So my good friend Neva made the comment about how I keep getting chocolate to write about... well Neva I've got some more!!! This time coming from Amano through the wonderful Blake Makes food blog!
Amano was kind enough to ship a whole bunch of Blake Makes fans 3 yes I said THREE bars of their artisan dark chocolate. The three types are all 70% cocoa, here are their descriptions according to them:
Cuyagua Premium Dark Chocolate - Rich chocolate flavor with flavor notes of spice and melon.
Ocumare Grand Cru Dark Chocolate - Rich chocolate flavor with flavor notes of red fruit.
Madagascar Premium Dark Chocolate - Light chocolate flavor with intense flavor notes of citrus and raspberry.
My roomie and I sat down last night for a tasting. We didn't read any of the descriptions before hand and went totally on what we tasted/experienced.
First up Cuyagua:
stephchows: smoky with a buttery texture
steph the roomie: not bitter, smooth, strong aftertaste
stephchows: very bold, a little bitter, very intense
steph the roomie: tastes like those little liquor filled chocolate bottles
Last but not least (it was out favorite!!) Madagascar
stephchows: mild, sweet, fruity
steph the roomie: definitely fruity, tastes like cherry
Madagascar was the winner for the two of us... and no it has nothing to do with that movie with talking animals, although it made me think of my sister and her love of talking cartoon animal movies :)
I had promised Blake I would write a short poem for each type of chocolate... I have yet to do so... perhaps another tasting tonight to inspire some poetry... more on that later!
And for those of you in the Rochester area, it's lilac festival time! Here is a pic from my visit there yesterday :)