A useful little book to keep track of your bad habits and indulgences in the chocolate world.
Author: Dave Selden of BS Brewing, an extreme home brewing and food group, in where else, Portland, Oregon
Publisher: 33 Books Portland, Oregon
Type: Tasting Notebook
Binding: Softcover, 16 pages, 32mo, 100 % recycled paper and Soy ink ( Chocolate colored ink infused with chocolate detailed on back)
Notes: A very handy and well laid out little journal/notebook with a number of very useful templates both the usual demographics, but also a color meter and a entry for percentage of cocoa with a customized flavor wheel to further document ( in a consistent way) a chocolate. A useful field note/reference guide to keep track of ones indulgences to avoid any disappointing chocolate for a second time around and a useful reference to use to decide what levels of cocoa are our personal sweet spot as it were. Part of a series ( that I wholly recommend) that includes : 33 Bottles of Beer, 33 Pieces of Cheese, 33 Cigars Tasting Notebook, 33 Cups of Coffee, 33 Drams of Whiskey, 33 Bottles of Wine, that should allow the diligent if self indulgent to map, graph, record, and document their explorations of these various substances in a precise and consistent way for themselves and for posterity – or at least their next of kin
Final Thoughts: A well made and useful journal/research notebook for less than the cost of a bar of decent chocolate. Helps map out your preferences for further indulgence and exploration
A well laid out and easy to navigate website that allows you to buy any or all the books (at a discount) along with links to his other pursuits. Well worth visiting for a few minutes or an afternoon.