Info Details
Country USA   
Type Flavored   (Peanut Butter; Semi-Dark)
Strain Criollo   (in the mix)
Source Madagascar   (Sambirano Valley)
Flavor Crossover   (Earthen x Fruits/Flowers)
Style New School      
PBJ OMG... CUWTA, Patric txt'g this one home BION.

No AITR or CD9s here (the ones /21\\50 who forbid additives in their "mature chocolates"). They left for the night & the kidz play safe alone with this outlaw bar.

So inspired to hatch this, Patric could've tweeted his creative process in making it: 'I went to get some groceries... natural peanut butter, WonderBread®, jar of Smucker's®, cocoa, sugar, & a pack of butts. Paid cashier, got my change, got back on my bike & started thumbing the Top 10 List of When NOT to Multi-Task on the way to my GF:

10) while getting married
9) while facing a firing squad

8.5) while being born

8) when in a job interview (unless the job is a relative of Steve Jobs)
7) QBing on 4th Down during a blitz package that will decide the Super Bowl
6) crossing a vehicles-only / no-pedestrian-allowed freeway in LA
5) during sleep
4) getting buried (that won’t work)
3) weight-lifting
2) driving on said LA freeway while watching an Apple TV monitor embedded in the steering column, talking & txt’ing on the iPad (in which case you already are multi-tasking so revert back to #8) &
#1 time when not to multi-task... hold on, let me get back to you on this, I'm too damn busy doing other things right now.
OK, I'm back with the #1 reason in the Top 10 List of When NOT to Multi-Task:
(Paul, drumroll please! ): gazing deeply into the eyes of your beloved & whispering that they mean everything, that they’re the whole world & absolutely nothing else matters... except chocolate.

Tweet ends with 'came home with a finished bar & no groceries'.

Now you know what it takes to make artisan chocolate.
Appearance   4.9 / 5
Color: light fawn
Surface: a nearly flawless plaque
Temper: deerskin finish
Snap: bends as much as breaks
Aroma   7.7 / 10
k, let's deal & dispense with the obvious: Reese's® @ recess... very gentle peanut butter spread over a wooden counter -> exhales beautiful bromeliads
Mouthfeel   12 / 15
Texture: soft but thicker than mud
Melt: semi-fast at first until it slows into 4EAE putty
Flavor   40.9 / 50
404 blank beginning, NM... sugar (on the edge of cloying) & cocoa butter dominate the peanut which briefly has its day then AOAS B4YKI poof-86 MRA to those promised berry-inflections (like KWSTA... OMB, HS, JEOMK)

the upshot: as advertised -- EZ as a a little PB, thin jelly smear + 2 slices of white wonder bread -- AIAMU JUADLAM
Quality   17.3 / 20
Ingenious. INUCOSM with this PBJ OMG around.

Lest anyone fear that Alan McClure of Patric is ACORN, he is & isn't IMAO.

In a nod to economic realities, Patric, among the new class of purists who prefers cocoa & sugar & nothing else in his bar formulations, bows to market demands that should be geeked for this his mainlined confection. Clever pitch to the masses; AFGO leads to ADAD. Hey, EMRTW.

As the barsmith himself explains about this PBJ OMG ?^: "dark roasted peanut butter + cacao with naturally occurring jam-like bursts of berry flavor ="... well, msg rec'd. The virtual-jelly compliments of Madagascar cacáo whose volatiles & moreover acidity render those fruited simulants.

The PB subtle enough here that this whole compound feels AB... with the jelly being the additive instead of the peanuts. Probably could've achieved a similar outcome without any PB whatsoever by employing some janky Ecuadorian beans with their peanut-like flavors. Or better still Peru -- the province of Tcho's 'Nutty' Bar.

AAR8, Patric really did his DD & calibrates the ingredients with precision to generate those PBJ FXs even if the cacáo-content, judging by the color & the cloy, weighs in at a measly amount. @TEOTD this hits the intended target though, with a bullseye: ITM.

The peanut gallery should get their BSEG on like AYCE for a DTC.

A G1.


ANFAWFOS: this review sponsored by the AAAAA (IGWST IHA).

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar, peanut butter, cocoa butter, salt

Reviewed August 15, 2012


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