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Ghana (Vanilla)

by Brasstown
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Dark   (75%)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Ghana   
Flavor Spices & Herbs   (vanilla spice)
Style Mainstream      
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PLEASE NOTE: Brasstown was formerly known as it's chocolate

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Chocolate Psy-ops.

In The Cave, Plato describes a group shackled inside it, with a fire at their back. They see only shadows cast upon a wall by the people walking behind them. They mistake shadows for reality. To see things as they truly are, they must be unshackled & make their way outside.

Engaged in epistemic warfare, as defined by Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting), means planned operations to convey selected information to influence emotions, motives, objective reasoning &, ultimately, behavior.

A key word in Plato’s Cave — aletheia — (literally, “the state of not being hidden”), loosely translates as ‘truth’. Heidegger’s reading of The Cave stakes a claim that unearthing is a precondition of truth. Truth-seeking then deals with disclosure — to uncover illusory representations that prevent seeing the world the way it is.

In a kind of epistemic attack, this bar tries to pull the hood over the T-buds (T for Taste) in the form of vanilla to mask the truth... for mainstream consumption.

It (partially) succeeds.
Appearance   3.4 / 5
Color: riverbed brown...
Surface: … still swirling in motion on the back
Temper: semi-dull
Snap: clasped
Aroma   7.8 / 10
puts the vanilla in the coconut shell & stirs it round 'n round
Mouthfeel   12.6 / 15
Texture: fluid (thanks in part to a lecithin lube)
Melt: swells up to about a 32A
Flavor   39.3 / 50
vanilla-driven chocolate -> wears thin easy & early into a coconut pile whence it reverts to the Aromatics of this bar's sib
Quality   15.1 / 20
it's chocolate reaches for the full make-up kit (sugar, add'l cocoa butter, vanilla & lecithin) & applies it on the relatively pale-faced plain Ghana Foestero [sic].

And to good effect.

Vanilla furnishes a real service in buttressing a prone cocoa while leaving it still quite anemic -- by Ghana standards. Particularly the last couple trimesters of the progression, after the vanilla has runs its course, fleeing that opening chocolate front.

This demonstrates yet one more example of how some barsmiths abandon makeup, occasionally, at their own peril.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla

Reviewed February 6, 2014

  

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