest apes in the jungle.

That was Springtime 2011.

The updated version proves these creatures have discovered fire, demonstrating hIgher IQ, EQ, & CQ (Chocolate Quotient).
Appearance   2.9 / 5
Color: caramel milk brown
Surface: pelts & welts
Temper: inconsistent
Snap: a first in chocodom -- virtually none; decrepit
Aroma   7.9 / 10
evil sex: coconut oil rubbed on Prada leather werks -> nuts (almonds & brazils hanging off vines & bushes) -> pulls out the boards cut from catuaba & dyewood
Mouthfeel   12.5 / 15
Texture: contrastive: smooth chocolate against shredded coconut filaments...
Melt: ... the speed bumps to what otherwise swings rather quickly
Flavor   44.3 / 50
baseline cocoa totters between semi-raw chocolate & a coconut insurrection... back & forth... back & forth... until it magically hangs right over the fulcrum instead -> piggybacks then onto expeller-pressed brown-sugar lightning -> strikes pitanga cherry (superb) -> holds this tripled-tiered sensation (cocoa – coconut – cherry) thru to rounding off on jaboticaba (think muscadine grape) -> star anise aftermath
Quality   18.1 / 20
Lightens up Fearless’ 75% Dark Midnight by reducing the cacáo-content 5% & adding shredded coconut in its place.

A sort of vegan version of a Dark-Milk Choc, swapping out dairy of course for that coconut (the so-called 'mylk' trend point). That does more than just mask an underdeveloped chocolate base. Coconut modulates this bar to achieve what its the 75% brethren, in an earlier more "raw" incarnation, failed at miserably: sustain that core cocoa flavor while simultaneously enhancing the lone fruit note catalyzed by sugar.

Well-conceived by Fearless & brilliantly executed by Amma on its behalf. One well worth the endeavor.

ING: raw cocoa, coconut, unrefined sugar

Reviewed March 2011
Revised May 2013


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