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by Chocolove
Info Details
Country USA   (via Belgium)
Type Semi-Dark   (55%)
Strain Amazon   
Source Ivory Coast   
Flavor Sugar   
Style Industrial      
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Few redeeming qualities as an eating chocolate. Check that – NO redeeming qualities.
Appearance   2.1 / 5
Color: raw umber
Surface: brush plate w/ Vaseline lens; dusty, moldy (poor/over conching?); perhaps stepped on by addition of cocoa powder
Temper: mud
Snap: muffled w/ shrapnel
Aroma   5.3 / 10
skank: burnt cheap tobacco -> paraffin w/ a back of canned cherries & tin
Mouthfeel   10.2 / 15
Texture: cloudy, good coverage, little flavor distribution, then water
Melt: non-existent for 10 seconds: quick dispersal thereafter
Flavor   28.6 / 50
Swiss Miss cocoa run over by vanilla w/ harsh steel & machine oil backing
Quality   9.8 / 20
At least it rates higher (barely) than its percentage of cacáo-content. Likely victim of Dutching. CBS of ~2:3:3 means mass got flattened by sugar-butter

  

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