As you know, science in Howktown is very scientific. We use polls, which everyone knows are accurate and tell the truth. There is no worry about not sampling a large enough audience, because I have at least 9 readers! Well, minus me and Kylie... 7 readers!
We are even scientific enough to hold blind taste tests!
The three totally objective judges are me, my mom, and Kylie. The chocolates in question:
Dove dark chocolate, Hersey's Dark Chocolate Bliss, and Lindt Exellance 70% Cacao.
My darling Doug disguised the chocolate so that we couldn't tell the difference between the chocolate and tasting commenced!
The first taste was familiar and delicious, and yet Kylie found it repugnant. My mother recognized the taste right away. We didn't reveal which chocolate it was until we cleansed our palate with a swig a joe and moved on to the next plate.
AHHH! Now this bitter, fruity flavor was REAL chocolate! We all agreed that this was some high quality choco! But, before we became too smug we tasted the last plate.
I thought it was good, but years of avoiding dairy turned me off from things that are overly creamy. It seemed too sweet and creamy to me, and less chocolatey. Kylie on the other and who is still in the throes of mourning dairy loved the creaminess and flavor.
The order revealed: Dove, Lindt, Bliss. At first Kylie and I were at odds, but then we realized that we did agree on the the higher quality chocolate. On a personal level, I am happy to note that the readers poll agreed with me, that between the commercial brands Dove is the best.
The three person blind taste testing was a Howktown scientific discovery worth filling our candy bowls over!