Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study
Posted in: Opinion
1. First I had read about Claudio Corallo in the book Chocolate by Mort Rosenblum and was intrigued by how his chocolate would taste. Mort had written that it was very rare and difficult to find so of course my interest was piqued. Later I got hold of the Zingermans catalog and was looking through the chocolate when I found a Corallo dark chocolate bar produced by Pralus for no less than $16. Obviously I had to have it. I ordered it and eagerly awaited the delivery.2. When it arrived my husband and I opened it up in the kitchen and cut off a block of it (it was a very big bar) with a knife and it splintered all over the place. We both put a piece in our mouths and it was unbelievable. A revelation. Who knew that chocolate could taste like this? It was sour and tangy and a bit rough from bits of nibs. Usually that disturbs me but it seemed befitting for this exotic of a chocolate. I remember thinking that it was definitely worth the sixteen dollars.3. The chocolate was probably so memorable because of the buildup and expectation involved, from reading about it, to finding it, to having it arrive and then finally tasting it. The best part is that it wasnt a disappointment, even after all that.