Queued post, written April 9th 2014
This one came out of the EU Travelling Teabox round 2.
It smells wonderfully of cocoa, but not really chocolate unless you consider that really high cocoa content chocolate which is so dry as to be almost inedible. I had an 98% one once. It was good for baking, but I tried eating a small piece and it was like a spoonful of cocoa powder. Just because it contains just enough cocoa butter to make it form into a chocolate shape doesn’t make it chocolate, I learned. It can’t have sold well, because I’ve never seen it again since. Anyway, that’s what this smells like. I’m not picking up anything at all in the citrus family or from the base, but I believe it’s simply the very strong cocoa covering it up.
Flavourwise… My mouth is not happy. It’s not outright nasty, but my mouth is definitely not happy.
It doesn’t taste like chocolate and it doesn’t really taste like orange. It just nearly tastes like these two things, but that’s not the same thing at all. As it cools the chocolate bit becomes a little more like chocolate but the orange bit becomes simultanously a little less like orange.
No, my mouth is not happy at all.