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    I've been eating Divine dark chocolate for a while- 70% I think. It's starting to taste way too sweet, like milk chocolate did- so I think I need to move up. I tried Lindt 85%, and while it was palatable, it also tasted a little waxy and burnt. Does anyone have a chocolate brand that they'd recommend, which tastes good at 85% or higher?
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    Green & Black's Organic 85% dark chocolate .... it is my absolute favorite!
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    • #3
      I look for dark chocolate that includes vanilla as an ingredient. I've loved every one of those so far.
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      • #4
        I am not a huge fan of Green & Black. My current chocolate of choice is Ritter-SPort, but I am not sure what % they have.
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        • #5
          Green & Blacks has milk powder in it; milk makes me break out. I like the Dagoba 83% and the Scharffen-Berger 82%. The SB is softer. I also noticed that regular dark chocolate tastes too sweet. I never thought my sweet tooth would change!

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          • #6
            not a fan of the g&b myself, also has that "burnt" taste. hmmm... ritter-sport... I've heard of that but am not sure where to get it. i know that i can order the dagoba, though.

            alright, so i ordered the dagoba and i noticed another- alter eco. i'm going to try both of these and report back. the order should be in next Thursday.

            a-ha! I recognize the ritter sport as a brand that my hungarian friend feeds me. hers, however, is a very sweet kind. i will have to ask where she buys it to see if i can locate a darker version.
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            • #7
              i find there's a critical point. Anything about about 72% and they start adding in "reduced far cocoa powder"

              watch because the higer the cocoa content, the higher the fat!

              you don't say where you live ....in the UK the co-op does a cracking 85% bar which is super smooth and tasty. otherwise would go G&B too

              I also came across this brand called Baur who do a 77% cocoa and it is just lovely...

              otherwise I find them chalky, due to the added cocoa powder!
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              • #8
                Lidl and Aldi do lovely 81% and 85% brands.

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                • #9
                  I don't like Lindt. It's crumbly and dry.

                  My favorites are Green & Black's 85% and Scarffen Berger 99%. SB is very smooth and creamy, and contains only cocoa beans and vanilla bean.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/pure-...ate-CHCPURIST/

                    Anything up to 100% cocoa solids... which I haven't found courage to try yet, but everything I've ever had from them (hooray for 20%) has been beautiful. (They have a store in Oxford. Ohdear.)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fitmom View Post
                      Green & Blacks has milk powder in it; milk makes me break out. I like the Dagoba 83% and the Scharffen-Berger 82%. The SB is softer. I also noticed that regular dark chocolate tastes too sweet. I never thought my sweet tooth would change!
                      Isn't it amazing? I was having a cappuccino at Starbucks yesterday, and decided to sprinkle a dusting of cocoa on top, not realizing it was really sweet cocoa. I was amazed how sugary it tasted...it's like I could taste every tiny molecule of sucrose! So glad I didn't dump a lot on top!
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                      • #12
                        I've found 2 I LOVE: Lindt 95% and Ghiradelli 100%. With the Lindt, it's kinda like a Hershey's Dark was to me at one point: dark, but still on the sweet side. It has a slight nuttiness and a fairly creamy texture for a bar with so little sugar. The Ghiradelli is my favorite. I got them as baking discs (or whatever you call them) and it was a 2 lb bag for $3-4. It has a fruitiness and an almost coffee flavor to it. I love them.
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                        • #13
                          I will have to try the Ghiradelli 100%. Sounds yummy!
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                          • #14
                            Maybe you got a different product than I did. I found Ghirardelli 100% as a thin bar, looking like a normal eating bar, but it was way too bitter. Cost Plus 99% is far superior.

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                            • #15
                              The best dark chocolate I have found (and tried) so far has been the Endangered Species 88% chocolate bars. I don't know how widely available they are (I haven't seen any mention of them in my skim of this thread), but I usually find them next to Dagoba and Green & Black's. Their 72% w/ cocoa nibs and 72% w/ espresso beans are really good, too.
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