Nicaragua 75%

by Barsmiths™ Chocolate
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Semi-Dark   (75%)
Strain ICS   (+ UF; CATIE Hybrids)
Source Nicaragua   (Matagalpa)
Flavor Naked   
Style Mainstream      
“I would never want to be Elvis”, rationalizes the stupidest man in the world, “that’d be all too much”.

Then again, maybe he has a point. And a consolation in this bar.

Elvis leads a complicated existence: he might’ve “left the buidling” yet still lives (re: record sales / visits to Graceland) but can hardly savor any chocolate.

So accept this bar, however humble, as a stroke of personal fortune. A privilege even the one & only Elvis can’t have.
Appearance   4.6 / 5
Color: ink jet brown
Surface: fine grade
Temper: lacquered plaque
Snap: rocking
Aroma   6.8 / 10
flat if not frowsty: black mission fig & licorice
Mouthfeel   13.2 / 15
Texture: smoove (hand-tempered smooth groove)
Melt: mid-tempo
Flavor   42 / 50
sweet licorice -> plain cocoa powder, robust roast, smoked but no tannin -> sapote sweet spot -> cane -> pitaya / dragon fruit -> biscuit backstop
Quality   15.3 / 20
A starter bar which Barsmiths™ admits it just gives away instead of selling, or uses in flight demos opposite mass-production fodder to prove that even humble artisan fare outperforms the candy giants.

Pretty monochromatic, nothing glam or sexed; just solid straight fare.

Barsmiths'™ COO: "Funny thing about this chocolate is that it's the one a lot of people like most. Some even ask for a refund on our $50 bar, saying that'd rather spend it on this." She continues, only half facetiously, "I think I'm going to have to start charging for this. Like maybe even a little more, like maybe $75."

Life inside the 1% bubble.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar

Reviewed November 20, 2013


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