Crossing Max Brenner's off my list, I went back to what I knew... Naked Chocolate Cafe. Right away I noticed a difference in quality. I've never seen chocolate shine this much. And despite it being dark chocolate, there was no grit at all. I had a tiny cup of sipping chocolate. That's basically melted chocolate with a spoon. I was quite pleased, though it was hard for me to tase anything specific. I think that's because it was crowded, and noisy. Or maybe my palette wasn't properly cleansed from the pretzel I ate before it. I couldn't taste any notes other than chocolate. I'm not sure if some chocolate is just like that, but I think I prefer that to certain notes - fruity ones particularly. And I expected the dark chocolate to have a stronger flavor than the milk, but I don't think that's necessarily the case with this drink.
I bought a chocolate bar to bring home with chocolate nibs on it. I don't know what nibs are, but I'm excited to find out! I'm saving that one for Easter.