Artisan is an overwrought term in the ever multiplying chocolate galleries around the world. Like her initials, Ginger Elizabeth switches the lights on with a photorealist aesthetic. Think Chuck Close/Audrey Flack/Idelle Webber working the body-shop of the taste senses. Collectable. Jump on this.
Presentation 4.7 / 5
overall spare... goes right to where it counts -> mostly square-shaped & enrobed pieces; generally tight finish (a few imperfections easily overwhelmed by some w/ gorgeous floor-designer quality inlay tiles) of ideal weight & size
Aromas 3.9 / 5
sweats a heavy tang concentrate of fresh cocoa-fruit juice
Textures/Melt 8.3 / 10
|Centers:||softly dense suede|
Flavor 45.6 / 50
clean & transparent; New American forward w/out being froward; chocolate often a mere canvas (could stand a higher quotient) but its influence always felt
Quality 27.2 / 30
Soft hands providing good touch. Young, ambitious, & somewhat off the beaten cacáo-path in Sacramento, CA - helping to remake the image of American chocolate infused with that old-time religion of innovation, imagination, & individualism.
|Couverture:||Felchlin, Guittard, & Valrhona|