There is a person sitting slightly apart from others, observing. Let’s say he is a modestly but well dressed gentleman who sparsely shares his thoughts, but when he does, everyone halts to listen. Even if he is a young boy, he appears elderly. His wealth is sealed in his manner of speaking and grave voice. He seems to shine silently – like a background canvas – in the company of bright characters, remaining somewhat of an enigma to others. If you know the type, you know dark chocolate.
Peppermint, on the other hand, is the one who doesn’t only initiate a conversation but suddenly changes its direction and fearlessly lifts a controversy on the table. He entertains with radical ideas (and sometimes utopias). He is witty and quick. In fact, he commands attention by engaging others in interesting topics.
When you bring two (or more) contrasting humors with some commonality together, there is a rapport that endures time and trends. This principle is applicable to any kind of relationship, whether between people or inanimate objects. Confectionary industry has successfully utilized it by creating classics, like After Eight, in which distinct but complementary flavors embrace each others.
Instead of fondant made of saccharose, water and enzyme invertase, I have filled these after dinner mints with cream cheese.