Bar: Öko Caribe 70%
Maker: Twenty-Four Blackbirds (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Price: $4/14g (French Broad Chocolate Lounge)
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Munch Factor: 7/10
Ingredients: Cacao & Cane Sugar
Appearance: Memorable and delicate-looking mold, emblazoned with a feather whose lightness is reflected in the bar’s tiny size; well-tempered and dark brown in color.
Smell: Woody and mossy, but sweet.
The Melt & Snap: nice melt & good snap.
Taste: Immediately pleasantly sweet cocoa, like biting into the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and then light notes of fruit come in before the medium finish.
Complaints & Complements: I’ll admit that I did this review at thirty thousand feet, on the way to the Dominican Republic. That said, I liked this bar; it was so very enjoyable and aesthetically-pleasing, but it didn’t amaze me. I’d buy it again, though particularly as a gift.