The Goat

by fincaChocolate
Info Details
Country USA   
Type Milk Chocolate   (goat's milk)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Dominican Republic   
Flavor Earthen   
Style New School      
Shannon Gilpan, one tough babe (stated with affection & admiration) at almost 6 foot tall, rarely bitches or whines like a lot of guys these days even though she may feel entitled to since experiencing teenage rape.

Instead, she dares to make change more than a mere belief mouthed by political vanities & left her house for the great outdoors -- voyaging from here to far overseas.

Gilpan came across an innocent yet powerful tool along with the radical insight that anyplace where women hopped on bicycles, the social terrain shifted toward gender equality.

Certain regions of the globe however still forbid female pedal-power. Much of the Muslim world, for instance, out of gallantry for the "fairer sex" prohibits them from straddling anything (a horse, a scooter, a bike… well, anything but that codpiece between a man's legs) or because of the threat bicycling represents by way of freedom & independence. Their very own inanities sully name of the prophet (PBUH) that they should just self-fatwah.

Accordingly, Shannon took her mountain bike to the peaks of Afghanistan, right into the teeth of the Taliban, to teach sisters-from-another-mister how to ride in defiance of motorists who often attempt to run them off the road, if not run them over.

Together they lead a quiet revolution without passing around Petraeus-style bags of cash or lethal weapons. Inexplicably, as of late October 2014, after 19 visits to Afghanistan no one from the U.S. government -- whether the Pentagon, the State Dept, Foreign Service, -- ever contacted her. Just as well considering the reputation of the Federal Gov't & the White House nowadays might compromise her standing in the countryside.

This bar contains nothing from Afghanistan. In fact fincaChocolate assembles it on the Great Plains of America in Logan, Ohio along the foothills of Appalachia.

But it exudes all the nimble agility of an Afghani markhor mountain goat that Shannon probably encounters along her trails.
Appearance   3.6 / 5
Color: ruddy ibex brown
Surface: nicked 'n weathered
Temper: fuzzy mohair
Snap: baa
Aroma   8.1 / 10
a vanilla-laden goat kickin' up some funk-footed tang 'til subsumed into a caramelized wood
Mouthfeel   12.3 / 15
Texture: light on the pal (for palate)
Melt: lissome
Flavor   46.8 / 50
boots up deep caramel -> candy corn -> punchy Milk Chocolate -> minor whiff of goat hoof -> triggers a bit of a first: candied umami (exceptional)
Quality   18 / 20
Goat's Milk Chocolate tend to be a breed apart. The knock on them: boorish & unruly, most of them quite coarse & rambunctious, even bleating beasts.

fincaChocolate delivers the unexpected opposite: the cashmere of the category. The Goat so well woven into this bar that it almost registers at completely undetectable levels save for a momentary tap.

Impressive to say the least & frolicsome to state the obvious with those frisky candied licks.

Wisely & skillfully mated with some mudslinging Dominican cacáo. Hmmm, mud… ah huh, maybe that explains the taming of the goat.

INGREDIENTS: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, goat milk powder, vanilla

Reviewed December 17, 2014


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