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    Hi! In some stores I am able to get the Lindt 90%. I like the taste and could eat it versus the 85% (which has more sugar). The only problem I have with it is that its processed with alkali. I read online that this process causes the chocolate to lose some of its antioxidants. What would you guys do, eat the chocolate with more sugar, more antioxidants or less antioxidants, less sugar. Thoughts?

  • #2
    spring for some of the more raw chocolate varieties (or make it yourself at home). Taza is pretty good, so is scharffen berger
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      personally, i would go with the lindt, despite the processing query. to be honest, i don't really know the ins & outs of chocolate making nor alkali processing. i'm skeptical that it would actually eliminate all of the antioxidants though. the other interesting thing about cacao is that it's extremely high in phytic acid, an antinutrient.

      basically, all in all, i wouldn't really consume chocolate for the antioxidant benefits, i'd do it for the flavor. i'm sure you'll still get some antioxidants, although along with some phytic acid.

      since i view it as more purely an indulgence, i would just try to limit damage by going low sugar. plus i actually really dig the flavor of the 90%!
      Last edited by jakey; 11-07-2011, 02:39 PM. Reason: spelling

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      • #4
        I used to eat Scharffen Berger but now they make it with soy! :-( Chocolate is the one vice I cannot seem to get rid of, but at least its not cake!...lol

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Laura B View Post
          I used to eat Scharffen Berger but now they make it with soy! :-( Chocolate is the one vice I cannot seem to get rid of, but at least its not cake!...lol
          the 99% SB is soy free, I believe.
          Oh and Righteously Raw is awesome too
          --Trish (Bork)
          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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          • #6
            We're talking about 5%. It's not going to kill you.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by glorth2 View Post
              We're talking about 5%. It's not going to kill you.
              My thoughts exactly. Don't overthink it - just focus on getting the fundamentals right and you'll be fine.
              Yeah, my grammar sucks. Deal with it!

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              • #8
                I'm very happy with my Endangered and Dagoba dark chocolate, which are around 88%. Nom! (Or will be nom, when I'm done with Whole 30...)
                F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                • #9
                  Dagoba is also on my top 5 list!
                  --Trish (Bork)
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                  • #10
                    I chickened out on the 91% chocolate. It's not too bitter? The 87% is getting up there for me. I can't even tell there's sweetness to it.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      I think the lindt 91% is bland. JMO
                      --Trish (Bork)
                      TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                      http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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                      • #12
                        I've gotten to the point where pure 100% baker's chocolate doesn't taste at all bitter. Just yummy. I never thought that would happen.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          I've gotten to the point where pure 100% baker's chocolate doesn't taste at all bitter. Just yummy. I never thought that would happen.
                          That's really the only chocolate I eat anymore. It has one ingredient in it: chocolate. lol

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                          • #14
                            The Valrhona 85% is to die for:

                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-5...-in-the-world/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                              Dagoba is also on my top 5 list!
                              You can't mention you have a top five and then not list them!

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