Sunday, March 02, 2014

Chocolution 9: Mast Brothers, Papua New Guinea single source dark


I'm only two months into my resolution to sample a different snooty chocolate each week and I have come to two (preliminary) conclusions:

(1) Single source (that is chocolate made from beans that comes from a single location) really is better.

(2) It used to be that you could tell a chocolate was snooty if it printed the percent of cacao on the wrapper. But a lot of chocolates do that now. The practice is creeping down the ladder of highfalutinness. The thing on the wrapper that now marks a fancy chocolate extra fancy is a printed "batch number"-preferably in crooked characters that appear to be hand-stamped on an otherwise immaculate and carefully designed wrapper. For example, this is a portion of the back of the above wrapper: