Failing forward; disjointed assembly keeps falling apart while being chewed together, until unified by a breath of fresh.... who’d of thunk the funk... garlic!
Appearance 4.1 / 5
|Color:||dark purple x orange drops|
|Surface:||smooth w/ almond studs|
Aroma 7.3 / 10
cinnamon, almonds, pepper, oxidized sea breeze
Mouthfeel 12.4 / 15
|Texture:||a compound that fights for flavor vs. texture|
|Melt:||forget melt, think disintegration|
Flavor 42.2 / 50
breaks open almond -> big salt wash -> choc’s natural acidity (mostly blackberry) meets up w/ cinnamon, darkening prospects to the point of causing some canceling FXs, before late & semi-faint pepper & garlic heat waft-in to close out
Quality 16.3 / 20
Haphazard trial & error; like many great things in life, even scientific laws, ultimately a ‘compound mystery’. Little measurement between base & additives, yet by mission’s end it all works. What it lacks in charm & good taste, it gains with stealth, surviving in the factitious forces of molecular gastronomy.