Bar: Chuno 80%
Maker: Pitch Dark Chocolate (Oregon, USA)
Price: $8/52.7g (The Meadow, NYC)
Overall Rating: 4/10
Munch Factor: 1.5/10
Ingredients: Organic Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar.
Appearance: plain 12-block pre-broken mold and a remarkably light color.
Smell: strong wood with undertones of bitter cacao and the possibility of a whiff of sweetness; there is a vague insinuation of stewed fruit.
The Melt & Snap: beautiful melt & okay snap.
Taste: fatty slick alternating flavors with a very dry finish; the sweet cocoa and wood and spice and fruitiness flying psychedelically by is the only saving grace.
Complaints & Complements: the tannins at the end paint the whole bar after the first bite, though the fruit is still just barely visible.
Context: thousands of feet above the Caribbean on my way to Belize in a warmer-than-usual plane.