Sensations

 

Chocolate is incredibly sensuous—while savoring chocolate, you may experience a range of sensations.  We present them here across five categories: aromatic, feeling, tactile, taste, and timing. 

Aromatic 
ambrosia
cacao
earth
floral
fruit
grass 
nut 
smoke 
spice
wine
wood
 
Feeling 
balance
bland 
bold       
bright      
complex
deep
delicate
flat
light
rich
sexy
sharp
soft
sweet
wild
 
Tactile 
astringent (dry, tannic)
creamy
fine
grainy
smooth
thick
velvety

 

Taste 
bitter
salt
sour (acidic, tart)
sweet
umami (savory)

 

Timing 
crescendo
fleeting
gradual
lingering
long
quick
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