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    I'm not really sure what to do about my chocolate fix.


    I absolutely love Green & Black's darkest chocolate, but it only comes in the big 3.5 ounce bar. Problem. I start out good and only eat a few squares. A day goes by and I take 6 squares. Next thing I know I'm finishing it off.


    I need a small single-serving-size chocolate bar, with all the wholesome goodness of Green & Black's chocolate... since I apparently can't control myself with the chocolate. *sigh*


    Suggestions?


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    You can get these in smaller packs at some places (maybe individually?)...


    http://www.epicureal.com/product_detail?product_id=170660&category_id=36


    If 5g is too small you can also get it in 30g


    http://www.atthemeadow.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=233


    There are quite a few very good 99-100% chocolates around, but I'm not aware of many that come in smaller than 50g blocks.


    * That's if you aren't scared to get off the 85% and into some real chocolate!

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    • Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    • Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    • Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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      I searched online, and came up with this: http://www.tomandsallys.com/gourmet/5.html

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        I tried 100% and I'm not sure I can do it. It was just too bitter for me, though it sure doesn't take much to get my chocolate fix from it- lol.


        Thanks for the suggestions. Maybe it's a brand thing, and one of these will be better than the G&B 100%. Maybe 99% won't be quite so harsh.

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          Yeah, I can completely understand - been there, done that. How about buying the big bar and breaking it pieces and wrapping them individually in aluminum foil? Can be a tad time-intensive though.


          Cute profile pic, btw.

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            Thank you!


            Haha... I like your idea, but unless I take the rest of the pieces and bury them, I'm going to misbehave. It's like a bear trying to not eat honey- lol.

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              I just had the Endangered Species 88% last weekend, they come in bars and in boxes with individually wrapped squares! The 88% was pretty strong, but still creamy and delicious. It's right next to the Green & Black's in my grocery store. All organic, supports small cocao farmers, and less sugar than the other brands too!

              You are what you eat,
              and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                This isn't as dark as you're looking for, but if there's a Trader Joe's near you, they sell a store brand pack of 3 1.65oz (I think) 72% bars for like $1.70 or something.

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                  I am a big fan of the Lindt & Sprüngli 85% bars, I usually get them in the 3.5oz bars too, so I'm not sure that would help you a lot.


                  8g of carbs, and its about as dark as I can go and still enjoy it. The 99 and 100 is pretty bitter.


                  These things are just wrapped in foil. You could probably break off single servings, individually wrap them, and then leave the bulk of your collection somewhere inconvenient so its harder to get at.


                  I would occasionally leave some of my bars in my car trunk so I'd believe I had them available at work. In practice I was rarely motivated enough to actually go down and get one, so I'd only get my chocolate fix if I remembered to grab one in the morning.

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                    My favorite solution is to take one square of Lindt 85% and one square of Lindt 70%, cut them up into tiny pieces and mix them with a few almonds, a few crushed walnuts, and a healthy handful of unsweetened coconut flakes.

                    The chocolate is still there, it's just watered down a bit. The other ingredients contribute to a sense of fullness, at least for me. My boyfriend calls it my almond joy alternative. I don't even like almond joys but this "dessert" works for me.

                    I also make it if I am going to the movies- it's better than trying to resist the siren song of movie theater candy/popcorn.

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                      Tarlach introduced me to Pralus 100% and it is excellent and before you go urgh yuck too bitter this is way better than any other chocolate out there and is actually very smooth and buttery, also being rather on the expensive side I only allowed myself a few squares and savored it, got my chocolate fix and have left the rest for another day and this is coming from someone who can normally inhale a block of chocolate in one sitting without blinking.

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                        Dangit Miriam now I'm obsessed with getting some Pralus...I want to try all of it! Especially the 100% though after reading some reviews of it. The "mini-pyramide" looks awesome, just 1x1 inch squares of all the 75% cocao flavors so you can taste them all!


                        I especially like the fact that the 100% has no sugar, as I recently deduced that it's the high sugar days (a recent dark chocolate binge day and one ice cream day about 5 weeks ago) that make my chin break out. No sugar means I can have my chocolate days every once in a while with no break out!!

                        You are what you eat,
                        and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                          Try Hotel Chocolat - they do a lot of ultra dark bars that come in HUGE or small sizes.


                          www.hotelchocolat.co.uk in UK/EU

                          www.hotelchocolat.com in US


                          Be warned, they are not cheap. But aside from G&B bars, I find all other chocolate tastes like rubbish compared to their stuff. Oh, and also be warned, their catalogue is chocoporn. Seriously.

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                            Thanks for the tips. I've taken notes, and now it's just a matter of buying it.




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                              Diana, how often are you doing this? Dark chocolate has other benefits even if it's not 100% primal.

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