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Zepher
12-12-2007, 03:09 AM
Lindt's 85% cocoa chocolate bars, I just found these today, wow they were really good. Only 5g of sugar per serving, so you get to really taste the chocolate w/o the sugariness taking over. Highly recommended !


meowee
12-12-2007, 07:47 AM
Actually . . . I prefer the Cote d'Or 86% chocolate . . . if you happen to see those, give them a try, too.

gailr42
12-13-2007, 10:11 PM
I have been treating myself to Trader Joe's 71%. It has 12 g. sugar. Next time I go there, I will see if they have one with less sugar. I don't know if it is my imagination, or if this high % chocolate is more satisfying than a hershey bar. Like you say, you definitely can't complain that it isn't chocolaty enough!


Shy Moment
12-13-2007, 10:33 PM
I have heard small amounts of dark chocolate is good for the body. Wonder if that is true.

nelie
12-14-2007, 08:12 AM
Shy,

Chocolate contains antioxidants and dark chocolate is more concentrated so it contains more.

I love dark chocolate and try to buy mine above 70%, generally above 80%. Whole Foods has a wide selection of dark chocolate. Lindt even has a 99%. It is crazy, one little bite filled my chocolate need.

Shy Moment
12-14-2007, 10:40 AM
Nelie
I don't like dark chocolate at all. I want that wimpy milk chocolate. I know in heaven you can eat all you want and not gain a lb. lol I was told a woman should have some dark chocolate each day it is good for them. I was never much of a chocolate eater so I haven't really missed it.

cbmare
12-14-2007, 01:30 PM
Chocolate is an important food group.

Shy, I love the avatar today. Where do you find those?

Shy Moment
12-14-2007, 07:51 PM
cb
I see you have the food group chocolate as I have the food group mountain dew. We are very sick people and need help lol. I find the pics all over the place.

Kery
12-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Lindt sells a 99% chocolate here. I must be the only person in the country who actually loves it, because it's very dark and intense (and you just *can't* binge on it, it's plain impossible :D). They supposedly also have 99% truffles, but I haven't managed to find any (I was hoping they'd be more bitter than the 85% ones, which just taste more like regular chocolate than like really dark one IMHO).

practiceliving
12-20-2007, 01:27 PM
I loove really high-% dark chocolate. I find that one or two little pieces will satisfy me, whereas with milk chocolate, I can't ever get enough to satisfy me.

Kery, that 99% sounds heavenly... I'll have to see if we have it here!

nelie
12-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Practiceliving,

Look to see if you have a Lindt store near you, they should carry the 99%. We have the 99% here at our Lindt stores but I haven't seen it in regular stores that carry a wide selection of Lindt chocolates.

LoveChocolate
12-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Lindt sells a 99% chocolate here. I must be the only person in the country who actually loves it, because it's very dark and intense (and you just *can't* binge on it, it's plain impossible :D). They supposedly also have 99% truffles, but I haven't managed to find any (I was hoping they'd be more bitter than the 85% ones, which just taste more like regular chocolate than like really dark one IMHO).

There are 2 of us that love the 99%!! I'm always scared that they are going to discontinue it - it's the only bar like that with pieces that are the perfect size!! When you find those truffles, let me know!!

tamaralynn
12-26-2007, 06:27 PM
I prefer milk chocolate... but if it's 60% dark or less I'll eat it. Bernard Callibeau is my all time favorite!! The chocolate factory is right here in Calgary :)

just_a_dreamy1
12-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Tamara - I love Bernard Callebaut, too! I didn't know that the factory was in Calgary - that's cool :)

tamaralynn
12-26-2007, 06:49 PM
If you're familiar with Calgary, it's just south of downtown on McLeod trail :)
They used to do tours of the building, but as far as I know - they have stopped. They also have one in Banff in one of the malls off of Main Street.

*Drools*

Casandra
12-26-2007, 07:01 PM
Most Chocolate companies remove the antioxidants because they add to the already bitter taste of dark chocolate. They're called Flavanols, and most chocolate companies dont advertise the existence of the flavanols (or the non-existence for that matter) on the packet.

I have yet to find a trust worthy brand that does contain these antioxidants, my poor heart needs all the help it can get, even at my young age!

baffled111
12-31-2007, 11:20 AM
I buy dark chocolate from a website called WorldWideChocolate.com. They have a fantastic range of really high quality chocolate from European and American chocolatiers. It's fun to try the different brands and different cocoa contents. One of my faves is Michel Cluizel Grand Noir 85%. I also love the Dolfin Extra Dark Chocolate Neapolitans: these are individually wrapped so I keep them in my desk at work for when I want something chocolatey in the afternoon.

wingy
01-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Dark chocolate is absolutely the best choice for me whenever I crave for sweets. It's very rich that makes it satisfying. Moreover, it contains flavonoids, a strong antioxidants which is good for health. Dark chocolate can improve blood vessel flow and reduce high blood pressure (according to WebMD)!!! Be careful not to have too much b/c it still has high calorie. However, it's a healthy choice so makes me feel good!

RPIDriveStick
01-14-2008, 07:30 PM
I have found that Lindt 70% chocolate has a funny aftertaste to it. Is the 85% any better?