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  • In Asda, the UK's Walmart, I found a nice home brand with ingredients from Ivory Coast and Dominican Republic that does 85% dark without any of the soy crap, and it is only 1GBP per 100g at the moment. I've been eating about 50g a day lately but I'm trying to cut down on it.
    Checked this out as I was in ASDA yesterday. Looked like crap to me I'm afraid. There were a lot of ingredients, including "flavouring". Why would you need that in high-quality chocolate? Do yourself a favour and get the real deal. G&B is only 50p more at the moment.

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    • I"ll mix a few melted squares of lindt 90% with a tablespoon of coconut oil and some chopped nuts (sometimes) and then freeze it on some wax paper. I'll munch on pieces of that every few days.

      I keep my chocolate in the freezer but when it's mixed with the oil it starts melting the second you put it in your mouth. Its great.

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      • Originally posted by zilog View Post
        Checked this out as I was in ASDA yesterday. Looked like crap to me I'm afraid. There were a lot of ingredients, including "flavouring". Why would you need that in high-quality chocolate? Do yourself a favour and get the real deal. G&B is only 50p more at the moment.
        Yes, you're absolutely right. I somehow missed the "flavourings". Guess you get what you pay for, I've been trying to cut down on the food budget a bit as it does get expensive. This is still a lot better than the Cadbury crap but oh well, back to G&B and Lindt.

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        • Originally posted by FlyingPig View Post
          Yes, you're absolutely right. I somehow missed the "flavourings". Guess you get what you pay for, I've been trying to cut down on the food budget a bit as it does get expensive. This is still a lot better than the Cadbury crap but oh well, back to G&B and Lindt.
          And this is one of the reasons I only buy a bar of dark chocolate (I too prefer G&B's) only maybe twice a month at most.

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          • My boyfriend and I go through a bar of G&B's 85% between us every 2 days or so, but we've been talking about cutting back, since it's the last food that comes in a package, the last food with a brand name, the last source of caffeine/theobromine, and the last source of added sugar we each cling to... But I like to trust my gut rather than my mind, and while my mind says "hmmm, maybe I should cut out chocolate," my body doesn't seem to respond adversely to chocolate, and it does boast a host of alleged health benefits... I guess even strict natural-food-ists can have a little fun. (Though a chocolate-free week might be a good experiment, just to see if I feel better without it, and because it's been so long since I went without chocolate, that maybe I've forgotten how it feels)

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            • Just bought some 90% Lindt dark chocolate this evening and had a couple of squares. Felt like my mouth was drying out! Is this an acquired taste?

              I will eat the rest (not all tonight) to see if I get used to it.

              My partner bought some Lindy Wasabi chocolate (which we both love) so I am feeling jealous right now as he eats it lol.
              Lilith

              'Be yourself, everyone else is taken' - Oscar Wilde

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              • Originally posted by Lilith View Post
                Just bought some 90% Lindt dark chocolate this evening and had a couple of squares. Felt like my mouth was drying out! Is this an acquired taste?
                Yes, but once you acquire it you will LOVE it! I eat 2-4 squares every morning and consider it a really special treat.

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                • I think tobacco tastes better.
                  Which part of the catalpa pod are you smoking?

                  To the OP, you don't get to call a 3.5 ounce chocolate bar a binge. It's not a binge until you have to choose between throwing up, passing out, spitting out what you're chewing or trying to stand up for one more waddling, painful trip into the kitchen. I could see 10 or 15 chocolate bars being a binge. But one, two or three - that's just a lot of chocolate. Not a binge.
                  Last edited by Knifegill; 01-29-2013, 03:09 PM.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • usually just 1-3 little squares of minimum 70% (prefer 85%). Then there are those days when I melt some grassfed butter with half a bar, add some coconut milk, maybe a tiny bit of honey...... mmmmmmm.... paleo dessert..... great post workout snack!
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                    • One or two squares of 85 to 90% is typical for me. I just got some Lindt 90% today after not having any for a few weeks. When I first tried 90% I was like Whoa!! I was shocked by the intensity and lesser sweetness than 85%. Now I actually prefer it. Once you accept the flavor for what it is and not expect it to be sweet the taste and intensity is very pleasant.

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                      • i eat a row (40g - 100cal) of 85% camino or green & blacks every 2 days or so. last night i had 2 rows...sometimes none.
                        i can easily eat half a bar, which is pretty good considering i could eat a whole bar in a flash of milk choc based bars back in the day (being last year). whether an amount is "good" or "bad" just depends on you and where you're trying to be.

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