by Raùsch
Info Details
Country Germany   
Type Semi-Dark   (60%; Lot 57244B3)
Strain Amazon   
Source Peru   (Amacado)
Flavor Sugar   
Style Industrial      
Cocaine smugglers have gone bananas. A "logistical error" resulted in boxes filled with bananas & cocaine being delivered to supermarkets in Germany.

What an unexpected surprise.

Yes, 140 kg of cocaine with an estimated black market value of 6 million euros were discovered shortly before the bananas went on sale to the public. Employees, in yet another surprise, called police.

This bar sourced in cocaine-rich Peru & manufactured in Germany also goes bananas on some refined white crystals. No need to dial 911 though -- it's just sugar cane.
Appearance   3.9 / 5
Color: slate brown
Surface: super model (the wrapper too -- über chiffon-like)
Temper: subdued
Snap: splintery
Aroma   6.4 / 10
cocoa deep in the woods
coconut shells
balsam of Peru
Mouthfeel   12.6 / 15
Texture: round fat
Melt: forever & ever
Flavor   39.2 / 50
sweet cocoa & coconut milk -> fudge brownie -> that vanilla-like Balsam of Peru hungover from the Aroma -> back woods (chonta & cedar) -> banana -> butter cream -> roasted brazil nut & sacha inchi -> macs -> burnt cocoa 'n cherimoya (quite the contrast)
Quality   13.7 / 20
Contrary to the packaging, a reputable 3rd party in Germany informs that Raùsch neither owns the Amacado plantation in Peru nor manufactures its own chocolate.

Be that as it may, this rather large company clearly appropriates if not confiscates the geist of kraftwerk-schokolade… to rather convincing effect, at least judging from the externalities (wrapper; appearance; Interior contents however reveal the paw prints of an industrial giant trampling around the rainforest (lots of sugar, over-torching those burnt beans, plus enough added cocoa butter to soften the blow of any predator).

Raùsch tantalizes the buyers with script of "full bodied… & still astonishingly mild". Sugar & fat will do that.

A CBS (Cocoa mass / Butter / Sugar ratio) of ~2/5/4 translates to an obese-sweet in which core cocoa flavor gets bounced out to the edges. Thus attenuated, Raùsch decides to apply the heat to scorch the kernels in order for them to cut thru. It partially works.

At pennies per gram, Amacado 60% amounts to a sweet, cheap, & safe romp thru the "jungle".

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter

Reviewed June 17, 2014


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