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What's Noka (Chocolate) Worth? (Its fanciest collection costs close to $2000 a pound)

So, Zarf gave me a Pralus Pyramide, a few months ago. After the first tiny initial tasting of all of them (which left me wired until nearly sunrise), I'd sometimes have a corner or so. But, even stacking the Pyramide in reach of where I usually sit in the living room didn't provoke massive consumption. Maybe I was holding onto it to do a formal tasting.

Eventually, when I realized I'd go after my inevitable* house stash of lower quality (and higher sugar) chocolate instead, I started heartlessly throwing individually wrapped bars into my tote. I pointedly took the reddest wrapper when I went to see the Mozart tribute (in Russian) at the Crazy Russian House, not because it's from Ecuador, but, because it was, er, Red. And I was hungry enough that I actually ate it. The ones I brought to work were respected as "in case of emergency, break tissue paper". Until I reasoned with myself that dark chocolate is arguably healthy, and pretty much nothing from either Keurig or Flavia can boast as much. This slow process had gotten me down to 4 bars.

While reading the long piece on Noka (which managed to convince me I'm not enough of a snob about chocolate) I managed to finish 2 more bars of the Pyramide (as Pralus kept losing taste tests to Amedei, although both consistently surpassed makers I find, at worst, excellent).

So... I probably can skip the coffee this morning.

I need to carefully avoid having my credit card near my net access to Chocosphere until I come down. Even if I succeed, I suspect there's some Amedei in my future.

* yes, Pretzel, inevitable. Even if I don't buy it, I get it as gifts. I am quite fond of peppermint bark style chocolates, which are typically only around for Kwaanzaanukamas-stice, I tend to stock up on minty chocolate right around now (The Most Fattening Time of the Year) with the vague intention of maybe having a peppermint party one of these years. Top that off with truffles from the family business (unopened), being present when [livejournal.com profile] jencallisto's friend Carolyn was giving out boxen of homemade truffles (devoured, yum), and... Zarf just brought me chocolate-dipped Sage and Thyme (spied at nervously as I type) and... STOP SINGING!!!!
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from someone's locked post:

What's Noka (Chocolate) Worth? (Its fanciest collection costs close to $2000 a pound)

So, Zarf gave me a Pralus Pyramide, a few months ago. After the first tiny initial tasting of all of them (which left me wired until nearly sunrise), I'd sometimes have a corner or so. But, even stacking the Pyramide in reach of where I usually sit in the living room didn't provoke massive consumption. Maybe I was holding onto it to do a formal tasting.

Eventually, when I realized I'd go after my inevitable* house stash of lower quality (and higher sugar) chocolate instead, I started heartlessly throwing individually wrapped bars into my tote. I pointedly took the reddest wrapper when I went to see the Mozart tribute (in Russian) at the Crazy Russian House, not because it's from Ecuador, but, because it was, er, Red. And I was hungry enough that I actually ate it. The ones I brought to work were respected as "in case of emergency, break tissue paper". Until I reasoned with myself that dark chocolate is arguably healthy, and pretty much nothing from either Keurig or Flavia can boast as much. This slow process had gotten me down to 4 bars.

While reading the long piece on Noka (which managed to convince me I'm not enough of a snob about chocolate) I managed to finish 2 more bars of the Pyramide (as Pralus kept losing taste tests to Amedei, although both consistently surpassed makers I find, at worst, excellent).

So... I probably can skip the coffee this morning.

I need to carefully avoid having my credit card near my net access to Chocosphere until I come down. Even if I succeed, I suspect there's some Amedei in my future.

* yes, Pretzel, inevitable. Even if I don't buy it, I get it as gifts. I am quite fond of peppermint bark style chocolates, which are typically only around for Kwaanzaanukamas-stice, I tend to stock up on minty chocolate right around now (The Most Fattening Time of the Year) with the vague intention of maybe having a peppermint party one of these years. Top that off with truffles from the family business (unopened), being present when [livejournal.com profile] jencallisto's friend Carolyn was giving out boxen of homemade truffles (devoured, yum), and... Zarf just brought me chocolate-dipped Sage and Thyme (spied at nervously as I type) and... STOP SINGING!!!!

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