Though I’ve made mention of the upcoming name change at Biagio, I have yet to see a fully-Cocova-branded chocolate tasting. I thought this month might be the one, but it appears that they’re still working through their stockpile of “Biagio” branded stickers.
What is that old saying? A rose by any other name blah blah blah…anyway, they still have a ton of outstanding chocolate, helpful staff, and free tastings. What else do you need?
I’d happily show you some photos of the tasting itself, but I went with somebody who doesn’t know about this blog who might think I was strange if I decided I needed to take pictures in a chocolate shop in a basement off 18th St.
Anyway, no pictures, but let’s talk about a few of the stellar bars up for sample.
- The Amedei Toscano Blond 63% Cacao with Peaches and Apricots – the name pretty much says it all. The perfectly-dried fruits accent the chocolate beautifully.
- The Grenada Chocolate Company 60% cacao bar, which was very smooth and a bit fruity.
- The Palus Indonesie 75% cacao bar, with a strong flavor that ends with a pleasing earthy note.
Next time there is a tasting, I’m pretty sure that the bags will read “Cocova” and the name change will be all set.
Next time, I’ll also have a camera. I promise.
Have you ever left a camera at home because you would feel weird taking pictures?