Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark   (70%)
Strain CCN-51   
Source Peru   (San Martin)
Flavor Fruits & Flowers   
Style Mainstream      
The dedication page of Anne Carson’s red doc > reads simply: “To the randomizer.”

As previously noted, it tantalizes with all kinds of possibilities: an ancient deity or a private muse or some supercomputer deep in an undersea cave, powered by whale song & octopus arms & ocean-filtered shafts of honey-wheat sunlight.

Chalk up the difference between this 70% San Martin & its 100% sib to another "randomizer": Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate in upstate NY.

One of those make-up bars, in line with make-up sex, to atone for the un-fumigated 100%, that toxic octopus which wraps one tentacle around the tongue while the others flood every orifice with spew before spawning this chocolate.

Take her away, Tom Jefferson (America's fondest philander, echoed a couple centuries later by free-love sex-god Jim Morrison): With what majesty do we ride above the storm...
Appearance   4.7 / 5
Color: shoe brown
Surface: mesmerizing
Temper: soft shine
Snap: chirps off
Aroma   7 / 10
pot of coffee (robust; coarse grind)
breakfast cereal crumbs leftover from its big-bro 100%
Mouthfeel   12.1 / 15
Texture: mini gum balls
Melt: small fits & starts
Flavor   44.2 / 50
sound choc against rising papaya juice -> peanut & sacha inchi hovering -> bliss point: apricot, followed by some rummy astringency as the sugar cane melts thru -> almond
Quality   16.2 / 20
Sugaring does a world of good for these Peruvian San Martin dogs encountered in this label's unsweetened 100% version.

Fruition lays off the roast (balances the highs & lows) & lays on the conch (gums up the textural weeks some). Colors fade a bit in the wash but retain definition.

A solid bar & a great save; Fruition really earns this one.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar

Reviewed May 14, 2013


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