Bar: Venezuela 85% (Porcelana)
Maker: Chocolate Tree (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Price: $7/80g (Direct From Maker)
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Munch Factor: 3/10
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar.
Appearance: lovely flower-etched mold with leveled squares; unremarkable dark brown color.
Aroma: dark and floral with musty undertones of spice; strong cocoa is detectable.
Melt & Snap: okay melt & very strong snap.
Flavor: immediate cacao and then sweet bitterness; maybe a more experienced palate could detect something beyond freshly-baked brownies on the short finish, but all I got was classic cocoa flavor (criollo profile).
Complaints & Complements: this box comes with two bars pre-packaged in each beautifully-designed package. Texture gets sort of tacky in the middle, as it all melts at different temperatures, so maybe a bit more cocoa butter was in order.
Context: sitting in my Korean apartment after a post-workout dinner, drinking lots of water.