Bianca Couture Cocoa
The color of the finished cocoa was yellowish-white with a yellow skin/oily sheen. I found this to be kind of odd and mildly off-putting, so took off a half-star for it.
The aroma was sweet and very fragrant. The herbaceous notes made it a bit like aromatherapy.
The flavor of Biance was unusual, but delicious. It's a complex balance of sweet, citrusy and floral notes, with a mellow, light, floral and sweet aftertaste.
Overall, I give Bianca four stars (with 1/2 star off for the weird appearance).
Aztec Elixir Couture Cocoa
The appearance of Aztec Elixir was thick, opaque and deep brown. The aroma was dark, rich and spicy.
The flavor was spicy and sweet, with strong chili and cinnamon notes and a touch of corn sweetness. The aftertaste was spicy and bold with a lasting, intense dark chocolate flavor.
The mouthfeel was viscous, thick. Tiny corn bits gave it a grainy feel, which was (like the oily sheen on Bianca) odd.
Overall, I give Aztec Elixir cocoa four stars, with 1/2 star off for weird texture.
Parisian Couture Cocoa
The color was dark brown, with a light oily sheen. It looked viscous.
The aroma was bittersweet and a little nutty, with a vanilla note.
The flavor was bold and bittersweet -- perfect for fans of DARK dark chocolate -- with a soft vanilla note. The aftertaste was bittersweet and lasting.
The mouthfeel was heavy and thick, but not as thick as Bianca's mouthfeel.
The classic dark chocolate flavor of Parisian is not as interesting as the other two, but it is very good. I give it four stars.