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Although I'm not a chocolate person (I prefer licorice, Swedish Fish, Gummi Bears, etc) I do miss See's bordeauxs. I've also found that Lindt's milk chocolate goes great with Lindt's white chocolate. I'm not very fond of the dark chocolates and I can't tell the difference between Belgian and Hersey's. What's your favorites?

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I like Godiva 72% dark and Dagoba organic dark, 72% or 74%, I forget, with different stuff added like Lavender or fruit/berries. These are easy to find locally.

For everyday, Hershey's special dark works for me. Oh, M&M's come in dark chocolate also. Yummy!

 

It's so much better for you than milk chocolate or white chocolate. JMO. ;)

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I don't actually remember some of the brand names, but Michel Cluziel, and El Rey are two of them...I'm a big fan of bitter chocolate, even the extreme 99 and 100% varieties (where a little goes a long way), because, although they are incredibly dry in taste, underneath the dryness there is an amazing depth, and range of flavors. For regular consumption, I'm happy with a bitter chocolate that's about 72-85%.

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My husband has got me hooked on German Nougat.

(Imagine a chocoalte bar with the flavor of Nutella)

I also enjoy belgian chocolates and Cadbury -Mini- Cream Eggs on rare occasions

 

Dark Chocolate-I have to be in the mood for it.

White chocolate- Good in small portions.

 

However, more than a few bites of Milk or Dark chocolate make me feel icky.

 

Good thing that I prefer uber-sugary candies...

(ie-See's Scotch Kisses: butterscotch-drenched marshmallows!)

 

But what is my favorite?

White Chocoalte fondue with Amaretto in it...

*drool*

Pass the Bananas, Marshmallows, and that long thin fork this way, if you please?

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... I can't tell the difference between Belgian and Hersey's.
Easy: the Hershery's is the one that smells like vomit. Seriously. Smell it.

 

I'm a milk chocolate kind of guy usually. Godiva, Lindt, Michel Cluizel, Venchi, Scharffen Berger, even Cadbury.

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I love Nestle Aero bars, especially the one with mint bubbles. Sadly, the best chocolatier in Richmond closed down last month and I can't find it anywhere else locally.

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Dark, dark dark chocolate. Darker the better. Lindt pretty good. Hersheys has a new very dark chocolate that Costco carries that definitely doesn't smell like vomit.....it is good. White and milk chocolate are a waste of time.

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Dan's Chocolates are simply the best. Dan's truffles are hand made in small batches and shipped via airmail to stay fresh. The shells are thin and the fillings are soft and smooth, because they don't sit on a shelf in a store for a year, like some other commercial chocolates. I used to be a total Godiva/Lindt devotee, but once I had Dan's it was all over. They are a bit spendy, but entirely worth it compared to anything else you can buy and put into your mouth. :dribble:

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Last time I had Duplais Verte it was with a chocolate brownie with chocolate ice cream on top.

 

It fit very nicely.

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Chocolate? Yes, thank you.

 

The smell of vomit properly belongs with cheese, not chocolate. And it is appropriate and good.

 

Damn, now where am I going to find a Hershey bar to sniff?

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CADBURY'S!!!!!

 

Cadbury's milk chocolate rules. Which reminds me, I still need to write a letter to the powers that be at Cadbury's, to make a complaint about them having changed the colour of the wrapper from gold to silver. But their chocolate still rules.

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Lindt Excellence, Lindt with whisky or cognac, Lindt with hazelnuts and raisins, and for a change anything from Lindt :thumbup:

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Cadbury's cream eggs? It's that time of the year again!

 

I adore Godiva and Lindt, but also Droste

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I've had orange flavored chocolate that's also shaped like an orange, but I don't see it very often and I keep forgetting who makes it.

 

Ghirardelli used to make an awesome orange creme filled thin chocolate square. I know someone who's wife works for the company and he told me that they discontinued it. :(

 

I've never smelled a nasty Hershey before.

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Zchocolate is some of the best I've tried.

 

They have a range of 'Origins' chocolates which are small batch bars that are made with only one type of cocoa bean. They really give you an amazing look at the difference in flavors between the beans from different areas.

 

I tried to link the exact page, but it's all flash, I think. Either way, go to the site, click on products (on the left hand side of the page), scroll down, and select the Single Origin Bars. I suggest buying a "Chocolate Paradise", which is a sampler of all 6 single origins: Venezuela, Ecuador, Madagascar, Dom. Rep., Papua New Guinnea and Ivory Coast. Just fantastic stuff.

 

And no, I don't work for them. ;)

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I've got two bars of Lindt's 85% on my computer desk at home. I usually have a square or two in the evening.

 

A friend of mine found Lindt's 99% in Germany, I've yet to find it locally.

 

I've got a 45 oz bag (yup, 1.275Kg) of M&M peanut candies in a drawer at work for emergencies.

 

Chocolate? na...

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Easy: the Hershey's is the one that smells like vomit. Seriously. Smell it.

 

I'm a milk chocolate kind of guy usually. Godiva, Lindt, Michel Cluizel, Venchi, Scharffen Berger, even Cadbury.

CADBURY'S!!!!!

 

Cadbury's milk chocolate rules. Which reminds me, I still need to write a letter to the powers that be at Cadbury's, to make a complaint about them having changed the colour of the wrapper from gold to silver. But their chocolate still rules.

 

All the Cadbury bars I can find in this area are made in Hershey, PA, by Hershey's. Are you able to get authentic english Cadbury?

 

I tend to like a few of the the Lu-Pim little schoolboy biscuits with the dark chocolate on top (45%) at night, and they do go wonderfully with a strong absinthe like the Duplais verte, Jade E72 or even the Ike. The 70% cocoa biscuits have a deep intense almost smoky flavor that I crave at times.

 

Le petit ecolier biscuits

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A friend of mine found Lindt's 99% in Germany, I've yet to find it locally.

 

That's a pretty hefty one - I bought a 50gr bar maybe a month ago and still have some squares left over. It's a quite extreme experience of taste...

 

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I do agree, it is hardcore chocoshock. But if you eat it with one sugar cube per square (which I strongly recommend) it is simply delicious.

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We have a local place in the Twin Cities that makes good truffles. I think they are called Legacy Chocolates; and I encourage any and all Minnesotans to give them a try. Out of all the foods that I have found enjoyable with absinthe, chocolate has to be the one I like the best. I would have said 'the darker the better' but 99%? You guys are nuts!

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What do the percentages mean?

 

Percentage of pure cacao in the chocolate mixture. Dark chocolate has a higher cacao content than milk chocolate does, which gives it a more intense taste, but less sweetness than milk chocolate. People's taste in chocolate tends to change as they grow older, from milk chocolate when younger to darker chocolates as you grow older. That's a generalisation, but backed up by studies. More people prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate, but dark has been making inroads in recent years.

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