Chocolate in Context turned ten years old in 2015. Things are different. These days, people are speaking very loudly about the equivocal ethos of the Mast Brothers in Brooklyn. There's something fitting, then, that the shift from my age-old blogger site to a version that is finally and firmly planted here at chocolateincontext.com is marked by a move away from that same topic to a quieter conversation about a different band of brothers, the Maloneys, who are churning away making Sol Cacao in Harlem. Batch #1 of their 72% Trinidad bar, an homage to their own country of origin, is a nice surprise, both fruity and raisiny, either a little but over-roasted or a little bit intentionally smoky.
This is the new Chocolate in Context, tasting, thinking, pausing, quietly continuing.