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Whittaker's Dark Cacao  
Posted: 4 October 2010  Doug's Chocolate Republic  7.0 
Whittaker Dark Cacao Whittaker's Dark Cacao block, like it's bittersweet Dark Block, is better than average, and for its price range, much better than average.  This is a more committed dark chocolate bar.
Avg price/gram: USD 0.018   Cocoa %: 62  Size: 250g  New Zealand chocolate 
       


In Asia, everyone is fascinated with being whiter.  In the republics of chocolate worldwide, the prestigious citizen-bars aspire to be dark and accepted.     

Whittaker's Dark Cacao block, like it's bittersweet Dark Block, is better than average, and for its price range, much better than average. The Dark Block at 47% suffered from its comparison to the high quality smooth creamy milk with 14% less cacao content.   Add 15% on in the other direction, and you're no longer thinking in terms of milk.  This is a more committed dark chocolate bar.   There's a saying, "Once black, never go back."  I don't know how true that is, but if you truly like things of the blacker shade, I'd advise you to go as dark as you can.  Be committed!

When eating bits of these large blocks, it dawned me what the weakness of Whittaker's Dark Block and Dark Cacao is.  They're too thick.  The thickness plays out well when nuts or other sumptuous fillings and stuffing and included.  But it doesn't work out to be a symphony in the mouth when you're taking in larger amounts of more bitter chocolate solo.  It really is possible to get too much of a good thing.  Here, Whittaker's might learn a lesson from Lindt.  In Lindt's Excellence ranges, the bars are ultra thin, to minimize the amount of bitter bites you take into your mouth per tasting.

Dark Cacao's no loser.  It's just like a peanut butter sandwich -- it needs jelly to balance it out.  The chocolate is good enough, but not great enough, to go out into the market solo.  It has the chance to reach greatness when coupled with the right partner, the right filling.  When eaten in moderation or if cut up into ever smaller pieces, this comes to a bargain for dark chocolate lovers.    Otherwise, this bar is like the actor Mickey Rourke in the 1990's:  lots of unrealized potential waiting for the right vehicle to take it places.    

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