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to think high quality chocolate does not include green and blacks

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wilsonq2 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:45:02

Making a torte tonight, just seen what dh bought last night. I asked him for eggs and high quality dark chocolate. He managed the eggs OK but came back with g nb 70%.

I know its not awful, but it really isn't high quality stuff. Not even fairtrade and made by the same people that brought you cheese in a can.


Thumbwitch Tue 11-Nov-14 13:46:10

Yeah, YABU. Next time be more specific.

culturemulcher Tue 11-Nov-14 13:48:03

oh lordy.

EatDessertFirst Tue 11-Nov-14 13:48:23

YABU. I use G&B and I think its fine. You should have been brand-specific.

Charitygirl1 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:49:54

Don't be silly - if the cocoa solids are high enough it's fine for baking.

ShesAnEasyWuffer Tue 11-Nov-14 13:50:12

I consider Green and Blacks to be high quality and delicious

TheCowThatLaughs Tue 11-Nov-14 13:50:18

I thought g & b was quite good quality? It's certainly expensive (to me, but I'm more of an aldi shopper so it's probably all gone over my head anyway). If I made a torte it would probably be shit shock

meglet Tue 11-Nov-14 13:50:34

Don't G&B do an 85% choc too? LTB.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Nov-14 13:50:37

YABU, he didn't bring Milky Bar FFS.

ShesAnEasyWuffer Tue 11-Nov-14 13:50:46

Oh, so yes, YABU

ILovePud Tue 11-Nov-14 13:52:02

I'd consider it high quality blush and I think DH's definition would stretch to galaxy. I thought Green and Blacks was fair trade too.

slippermaiden Tue 11-Nov-14 13:52:11

Green and blacks is the best chocolate. I thought it was fair trade? (Will have to buy some and check smile)

trulybadlydeeply Tue 11-Nov-14 13:52:26

Your torte will be ruined. Ruined I tell you.

call 101.

TheWitTank Tue 11-Nov-14 13:53:42

YABU. You didn't specify, green & blacks is a decent enough chocolate and it's not like he came home with a slab of dairy milk.

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:54:35

What difference does Fair Trade make to the quality? Cadburys Dairy Milk has a Fair Trade version, so does Kit Kat. I would not call them high quality either.

JeanneDeMontbaston Tue 11-Nov-14 13:54:46

I'd say it's high quality - and I'd also assume what you meant was not eating chocolate, nor own-brand 'cooking chocolate' which don't have high enough cocoa solids.

What did you mean?

And why do you think fairtrade has to do with quality? It's to do with how the people who make it are paid.

MelanieCheeks Tue 11-Nov-14 13:54:55

Your definition of "high quality" seems to be rather extended - it has to be fair trade and made by a company with a social conscience? That wouldn't automatically occur to most shoppers, and unless you made those factors quite clear, then YABU.

ILovePud Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:06

I just googled it the guardian says they switched to being fair trade across their range in 2011.

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:44

Lordy. Having a thread like this surrounded by a banner promoting the Oxfam (Yes, I know, and Unilever) campaign to end food poverty in the UK really does sum up Mumsnet.

OP, can I be the first to send you a big thick dark glossy slab of reality via the Trussell Trust with added Organic HomeSpun Project Sunlight

Also, yes G&B is high quality mainstream chocolate. If you wanted something other than Bourneville for cooking, your DP did fine.

If you wanted to demonstrate your refined palate and superior knowledge then let's have a nice cheerful Christmassy thread about the best bloody chocolate in the world.

Gen35 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:49

G and B was one of the first choc companies to try fairer trade though, I'm sure they are better than nestle and Cadbury even if no fair trade label. Been eating it for years and love it above all others - only when it's on offer though. YABVU!! I'm shocked and appalled smile

misscph1973 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:52

I think he did quite well. I am not keen on G&B myself, for cooking I would probably get Lidl fair trade dark chocolate, it's nice and doesn't cost much. DH buys Willies chocolate from Waitrose, it's triple the price of the Lidl one, and to be honest I don't think it's worth it even if it's nice.

slippermaiden Tue 11-Nov-14 13:55:57

I've checked on line, it is fair trade! Small symbol on bottom of every bar you wally!

SolomanDaisy Tue 11-Nov-14 13:56:29

It is both organic and fair trade.

bbcessex Tue 11-Nov-14 13:57:10

<stealth boast>, and well done on your little DP for 'managing the eggs'.

Gen35 Tue 11-Nov-14 13:57:20


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