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Yojoa Dark
Matagalpa Milk

by Mesocacao
Info Details
Country Honduras   
Type Dark   (+ Milk Chocolate)
Strain Hybrid   
Source Honduras   (+ Nicaragua)
Flavor Spices & Herbs   (+ Earthen)
Style Rustic      
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Pampered infantilism reaches new heights in the upper echelons.

At campuses from Yale to Stanford, professors cancel classes &/or exams — either because students ask or because instructors are too distraught to teach.

It goes deeper still to purer pathos. Consider:
 The University of Michigan offers traumatized students coloring books & Play-Doh to calm them down (college kindergarten).
The University of Kansas reminds stressed-out charges that therapy dogs are always available.

 The favorite: Ivy League Cornell holds a campus-wide “cry-in” with officials handing out tissues & hot chocolate.

Hmmm… maybe a new market for premium chocolate.
Appearance   4 / 5
Color: incredibly light
Surface: vagabo(u)nd (world traveler)
Temper: smiling
Snap: bright break
Aroma   9.4 / 10
Yajoa Dark
a peace-loving mushroom cloud of BIG chocolate plumes... settles into chocolate mud pie -> spice cake -> tobacco on the side

Matagalpa Milk Chocolate
a dairyed glaze of the Dark (above) featuring caramelized leather -> also eventuates tobacco
Mouthfeel   13.1 / 15
Texture: Dark: yielding
Milk Chocolate: stiff upper lip
Melt: Dark: swoon-worthy
Milk Chocolate: fine sand
Flavor   41.9 / 50
Yajoa Dark
roasted cocoa -> torrified fennel / anise seed -> butter balms things down which highlights the seed into star anise against starfruit counterpoint -> rambutan -> concentrates into a musky sweet chupa pulp -> flamboyant apricot-mocha finish

Matagalpa Milk Chocolate
classic bite... huge caramel twisting up Milk Duds® / Slo-poke®... sticks it & stays on it undergirded by salt-water taffy as the melt down continues into a li'l back floral soap bubble
Quality   14.7 / 20
Yajoa Dark
Lake Yojoa, formed by volcanoes, sits rear Las Vegas... Honduras-style.

A bit 2-dimensional for the most part & fraught roast at the beginning before this bar's soft butter relieves the burn marks.

The stamina of these cocoas evident in their ability to punch thru, especially at the very tail which signals further potential lies yet ahead.

Matagalpa Milk Chocolate
Very good if indistinguishable as both a Milk Chocolate &, moreover, the offspring of the Dark (above). The latter for good reason because it's only distantly related: they both hail from that nebulous single but-quite-apart origin called Mesoamerica now marked with all sorts of hybrids from labs & foreign introductions to replace / improve(???) the grand pure Criollos of yore under the rubric of diversity & vigor.

Reviewed May 1, 2017

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