Milk Chocolate Java / PNG

by Naive
Info Details
Country Lithuania   
Type Dark-Milk   (53% cacáo-content; Lot 0007)
Strain Java   (+ 20% PNG Hybrids)
Source Indonesia   (+ Papua New Guinea)
Flavor Earthen   
Style Classic      
The 1st Milk Chocolate bar ever from the Indonesia Archipelago. Moreover, the only Dark-Milk chocolate bar ever. And the greatest chocolate bar, period. Ever.

Forever & ever.


All true… from &/or to those who know nothing to nil about the subject. Which just serves to demonstrate a larger point. show more »
Appearance   4 / 5
Color: tanned topaz
Surface: actively...
Temper: .... nucleated by plastic wrapper transfer
Snap: a shooting rubberband
Aroma   9.2 / 10
cocoa rice puffs
grass / straw / hay
smoked Gouda (imported from the erstwhile Dutch colonists of Java)
Mouthfeel   12.1 / 15
Texture: a fat mobster
Melt: bulbous
Flavor   46.3 / 50
White Chocolate burst as butter controls the entrance -> quick smoked toffee hit (excellent) -> shredded Gouda with an off-whiff precursor to sweet durian & caramel (a high point) -> malted grains -> umami savors of salt, herbs & spices (peat + tonka, the latter which envelops both a vanilla-likeness & grassy hay) -> smoked cocoa
Quality   17.9 / 20
"Naive" Domantas Uzpalis knows milk. Not since Salgado's foray into Esmeraldas after the Argentinian company's regrettable Dark bars has the choc world experienced as much.

He writes: I have a lively recollection of once trying to milk a cow. With a confident hand, I grabbed the teat & pulled it down as though it were the church bell.

Sacred music indeed, this bar. Which says a lot for a site that holds no sacred cows. Java / PNG in a winning combinatory complex of neighborly union.

Terrific finish as the points accumulate so that what starts out relatively lackluster & fraught ends up rich & full til the cows come home ringing their bells almost as clear as night 'n day / winter into summer.

The lengthy (thank you, salt) evolution beguiling, stunning & complete... It encompasses the serene whispers of Javagrey to the smoky albeit distant entrails of Tabuna PNG with stops along the way to Domantas' village of Giedraiciai, Lithuania to refresh memories kindled in his original Organic Milk Chocolate.

Something about the air, the water &, more likely, the grass on which cows feed in the Lithuanian countryside.

Best ever? Said no one never.

INGREDIENTS: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed & whole milk powder, salt, lecithin

Reviewed June 5, 2013


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