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  • Just Indulged In Some 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate For The First Time

    So I've been primal for nearly five months now and I've not yet indulged in dark chocolate... until today.

    Now, I have never had a sweet tooth. Sweets have never tempted me and to be honest, I'm not crazy about candy, chocolate, or pastries.

    Today I picked up some Lindt's Excellence 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate (my only store option was WalMart today). It had only 8g of carbs for four (very large) squares of chocolate.

    Now this... was good. I ate just one square after dinner and it was a great little treat. I would take this stuff over the sh%t Hershey's peddles any day!
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    Just wait until you try Green & Black's, or Ghirardelli, or Endangered Species brand! I also had a few squares of Lindt's today, interestingly enough.
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    • #3
      Lindt's and Green and Black are some of my favorites.

      I'll have to give the other brands mentioned above a try as well.

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      • #4
        My new favorite is Hachez 88%. It's a German brand, and they have it in my nearest big awesome grocery store (Wegmans), but I don't know how easy it would be to find elsewhere. I like it better than the Lindt, Sharffen Berger or Ghirardelli that are in the 80-90% range.
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        • #5
          I usually buy the ghirardelli 60% bittersweet baking chips, is that a bad choice? I notice a huge difference from brand to brand in the same % range in carbs, what up with that?

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          • #6
            So i just did some looking and the sugars seem to be the same across lindt 85%, ghirardelli 86%, green and black 85% and 88% endangered species. But the total carbs range from 8-17g servings vary also but very little. So what would be the thing to look for?

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            • #7
              After some calculations I figured the 60% chips are not very good for me to be eating

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              • #8
                I personally look for no soy or other weird added ingredients. Lindt Excellence is my fave budget friendly find!
                The more I see the less I know for sure.
                -John Lennon

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                • #9
                  I would love one in the low 90s. Haven't found one yet, and I do prefer organic so thats an issue as well.

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                  • #10
                    I like Lindt 90% - no soy.

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                    • #11
                      Lindt makes a 90% I find sometimes, not organic though. Oddly the carb count is higher than for 85% -- a mystery I can't unravel, unless there's a mistake in their packaging.

                      Visiting my family in NY I recently found Godiva 85% (in a CVS drug store). Wow, is it good. Otherwise Ghirardelli and Green and Black are my favorite.

                      Target, oddly enough, is my go-to source for a good selection of superdark chocolate.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, Target usually has a pretty good selection of that kind of thing. I remember one guy here (can't remember the username) who said he had 100% dark chocolate... I wanna know how/where he got it!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Velocity View Post
                          Yeah, Target usually has a pretty good selection of that kind of thing. I remember one guy here (can't remember the username) who said he had 100% dark chocolate... I wanna know how/where he got it!
                          I see 100% girhadelli in Walmart around here and in the baking isle alot.

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                          • #14
                            The World Market near my house carries 99% cacao - their own brand, admittedly, but when the ingredient list reads like this: "Dark Chocolate (chocolate liquor, sugar)" and the entire bar has 2g of sugar, I'm pretty tempted.

                            I might have bought eight bars the other day when they were priced at $1.50 each.
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                            • #15
                              Lake Champlain makes an 80% dark chocolate bar that is a blend of different African chocolates. It's AMAZING. Look for it in Whole Foods! :]

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