Chili Peri-Peri

by Chris & Tom / Manufactura Czekolady
Info Details
Country Poland   
Type Flavored   (Chili Piri-Piri in 70%)
Strain CCN-51   
Source Ecuador   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style Rustic      
Chris & Tom demonstrating they can perform near-miracles in engineering feats to re-purpose that mud hole called Ekwador Grand Cru.

Just toss this bar into the backyard wading pool. Its thermogenesis will melt into, if not quite a hot spring, a kind of steam bath.

Ahhh... according to the Manufaktura Czekolday (better known as Chris & Tom), the thistle of this spice will steam away any worries as it "encourages production of endorphins - the hormone of happiness".
Appearance   3.7 / 5
Color: dim
Surface: brushed plate; backside peppered with chili flakes
Temper: opaque
Snap: parchment
Aroma   7.4 / 10
Dark-Milk countenance of a Cheetos™ funk sprinkled with pimento
Mouthfeel   10.9 / 15
Texture: dry topology, some sand & papered pepper flakes
Melt: long & stringent
Flavor   37.7 / 50
exceptional geranium rose petals just steamrolled by chocolate-asphalt -> thermals from the rear recesses... as background heat hangs in the corners, then comes to the fore with smoke tones (pimento) -> sugar catalyzes sweet red bell pepper -> smolders over talc + cocoa powder
Quality   15.2 / 20
Safe & well on this side of a conflagration.

Pepper remarkably covers up & over a mortared Ecuadorian cacáo. Better still, it actually enhances what scant baseline cocoa flavor subsides in this flat bean.

Though piri-piri can burn up to 175,000 Scoville Units, or pretty damn hot & in league with habaneros, Chris & Tom contain the heat well with only a backdraft of its furnace rather than any full fury.

An achievement deserving honorable discharge from this bar's indefensible Ekwador base.

ING: cocoa mass, sugar, peri-peri chili

Reviewed October , 2011


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