The first thing that didn’t seem right about this set was that, although it has three chocolates from different origins, they’re all different percentages cacao. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have them all the same so that you can taste the slight differences the beans cause?
The second thing was that the first ingredient is sugar.
The 37% from Java didn’t encourage me much. It has a pleasant vanilla taste, but is such a sweet and sticky mess. The 50% Arriba was more promising. It definately has a middle-tone darkness, then gets, just as the bag describes, a “floral” taste. That was a little shocking at first, but soon became gentle and nice.
The thrid chocolate, a 70% from Sao Tome, started off bitter before slowing down with a light, far off sweetness to keep it tame. I enjoyed it, although it was a bit plasticy.
I’m impressed. These chocolates actually had some flavor besides sugar. And good flavors, at that. Still not my favorite, but if you find yourself in front of a selection of Hershey’s, these might be one of the better choices.