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    For me its 85%. It was previously 70%, but that stuff is too easy to find and I would buy it too much.


    Im addicted to dark chocolate.


    -Rob


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    It depends. I had a Valhrona 33% the other day and it was the best milk chocolate I've ever had. I usually hate milk chocolate. In general, for darks, never below 70% unless it's a chocolatier I like. For example, Madecasse makes a 60-something percenter that I HAVE to try. Delicious stuff.


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      My cutoff is typically 90%. Love the Pralus 100% though!

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        100% all the way I'll have lesser amounts on occassion, like if I'm sharing a piece of something fancy with a friend (chili chocolate, bacon chocolate, etc...) but I only buy 100% for myself. It's like drinking black coffee, once you know how the actual pure substance tastes, if you like it you don't want to go back to diluting it with sugar!

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        and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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          We only have 100% in the house. Pralus is the best

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            Chili chcolate is awesome! Haven't tried bacon chocolate...yet.

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              Ideal = 85%


              Won't go below 60%

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                Nothin' below 70%. Right now I've got both 70% and 85% in the cupboard, but I've been wanting to try Pralus.


                My fave way to eat chocolate right now is to break up pieces of 85% in a bowl, add some ghee, and melt it. I drink it like espresso. It tastes like very rich hot chocolate, and helps me get in much-needed calories and fat.

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                  I usually get 85%. I needed some chocolate chips for a recipe I was making last Christmas and the highest %cocoa content I could find was 60%, but that's probably the lowest I usually try to go.

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                    90%.


                    I'm going to order some of that Pralus 100%!

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                      85-90%. I agree, Pralus 100% is the best!

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                        Pikaia - are we talking 40g or 100g bars? That would definitely be a way to get some needed fat!

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                          I haven't eaten chocolate in a long time but I do mix 100% cocoa into my protein pudding. 1 scoop of whey powder, 2 raw eggs, 2 tbs flaxseed, 3 tbs shredded coconut, 1 tbs psyllium husk, a little almond milk and sweeten with xylitol.

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                            85%. Darker is better.


                            Bought some 70% over the weekend -- was out of town and it was the darkest I could find. Waaaaaaaay too sweet.

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                              I find anything 70% to 85% reminds me of milk chocolate now. Incredibly sweet.

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