When I saw this bar, it struck me as a pretty thing, but with some obvious seriousness. The chocolate doesn’t really carry on the “pretty” look, though.
The first thing that came to my mind from its boxiness was a Tonka truck. It’s also divided into some of the smaller pieces I’ve seen, though not the smallest. It has a feel like wax in your hands and smells deep, bitter, and sweet all at the same time.
The first taste is bitter, then it turns softer and warmer, with an ever so slight fruitiness. I think that this is one of the most bitter 75% chocolates I’ve come across. Maybe because it has only three ingredients: cocoa, sugar, and cocoa butter. Even so, it’s also light as air. It makes me think of a cross between E. Guittard and Michel Cluizel. Smooth and clean.
So despite my comments about the Tonka truck, this is a nice bar. Too bitter to eat much of, but maybe that works out to be a good thing when it was $8.50 for 100 grams.