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While browsing a shelf of chocolate bars being sold by a local chocolatier, the unique design of airplanes and flight-related machines caught my eye. Just like the chocolate makers behind Dick Taylor have a history in building boats and use boat-inspired designs on the packaging of their bars, Maverick uses the same passion and background knowledge of aviation engineering for their packaging. I won’t dive into the story behind Maverick because Trish at Eating the Chocolate Alphabet has already taken care of that, so go to her site to read more about Maverick!

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The inside of the packaging reveals a quick story about how Maverick started and a great step-by-step guide on how to appreciate and savor chocolate.

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The back of the bar listed the tasting notes as roasted nuts and dried cherries. Indeed this bar smelled nutty and like berries! The chocolate took a while to melt on my tongue. It tasted slightly tart but otherwise sweet and very much like cherries! Partway through my bite I tasted some of the nuttiness that reminded me of toasted almonds. The nutty flavor grew in strength and toward the end the chocolate tasted a touch astringent. This was a very pleasant bar! I will definitely eat it again if I get the chance! I’ve also tried Maverick’s 72% Ecuador bar that had caramel and butterscotch flavors if I remember correctly. What I do remember was liking that bar as well.

Definitely give Maverick as try if you get the chance! Next time I stop by the chocolatier’s shop, I’m trying more of their bars!

Maverick: Made in Cincinnati, Ohio

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