I’m almost ready to decupboard this. Either tonight or tomorrow.
I got the weirdest olfactory flash from this tonight. Are you ready? Bologna! It smelled like bologna! (Thank you, Oscar Meyer song, for teaching me how to spell this.)
Fortunately I didn’t get that in the taste. This is not a favorite and not a restock, though it’s been slightly more even over the course of a few tastings. There’s still a weird vacancy in the middle of the sip, but the chocolate has been more concentrated the last few times. I wonder whether the chips sifted down to the bottom of the tin. In any case, I had some on the bedside table last night and the BF sniffed the air and said “Chocolate?” So there’s an objective verification of its chocolateness.
I think if I want a spicy chocolate flavor, I’m going with Melange de Chamonix from Upton. I realize it’s not caffeine free, but them’s the breaks. It’s just so much nicer in flavor that the chocolate tisanes.