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Lait Bolivie Sauvage

by A. Morin
Info Details
Country France   
Type Dark-Milk   (48%; Batch Date 3/19/12)
Strain Beniano   
Source Bolivia   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   
Style Neo-Modern      
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Lawmakers in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (the country where the cacáo in this bar comes from) declare it illegal for a man to have sex with a woman & her daughter at the same time. Separately is fine; but together, no. Presumably this posed a big enough problem that they passed a law against it.

Maybe the same holds true for Milk Chocolate. Especially this outlaw bar from the French A. Morin.

Guess who is what in this illicit 'bar-rage à trois' featuring cacáo, milk, & sugar?
Appearance   3.7 / 5
mummy-wrapped tighter than an XS-sized condom on a Big 10"
Color: fuchsia brown
Surface: a little worse for the wear
Temper: retired
Snap: a screamer
Aroma   8.9 / 10
uncanny Cinnamon Red Hot® candy
huge / persistent / lasts-all-day
doctored or not, laughably fun
Mouthfeel   12.4 / 15
Texture: max wax
Melt: thoroughly liquifies
Flavor   47.2 / 50
soft caramel twirls about a cinnamon stick -> chocolate milk (as opposed to the other way around) -> Red Hots® hung over from the Aroma -> vanilla (none added) spices a banana cream float -> more spice... gingerbread -> goes out vegetal / green / herbal matcha tea
Quality   18 / 20
Purists shun vanilla nowadays in their Dark bars but who dares go without in Milk Chocolate?

Good thing no one told Franck Morin.

No need for vanilla with his level of custom tailoring.

Tastes positively manipulated beyond a mere Milk Chocolate, as though venturing into stealth territory, compromised ala Dos Rios with Flavored infusions.

Outstanding alignment of compounds. Those esters responsible for Bolivia's signature dried-fruit notes -- gleaned in A. Morin's straight 70% Dark -- convert to pronounced spices under the influence of lactose sugars in this bar.

High quality French milk too, almost bottle-fresh, compared to the tainted dairy found in Duffy's Dark-Milk Ocumare that should stigmatize English cows with 'contaminated' on their foreheads. Only trace milk powder detected in this, the components so well integrated.

A near-seamless pairing; check that, Franck Morin daisy-chains cacáo, milk, & sugar into a flavorful threesome.

INGREDIENTS: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whole milk powder

Reviewed December 14, 2012

Beth Mueller's milk bottles inscribed with 'Believe', 'Love', 'Joy' & 'Cheers' among other positive attributes that Morin pours into this bar

  

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