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Ekwador

by Chris & Tom / Manufactura Czekolady
Info Details
Country Poland   
Type Dark   (70%)
Strain CCN-51   
Source Ecuador   
Flavor Earthen   
Style Industrial      
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The cheap slag variety of chocolate reserved for giveaways & gifts to under-performing doormen, evil neighbors, & lesser mortals who immediately consume dead-tissue without any reluctance whatsoever -- unlike carnevoyeurs who need to autopsy them first.

God bless their souls for disposing such waste & thereby sparing monkeys, birds & other wildlife creatures -- including microorganisms classified under diseases of cacáo -- from having to scavenge on jungle-trash.
Appearance   3.7 / 5
Color: dark brown
Surface: smudged & scuffed
Temper: lacquered
Snap: on spot click-clack
Aroma   7.1 / 10
quiet reserve in the rainforest at the second hour of sunlight, after the morning dew dries, the floor still damp & the tree barks slightly soft... over there by an evergreen a little passion fruits before the organized chaos in the jungle breaks out... all just a sleepy-time dream until the alarm rings &, idyll over, CCN-51 cinnamon sounds the wake-up call
Mouthfeel   10.6 / 15
Texture: the lone redemption to this sad experience
Melt: stringent
Flavor   26.4 / 50
cocoa talc -> fleeing papaya with very light passion fruit back -> shifts to that tell-tale CCN-51 dirty-cinnamon detected in the Aroma, attached here to considerable astringency that billows up a fake jasmine apparition (distilled in alcohol from a poor ferment) -> insect larva (seriously) -> una de gato -> finishes up straight talc, gypsum, & cement; green walnut the aft-length
Quality   11.7 / 20
Dependably Ecuaboring.

This Polish Manufaktura Czekolady (for 'Workshop Chocolate'), started by the duo Chris & Tom who left corporate slots in the tech industry to pursue their "dream jobs" in chocolate, attempts what amounts to a salvage mission on a bad seed to begin with, gone moldy & stale in transit. They toil in vain however as whoever brokered this sorry sack of beans to them performed a disservice, a scam really, in the very transaction by offering these up for sale in the first place.

Pure dreck in furtherance of damaging Ecuador's brand even more (as well as that of the already battered CCN-51, if that's even possible).

And a real dream-killer... the kind of stuff best fit for Dutch processing, then smeared with heavy vanilla.

ING: cocoa mass, sugar

Reviewed October 18, 2011

  

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