For white chocolate, El Rey & Vestri are clearly the originals, & Amedei’s just a backup copy.
Paradise by Allah, in the Koran, snakes around not only rivers of water & wine, but also fresh milk & pure honey. The place overflows with more tributaries than the Amazon. Islam's holy book dates back to the 7th century & echos earlier Hebrew images. National pride probably motivated Muslims to sensationalize Judaism's "milk & honey": if paradise of 1 nation possessed springs & streams of it, the better paradise of a better nation would naturally possess whole rivers of them. Poet Jonathan Cohen notes the better the place, the better the god, right? Like our own Empyrean Emerald City of Oz or the Mouse’s Magic Kingdom. Such implications bolster national pride; of being the chosen ones of a greater god. For white chocolate, El Rey & Vestri are clearly the originals, & Amedei’s just trying to float its boat on that river. Still, as a backup copy of paradise, it’s pretty realistic.
Appearance 4.1 / 5
|Temper:||intemperate – absorbs shine|
|Snap:||a lambswool blanket has more snap; jagged Dover Cliffs on the snap wall|
Aroma 7.2 / 10
milk 'n honey; Marc Anthony could smell Cleopatra (or J. Lo) drinking it in her bath
Mouthfeel 14.1 / 15
|Texture:||butter fat cream|
|Melt:||hunk o' honeycomb|
Flavor 41.3 / 50
infant formula: milk + sugar w/ extra casein & whey -> alfalfa honey... wells up a gust of white rockrose before draining into vanilla sinkhole
Quality 16.7 / 20
Maintains integrity despite deodorized cacáo butter. Temporary sugar pacifier. Soon the burps, burbles, & drivel lead to a tasty emetic.