16, 2003 - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles, CA
in the Curators Café, we felt as official as fine
wine tasters. Breaking off small sections of the already
small 1 oz. Chocolate squares from International Chocolate
Company of Salt Lake City, we each savored the bar called
Mexico Milk. Our
overall results: "Sweet, smooth and very buttery"
Coast Dark: "Rich, slightly bitter " Ecuador
Milk: "Tastes like a really good Hershey's kiss"
so it didn't exactly involve the sophistication of swirling
some 1998 vintage in a glass and determining its tannin,
full-bodied aroma, and finish - but tasting chocolate
had just finished visiting the all new, Chocolate:
The Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, and
we were feeling a bit flush with our new found knowledge.
Plus, we paid $1.99 for a 1 oz. bar -- that's practically
a commodity -- so it should be pretty good chocolate.
Natural History is hosting this show, after recent exhibits
on Baseball and Dogs [see
our story] chocolate seems a somewhat natural progression.
'Chocolate' was developed and produced by The Field Museum,
Chicago where it played for almost all of 2002. Los Angeles
is only its second stop, where it is slated to run from
February 16 - May 11, 2003.