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Class: 70s Class Rating 9.1
Percent: 70 Overall Rating 9.1
Review Date: 2010-03-07 Total Score 89
Value Index 8
Price $30.00 (per 100 g)
Weight 50 g.
Company Bean to Bar
Origin: Venezuela Beans: Porcelana Criollo
Made In Italy Vendor Chocosphere
Rating Weight Score Notes
Ingredients 8 3% 2.4 Vanilla, no soy lecithin
Appearance 9 6% 5.4 Lighter, slightly reddish brown.
Package- 2010 design- Outer is a clever cardboard envelope that folds out. Inner is cheaper yellow paper lined with plastic silver. Seems not as fancy as before. Plus the bigger envelope seems to me like a misleading marketing ploy to make it appear to be a bigger bar.
Touch 10 1% 1 Smooth and firm
Snap 10 2% 2 Excellent. Crisp
Melt 9 3% 2.7 Excellent
Aroma 9 10% 9 Excellent! Brown sugar, molasses. Trademark Amedei. (From others- strawberries, raisin, wood)
Taste 9 50% 45 I really like it!
2010: Initial- trademark Amedei malt, caramel, light brown sugar. Finale- it kind of
gradually fades out. Not as complex as the 2008 bar, and the range is more limited.
2008: Complex, with 3 or 4 symphonic movements. Initial- buttered toast. Middle- moves to malt, light brown sugar, a flash of strawberry. Finale- then molasses near the end. Elegant and sophisticated, yet delicate and gentle, like a Duchess of 1800s British royalty.
From Amedei- toasted almonds, pressed olives
From others- almonds, bread, butter, butterscotch, caramelized, currants, figs, fresh cream and strawberries, fruitiness, honey, raspberry, vanilla.
Mouthfeel 8 10% 8 Very good, but sometimes just ever so slightly chalky
Aftertaste 9 8% 7.2 Strong and rich. Dark, brown sugar, ends with a hint of wood smoke and molasses.
Opinion 9 7% 6.3 This is one of my Top Favorites, but, like all Amedei bars, it's over-priced. Will I buy this again? I don't think so. I really like it, but I could buy 2 bars that I like just as much for about the same price.
Notes: I Neri. Extremely expensive
Hand numbered bars-- 2008 = 3171, 2010 = 11,226 of 20,000.
2008-04 Review: Class = 9.9, Overall = 9.9, Score = 98, cost $25.90 pr 100g.
The cost has risen since 2008.