Returning to French chocolatier Michel Cluizel, we have this 85% bar with origins in South America, Africa, and Java, its black box accented with red instead of green.
The chocolate has a good and thick cocoa flavor. I know some would call it “bitter” instead of “thick,” but it actually just has a twinge on the edges, as opposed to the Patric Chocolates, where that was a part of the flavor. A soft sweetness works in halfway, its influence joining casual with intense.
I don’t know what it is about all these very dark chocolates that makes me want to have more than usual. After each piece (or piece of a piece), it melds to you more and more. Sitting in your mouth and mind, it tastes like the dark sky of a new moon when the blackness is all around you, but the air feels beautiful against your skin as you lift your head up to the sky, feeling both high and low on the earth. . .
It’s one of those chocolates that, if you can connect with it, you’ll never want to disconnect. Remember that it’s an 85%, but if that works for you, don’t pass it by.