On the surface it’s Bambi vs. Godzilla; Ali vs. Liston; Jolie vs. Aston; The Monkees vs. The Beatles; Dark vs. Milk Chocolate... the common thread... complete & total mismatches. Beneath it all is a bed of salt.
Appearance 3.6 / 5
|Color:||Dark ‘n Milk Choc intertwined|
|Snap:||tight (even Milk’s pulling its weight); smooth edge|
Aroma 7.8 / 10
power of Dark Cacáo, its earth & wood laminates over Milk Choc substrate
Mouthfeel 12.1 / 15
Flavor 28.7 / 50
pillar of salt collapses as bruised & battered cacáos struggle to navigate around that & all the wax + fat -> bitter pecan -> mushroom -> cocoa bark
Quality 11.3 / 20
Where Bernachon utilizes hazelnuts to meld its successful Jour et Nuit, this trots out salt to referee & bridge the Milk & Dark formats, to nil effect since it nullifies, for the most part, the components. Even without it, this formulation is highly dubious: blending the domineering 90% Ecuador with the benign 38% Venzy Criollo Milk Chocolate – an abuse of both bean stocks. These blueprints need to go back to the drawing table.