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Old 09-25-2007, 04:02 PM   #41
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The local stores stopped carrying Droste, which was my old standard. So, I went hunting for a new standard. Found it!

Vivani 85%. Try it if you get a chance. Smoothest 85% I've tasted yet, and very low carb for a chocolate bar.

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I'm a huge fan of El Rey for baking (I make a decent frosting with it to cover the whole wheat chocolate cake).

I buy the wife a Godiva milk chocolate bar every day on the way out of work

and I'm a fan of Green and Black

Dagoba too

and a few other names that escape me.

Personally, I like the ones that push just a little bit. Not too wild, but enough to get me interested in new flavors, like the one I had the other day that had curry in it.

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #43
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Important news for chocolate fans.

The good dark chocolate bars are usually about $1/ounce. And there aren't many good online sources for them.

Amazon is now offering Cote D'or 86% bars for about $0.57/ounce: Cote D'or Dark 86% Brut Chocolate Cocoa, 3.5-Ounce Bars (Pack of 10): Gourmet Food

And they currently have a special $25 off $59 deal that brings that down to $0.33/ounce if you don't mind buying in bulk.

This is pretty good Belgian chocolate. Definitely try some at your local store before buying 30 bars in bulk, though.
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When in NYC or by mail Jacques Torres Chocolate -- Divine chocolate! Pricey, but great for a gift or special occasion, or any occasion.

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