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Roasted White

by Soma
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Country Canada   
Type White Chocolate   
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Flavor Crossover   (Naked x Earthen x Sugar)
Style New School      
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About a month ago a review delved into the subject of The Last Meal Chocolate -- a parlor game played by chocomanes -- that involves which chocolate to covet on death row, right before the executioner arrives, to cap off the goodbye supper.

Who in their right mind could hold down & stomach any meal under such circumstances. And who wouldn't be busy plotting a last-minute escape?

Well, if finality does arrive, this should be on the menu. Christ, on this Holy Thursday, consider a little break 'n bite with Soma's Roasted White instead of passing the bread wafers around. Tastes of sweet communion.

A great White that cakewalks with vanilla after dancing with the devil of fire.
Appearance   5 / 5


a shame to behead this bunny
Color: lightly-toasted marshmallow
Surface: rabbit mold
Temper: hopping
Snap: wheeking thump
Aroma   9.1 / 10
a delicate & refined White… ahhh, yes, a "fine White Chocolate"
bakery butter / cream / pastry flour
patisserie-level… none of the fake dough conditioners, mono-glycerides or heavy AMF… just the lightest croissant flakes with White Chocolate's traditional lemon touched by spices (sugar + vanilla) into pineapple
aerates roasted marshmallow
Mouthfeel   12.4 / 15
Texture: bubble monster of some grain & slippage
Melt: all tortoise, no hare (what happened to the rabbit?)
Flavor   45.9 / 50
toasted bread crumbs -> vanilla egg cream -> pure white choc -> lemon drop honey -> cake frosting
& where doth it all go after melting… suspended in a breathlessly fragile balance before scurrying down the rabbit hole, of course
Quality   17.6 / 20
So superb it borders fulsome in transforming an Easter tchotchke up to hi gastro-art.

Traditional yet innovative.

Soma utilizes Valrhona's considerable Ivoire & improves it considerably. Serves in some ways as a counterpoint to Fruition 's Toasted White which caramelizes the action throughout while this hints as much in singeing the outer skin but then reverts to a more standardized White within, for the best of both.

The only frustration might be that Soma could roast deeper into the subcutaneous folds to further enrich & extend those toasted biscuit notes at the top that are so atypical for the category.

White Luvin' Fooles will wuv this bunny wabbit.

INGREDIENTS: sugar, cocoa butter, milk, vanilla, lecithin

Reviewed April 17, 2014

  

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