Devastated by a few disappointing tastings, directing my choice toward this Mānoa Dark Goat Milk Chocolate 69% couldn’t represent better recovery to make up for the joys of fine chocolate temporarily lost.
Mānoa Chocolate is one of those fine chocolate names who do know how to do what they do before releasing a specific product, be it with a more traditional profile or a more unusual flavor combination.
Given its high percentage of cacao, this dark milk chocolate bar would fool you into presaging too intense notes to catch its marginal addition (11%) of goat’s milk. Until you taste it.
Nothing is monotonous or prevalent over the other. The caprine hint is wild but doesn’t prevail over the chocolate ‘canva,’ rich in green and raisins notes.
A rollover of titillating vegetal and cheesecake flavors embedded in a velvety mouthfeel ‘comes’ to the nose and palate in a punching but harmonious way, with malleable sensations so to get you on an emotional level.
As a little excursus, did you know that the distinctive aromas and flavors of goat’s milk derive from the lipid (fat) fraction, composed by shorter-chained components than cow’s?
(For being smaller, short-chain fatty acids are more volatile, then more olfactively perceptible than medium- and long-chain fatty acids.)