Tremezzo Bio

by Agostoni
Info Details
Country Italy   
Type Semi-Dark   (70%)
Strain Blend   
Flavor Naked   
Style Mainstream      
The new math logic: Tremezzo Bio = '3-halves organic' in Italian.

Organic… can the label be trusted now that the very definition of it has been watered down?

At several "Green Markets" & "Farmers' Markets" across the USA -- affordable primarily to the rich with booths staffed by local urban college students -- produce can be 85% pesticide / herbicide-free & still qualify as 'organic'.

That it suffers from a mild bout of the 'half-pregnant' syndrome is injury enough but abuse adds further insult for GMO & Roundup Seeds™ have infiltrated some goods without farmers themselves even knowing it. And in a perverse twist, Monsanto, the perpetrator of many such agri-tech transgressions, harasses small farmers victimized by wind-borne seeds ruining their crops by essentially trespassing on their property, then taking those same unsuspecting victims to court for patent infringement.

It’s enough to make Farm Aid™ President Willie Nelson reach for another bowl of hydroponic for breakfast ('no bacon this morning, darlin', just wake 'n bake, thank you') because about the only things resembling organic nowadays comes out of the eau de toilet. show more »
Appearance   3.5 / 5
Color: dark despite the...
Surface: ... bloom
Temper: compromised
Snap: excellent pop
Aroma   4.8 / 10
dirty soap... potted soil, mud, glycerin bubbles, ammonia... could be caused by a number of ills from fermentation &/or drying to storage & roasting
Mouthfeel   11.3 / 15
Texture: choppy
Melt: uneven flow
Flavor   43.1 / 50
kinder cocoa (as in kindergarten), very vanilla-friendly -> outlier grape + breaded figs -> vanilla pod scrapes thru with an ethyl vanillin edge (synthetic flavoring?) -> tapioca back -> faint cherry dissolve against amandine-cocoa
Quality   14.8 / 20
Bulwark... steady / constant, reliable flavor.

Hardly an offset or even a blip on a rather flatline contour, save for Texture which see-saws between smooth & sporadic.

CBS (Cocoa mass / Butter / Sugar ratio): 3:4:3

Reviewed June 12, 2012


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