Milk Chocolate with Salt & Lime

by Moho
Info Details
Country Belize   
Type Flavored   
Strain Criollo   (extended group)
Source Brazil   (Toledo District; Moho River Valley)
Flavor Earthen   (salted earth)
Style Industrial      
Moho takes a page out of Shawn Askinosie's playbook & raises him one.

By putting the mug of each grower with their name, position, & stats on a business card, they can be flipped in the school yard as kids used to do with baseball cards ('til video games & bullying killed that game during recess). Instead of chewing gum, this includes a Milk Chocolate bar with, seemingly, gum resin (chicle).

And instead of HRs, RBIs, SOs, ERAs, it lists Theobroma cacao tree count, village, organic certification date... but why stop there?... what about fermentation turns, drying decks, roasting levels, & conche times?

Yeah, and the C-spot® can be ESPN!

Top of the line-up, batting 1-2-3: bromans Julio Canti, Marco Shol &, no lie, Firmo Choc
Appearance   4.4 / 5
Color: Belize chert pink
Surface: lots of terrain / topology (veins; marbling; + a salt mine out back)
Temper: antique finish
Snap: sounds of silence; coarse edge wall
Aroma   8.2 / 10
a dairy forest
thick dense wooded cocoa-cream
rock salt strewn about
lime hovers over the horizon in a rising sun crouch
sweaty chicle
Mouthfeel   12.4 / 15
Texture: virtually untempered; quick dissolve
Melt: rounds up fat
Flavor   18.1 / 50
salted caramel blast... twisting long & strong as sodium takes over & brines everything in its path into a dry seabed
Quality   9.3 / 20
Take the salt challenge.

When it rains it pours, & then evidently floods. A salinization of an otherwise treasured trove of cacáo.

Lime? What lime?

In adding lime, this could've / should've / would've simulated the inherent tendencies of lemon found in Java & Madagascar Dark-Milks. But salt just suffocates lime into oblivion. By the end, the only sign of it comes by way of the lime-green color on the wrapper (click image upper right to enlarge).

The brass at Moho needs to remove then hide the salt shaker from whomever got carried away here.

A year's worth of the RDA for sodium in a single bar.

INGREDIENTS: sugar, cocoa mass, milk powder, cocoa butter, salt, lime

Reviewed May 15, 2013


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