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Dark chocolate recommendations?

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RunRabbit Mon 10-Feb-14 00:41:52

I bought some Green & Blacks 80/85%(?). It was awful. Seriously horrible. Made me want to be sick.

Are there any nicer ones?

Innogen Mon 10-Feb-14 00:43:46

Bourneville has always been my fave.

I've no clue about the health/calories but it tastes fab.

takingawhile Thu 13-Feb-14 08:57:40

I love the green and blacks 85 percent but I moved to that percentage slowly... A tip, have it with a milky coffee! Otherwise for you (chocolate lover that I am) maybe try Lindt 70 percent...(divine is nice too, but most are ok) It's much sweeter. I notice I I switch to milk chocolate and sweeter foods my taste buds adapt and I then find dark chocolate too bitter. I can genuinely say I now absolutely adore dark chocolate and loathe milk- milk seems far too sickly.

Any other chocolate questions fire them this way, I'm ashamed to say I think I have tried every chocolate on this earth :-) but makes me feel slightly happy that I have a subject i know something about! Ha. Good luck with tryin out the chocolates... I've missed my vocation in life obviously!

takingawhile Thu 13-Feb-14 08:58:41

Ps actually loathe milk chocolate isn't true but I used to adore cadbury's as a child and now it tastes far too sweet.

ProfessorDent Thu 13-Feb-14 17:25:17

I like the Green and Black's orange and something flavour. Otherwise, Lindt do a massive range of plain chocolate of course, all kinds, I like orange, also the mint. Very moorish though, not many of the tiny bars. You get nice tiny bars at Pret, milk and cadoman (sp?) very tasty I find.

Piscivorus Thu 13-Feb-14 17:28:21

I have developed a real taste for Lindt Excellence dark chocolate with Sea Salt although I can still quite happily eat Cadburys!

teaandthorazine Thu 13-Feb-14 17:31:48

I don't like G&B in anything 'stronger' than 70%. Agree you need to 'build up' to it anyway though if you're not used to v dark chocolate! Your tastebuds need time to adapt.

Divine do a lovely 70% dark choc with raspberries. And if you have an Aldi nearby, their Moser Roth 70% is a good place to start. Cheap and comes in individually wrapped bars.

LastingLight Thu 13-Feb-14 17:43:59

I second the Lindt Sea Salt, it's my favourite chocolate.

HyvaPaiva Thu 13-Feb-14 17:47:13

Tesco Finest Swiss Chocolate Orange and Almond is really lovely

Lidl Ecuador Dark Chocolate with Raspberry is also very good

evertonmint Thu 13-Feb-14 17:51:34

I prefer Montezuma's over G&B for dark choc. Their Lordy Lord (dark choc with cocoa nibs) and Spice it Up (with ginger) are both lovely. Think both are 70% which is much nicer than 80-85% I find.

LadyStark Thu 13-Feb-14 17:54:14

I like Lindt 90% dipped in coffee, yum!

blueberryboybait Thu 13-Feb-14 17:55:39

Lidl does some delicious dark choc some with orange and some with raspberry. Delicious.

yummystepford Thu 13-Feb-14 17:57:27

I really love bourneville. But I'm not a dark chocolate fan so this is a bit in between the 2! Yummy chocolatey hit that you don't get from milk chocolate.

honeybunny14 Thu 13-Feb-14 18:01:36

Tesco finest dark choc with mint is my fave

Osmiornica Thu 13-Feb-14 20:17:41

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Mintrabbitt Sat 15-Feb-14 21:55:08

Marks and Spencer do a reasonable dark chocolate that is sold in a tube - it contains discs of pre wrapped chocolate that are about 40 calories a go. They've certainly helped me keep my sanity.

HaveYouHeardOfGoogle Sat 15-Feb-14 22:03:36

I love Tesco own brand dark chocolate. It's only 30p too! grin

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