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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sweetest of Tests: Chocolate Tasting

Dearest Silly Hearts,
   Most tests cause anxiety. The taste test, however, that's a good one. Well, when chocolate is examined. Almost always, at least. So I've done some testing for you and for me.
   I think I sampled this Chocolate Tea (Numi Organic Chocolate Pu-erh) years ago. "Pu-erh is an ancient healing tea picked from 500-year old organic wild tea trees in Yunnan, China." Fair Labor.
   The svelt/hello beautiful chocolate drink is a local creation, very healthy for a chocolate product, high in the good stuff (protein), low in the bad (sugar, fats).
    As for the Puerh, well, I have cheap taste. This one tastes a bit too snooty. I can't love it. It's a little strong, gritty, but rich and smooth. The flavor is more down the lines of black licorice than cocoa. I like it, and I'm happy to support this high quality, expensive ($10 for the box) product, but I don't love the taste. Yet, this one's  unique, warming, and an earth-human friendly product. We'll give it an 8 on a 1-10 scale. 10 is best.
  The svelte is surprisingly good, considering it's surprisingly and relatively healthy. Tastes like good ole fashioned chocolate milk to be combined with oatmeal cookies. But the container's too small to make for a sufficient meal substitute. It won't fill ya up. Maybe three would, and that'd cost ya $6. I'll give it a 7. 



Last but most, I'm here (back) in Bali, on a chocolate factory too. HEAVEN! My "tour" consisted of getting geared up to remain in one room and taste approximately 30 samples of chocolate -- all off the charts (15+) in terms of richness, sweetness, orgasmic-ness. I think I found my happy place.

Be well, and keep things sweet, my dears.

23 comments:

  1. That's definitely your happy place!

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  2. It would be hard to have to choose between being a chocolate tester or a mattress tester :).

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  3. Thanks for taking the choco-tester plunge for us!

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  4. Surprised you ever left. Did they have to carry you out?

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  5. Did they have to drag you out? Or are you living there now?

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    1. I didn't set my bribe high enough to rent out space. Darn my luck.

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  6. "taste approximately 30 samples of chocolate" How do I get this job????

    I LOVE chocolate. Makes everything better. Being from the Harrisburg area originally, Hershey was but a skip hop and jump down the road. I have been to the Hershey Spa on several occasions and gotten the works done. One treatment is a cocoa body wrap. I didn't know whether to relax or eat myself. After my day, there was a drinking chocolate given to me with several Hershey's kisses. You'd be in seventh heaven gurl.

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    1. Oh my, yes, Maddie. But - psst - I boycott Hersheys because they're, very unfortunately, an evil corporation that buys its cocoa from the West Indies - wherein child slave labor is a norm. I asked about Fair Trade in Bali. She didn't understand my question. This might be for the best - ignorance being bliss and chocolate being ignorance AND bliss and all. Chocolate kisses to you.

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  7. wow - you belong in chocolate world. Heaven. Enjoy to the max.....can't wait to hear the follow up - are you dipped in chocolate? Take care.

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  8. I am not sure about chocolate tea. Now if it is just creamy smooth chocolate that drips down and oozes..oops, feeling a little hot here. What was I saying?

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  9. Thank you, my sweet, loyal, sassy, and silly friends.
    Sweetness to you.

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  10. I arrived on this planet in the middle of another century, 1949, and decided chocolate was an hierophany --a universal sign telling me I should remain here as long as possible. I intend to obey it.

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  11. What a perfect scenario to witness having you in a chocolate testing room!!!

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  12. Oh, that photo of you! Love it. What a great experience!

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  13. That is a classic shot. Haha
    I do like licorice but not if its 500 years old! 😉
    (Apologies for the lax of comments lately. Still can't comment on any blogs including mine through a PC. Annoying. )
    Hope you're well dear.
    xo

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    1. That is annoying, sorry.
      Thank you for dropping by, dear friend.
      Keep a smile.
      xo

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  14. Good old fashioned chocolate milk to have with oatmeal cookies sounds great to me! Such a cute picture of you in your chocolate element. :)

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