Saturday, June 6, 2009

Meiji Noir Venezuela Blend

Meiji Noir

Meiji might not be the masters of gourmet chocolate, but they certainly try to put out a variety of chocolate offerings. I hope to go to their 100% Chocolate Cafe someday, but in the meantime, I'll sample what I can.

The packaging was very attractive, and it calls itself "chocolate for the enjoyment of cacao," and "a superbly balanced blend of variations of beans." The box was loaded with individually wrapped thin squares for sharing.

Meiji Chocolate

The chocolate smelled milky and a little spicy, with a little bit of the scent of alcohol. The snap was good, with a satisfying bite. It tasted a little bitter, and the chocolate was smooth, melting on the tongue with a buttery texture. The finish texture was a little grainy.

It wasn't Meiji's best, but it was an enjoyable dark chocolate at 63% cocoa. There really wasn't anything wrong with it, but nothing terribly exciting, either. Meiji's 100% Chocolate Cafe offers all kinds of specialties, and here's a little bit about it from an English packaging design blog.


Meiji Website

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