There are certainly two sides to this chocolate. On the one hand we get to try another interpretation of the Criollo bean by the fantastic Italian chocolate makers, but on the other hand we realise that we're trying something radical: chocolate made with donkey's milk.
As you would probably expect, this is a very strange chocolate. Over years of consuming fine milk chocolate we seem to expect a certain creamy base flavour, but you don't get that here, you get something completely off on a tangent. Although there is a distinct 'vanilla' flavour, despite there being none present it pushes away the conventional notion of milk chocolate - just as the Chapon 45% does. It's certainly not unpleasant, far from it, but it just leaves your mind in avoid, unable to place or comprehend the flavour. This is certainly one to try if you enjoy unusual flavours.
|Maker's Tasting Notes||The father of all Criollos. It is an anceint cacao with notes of white flowers, toffee cream and extraordinary elegance.|
|Ingredients||Cocoa mass, sugar and cane sugar.|