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Old 11-29-06, 08:01 PM   #1
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Chocolate Lovers

Alright, who loves chocolate?! What's your favorite kind?

I prefer mine dark. So far, the best I've had is Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Dark Chocolate.

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Alright, who loves chocolate?! What's your favorite kind?

I prefer mine dark. So far, the best I've had is Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Dark Chocolate.

I freaking love 'Delli.

For me it's dark, too.

I also have a few bags of Nestle Toll House Semi-sweet chips I snack on.
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Old 11-29-06, 08:02 PM   #3
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I love chocolate. I'm not picky, though I prefer dark chocolate. Once ate a 1 kg bar of chocolate in one sitting. Right after lunch.
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I love chocolate. I'm not picky, though I prefer dark chocolate. Once ate a 1 kg bar of chocolate in one sitting. Right after lunch.
I've had some pretty bad experiences bingeing on chocolate.

I almost won $50 CDN by eating one of those 5 pound Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars.
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Old 11-29-06, 09:07 PM   #5
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The Valrhona chocolates are quite good. Get them at Trader Joe's.


I also kinda like Dagoba chocolates.

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Old 11-29-06, 09:09 PM   #6
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Scharffen Berger

www.scharffenberger.com

Milk chocolate is like heaven. Even the 70% is good, taste nothing like the chocolate garbage in the supermarket, but definitely an acquired taste. Real good though.
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Im a lover, but I dont really discriminate. I prefer dark, but love all chocolates.
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dark chocolate, but i also love swiss milk chocolate like Milka bars.

Next week my sister and I are being treated to my mother's homemade chocolate cake- the occasion is both our birthdays ( a few days apart). I can't describe her chocolate cake... it has to be experienced. It follows a dinner of turkey and sweet potatoes... can't wait!
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Scharffen Berger

www.scharffenberger.com

Milk chocolate is like heaven. Even the 70% is good, taste nothing like the chocolate garbage in the supermarket, but definitely an acquired taste. Real good though.
I don't like the bitter taste of that one though...
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I don't like the bitter taste of that one though...
Actually if you eat it the way they tell you, break off a piece and let it melt in your mouth. Don't expect it to taste sweet, it tastes fruity, mhmm.
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When my mom was in Epcot in Orlando, she bought me some 75% pure cocoa chocolate from the German place. It was actually pretty hard for me to eat. I would just hold it and smell it.
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Old 11-29-06, 10:30 PM   #12
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Lindt Excellence 99%. Very hard to find though. I often settle for their 85% bars, which are far easier to find.
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85% would be mmmmmmm good! I just a 70% bar, don't remember who made it but dayum it was delish!
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I love doves chocolate but I bough 2 bags of Lindt last week for christmas presents and I ate them all
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I love doves chocolate but I bough 2 bags of Lindt last week for christmas presents and I ate them all
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I like El Rey. It's a pure Venzuelan chocolate. Awesome stuff. I think they do a 75 or 80%. It's not really sweet at all, more like a dark coffee. You smell and feel it as much as you taste it.
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85% would be mmmmmmm good! I just a 70% bar, don't remember who made it but dayum it was delish!
check out Target, they Stock the Lindt excellence line. 99% is only availible in the Lindt retail shops, and only select ones at that. I know San Francisco has them, not sure where else.
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I think that's more worth of a spankin'....
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for the most part I indulge only on my local guys dark
http://www.chocolateusa.com/
His website isn't up yet, but the stuff is awesome, and the smell of the place when you walk in.....
Although I just had a dark organic bar from a natural food store, I forget who made it but it had a panther on the wrapper, that was quite good as well
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I love me some dark chocolate too. M&M's are my favorite though.
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Old 11-30-06, 09:32 AM   #22
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There's tons of chocolatiers here. Godiva's a well known one, but the real goodies can be gotten at Jacques Torres and other places.
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*whips out his Hershey's chocolate syrup*

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I really like Callebut for making truffles etc. the bittersweet (75%) is one of
my favourites.
for eating chocolate I've been really impressed with Vosges they have some
really interesting combos. this is my favourite today:

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