I buy my ticket for a chocolate tasting, of which I'm informed, is much like a wine tasting. Uh oh, I'm already in trouble as I'm happy enough with the "Menage a Trois" Kitt serves.
After a brief history, highlighting the Olmec's (the first major civilization in Mexico) "discovery" of the cocoa bean and (likely) the first humans to consume chocolate, (originally in the form of a drink) we proceed to our taste test. We are given a "tasting wheel" with over 40 flavors and are instructed (after looking, listening, and smelling the chocolate) to take a small piece and slowly let it melt against the roof of the mouth. No chewing allowed! We are then asked what notes we detect. Others chime in with tobacco, tea, smoke, cinnamon, etc. Me? Well, that's why I stick with Menage a Trois.
|Although I won't consume any of this|
5 pound bar, I know 2 boys who will.
"Do anything, but let it produce joy."
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of grass