December 6, 2011

Pacari Raw 70% – Nancy Gilchrist review

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Written by: Nancy Gilchrist

Appearance: A glossy, warm red-toned dark chocolate. Firm snap. Good density.

Aroma: Very attractive, fresh juicy exotic fruits such as mango, papaya, banana with sweet-sour acidic edge to it and some cinnamon spice.

Taste: This chocolate continues to surprise, confound, intrigue… I have tasted it on at least five different occasions over the past two weeks and it would seem to have a kaleidoscopic range of flavours that change and change again. Sometimes the initial impression is distinctly vegetal: mangetout, asparagus, even dill; a sweetly green savoury flavour. Then it can and usually does follow a wonderfully lifted, vivacious mango, passion fruit and something elderflowery about it. To me this is a very dynamic chocolate; it varies so continually on the palate. Really very complex. It may not appeal to everyone and it is not a chocolate to be hurried; it requires time to taste. Very individual. Texture and melt are pleasingly refined. Length is moderately long.

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