In spite of the name, Stainer is an Italian chocolatier. They are also highly creative, with spice combinations like this one, the Masai. The Masai spice mixture is a complex blend of cola, cinnamon, Tonka-bean and vanilla. Wow. Lots of my favorite flavors.
The spices come over in the scent of the bar, which came wrapped in plastic. At first I was wondering if it wasn’t a bit cheap, but now I see that the plastic protects the spice flavors’ intensity.
Part of Stainer’s World Spices collection, this is a sophisticated taste, with plenty to experience while the chocolate melts on your tongue. This is a chocolate for savoring. The chocolate is not as pushy as a Cluizel dark chocolate is, but the spices really stay with you.
Reviewed: Stainer Masai Dark Chocolate 70%
How to enjoy: Drink a cup of tea or coffee with this one, so the spices which linger on your tongue can reach full expression.
1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy
Where to buy:
Germany: Salon du Cacao http://www.salonducacao.de
USA: Stainer website http://www.stainerchocolate.com/