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    Dark Chocolate vs Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

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    I've been on a chocolate kick the past week or so, eating a serving every day of unsweetened baking chocolate. From my understanding, eating dark chocolate in moderation has some health benefits. Does baking chocolate have any? I looked at the ingredients and it only lists chocolate, not dark chocolate.
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    Dark chocolate is coco with a small amount of sugar and maybe other ingredients. That baking chocolate... Is just pure dark chocolate. Their the same coco, just one has sugar, the other doesn't.

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    i bought some 85% dark chocolate and i thought it was horrible. i just dont see the appeal at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelwlcx View Post
    Dark chocolate is coco with a small amount of sugar and maybe other ingredients. That baking chocolate... Is just pure dark chocolate. Their the same coco, just one has sugar, the other doesn't.
    Oh, that clears it up for me. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager View Post
    i bought some 85% dark chocolate and i thought it was horrible. i just dont see the appeal at all
    Yeah, it's certainly does have the sweetness of milk chocolate. But for primal purposes, I mix melted unsweetened baking chocolate with coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, and xylitol (not exactly primal, but it's good for people like me prone to cavities). Spoon the mixture into a tray for mini ice cubes, freeze for a few minutes, and out pops yummy goodness.
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    Haha, I've been eating unsweetened chocolate lately and I definitely get funny looks for it. Great way to satisfy a chocolate craving without succumbing to my lifelong struggle with sugar addiction.

    So yes, unsweetened is "dark" chocolate; it's as dark as you can get! There's no reason removing the sugar would have a negative effect...it's the exact opposite.

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    I use to eat a whole block of 85% dark cooking chocolate in one sitting..mmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager View Post
    i bought some 85% dark chocolate and i thought it was horrible. i just dont see the appeal at all
    It's an acquired taste for sure. Start lower (around 60 or 70) and build up. I think 99% is pretty good, but hubby thinks it's vile.
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    If its good chocolate 100% is good. For baby steps, Dagoba makes an 87%.

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