Bar: Tumbes 82%
Maker: Maverick Chocolate (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Price: $8/65g (French Broad Chocolate Lounge)
Overall Rating: 5.5/10
Munch Factor: 3/10
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar
Appearance: Pretty 10-block geometric patterned mold; medium brown color.
Aroma: Immensely sweet orange with some pencil eraser and light cocoa notes.
Melt & Snap: great melt & great snap.
Flavor: Unexpected bitterness at the start, though light and without dryness, gives off some woody notes near the middle, and unfortunately not much else.
Complaints & Complements: I immediately looked forward to trying this bar after smelling it for the first time. But while it was good for being such a high percentage, it did not impress me otherwise. The yummy citrus on the nose just didn’t translate to the palate.