The obvious missed joke from the previous Leonidas post as pointed out by my best friend, Gavin.
THIS IS CHOCOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!!!!
Hey, it's not my fault that the movie 300 and Gerard Butler for ever changed the landscape of Spartans and the name Leonidas. Perhaps Urban Dictionary can help put things in to perspective. Sparta. Maybe not 3 and 4. But definitely 1 and 2.
Tonight we review in Hell!
Type: Filled, Semisweet, 54%
Bean Varitetal: Unknown
Ingredients: cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa nibs, cocoa butter, and soya lecithin.
Sample size: 50g or 1.76oz
Lot #: 041511101
Appearance: Thin bar, Greek monogrammed tablets, mild scuffing on the surface, bumpy nibs on the underside of the bar with some air bubbles on the surface and a slight wavy pattern from filling on the back surface.
Snap: Good snap, medium firm with a medium snap sound. Slightly crumble break lines.
Aroma: Dry, chalky, citrus/lemons, mildly floral, very subtle aroma with some very slight hints of coffee.
Taste: Sweet, lemony, very subtle and soft cocoa flavors. Some lingering wood flavors from the cocoa nibs.
Texture: Very smooth texture, creamy chocolate, medium melt time, nice crunchy and crispy nibs.
This was fun to eat. It's very sweet without being too cloying from the sugars. It's a semisweet chocolate, but the sugars do hold back a lot of it's potential. The interesting flavor is all of the lemons. Not sure where that is coming from, but it's big. It's really only flavor characters. Sugar, lemons, and cocoa.
Again, the texture is good. Very smooth and silky, and nice crunchy nibs to break it all up. Not bad for basic commerical Belgian chocolate bar. It gets points for excellent nibs and good crunch. I am curious about the strong lemon flavor. But overall this is just basic commercial semisweet chocolate that scores a little bit above average for it's techinical marks.
Final Score: 88.4