So I’ve been avoiding most sweets, aside from the occasional ice cream indulgence, for quite some time now. But I don’t avoid dark chocolate, so long as it is 85% or higher. I could probably go down to 70% but I find that’s too sweet. A year ago, 85% tasted like garbage. And some brands still do. But trust me – you have to ‘build up’ to the good stuff, and over time, as with other foods, your taste buds change dramatically. Dark chocolate is no different.
Everyone knows that it’s good stuff, unlike milk chocolate, or white chocolate. So I won’t get into that. My post today is to crown the current best dark chocolate on the market that I’ve tried:
Lindt 85% Is the Best
I’m sure there has to be something better out there, but I’ve yet to find it. Try it and compare! Admittedly, I’m not one to order food off the internet or search all around for the best vendors. I’ve basically gone through all of the options available to the common man such as myself, from places like Acme and the usual grocery chains. Right now I have a Godiva one that might be the worst I’ve tried. The Ghirardelli ones suck too. Especially the one with Sea Salt on it that, while it sounds delicious, is a disaster.
Over at marksdailyapple.com, Mark Sisson did an excellent and extensive review a while back of his top five dark chocolates. They were brands I’ve not seen but will try to get to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s soon to check em out. But, sure enough, at the end he mentions good ole Lindt 85%:
Lindt 85% is another good option, especially if you can’t find any of the above choices. Lindt is available in most standard grocery stores and Walmart. – Mark Sisson
What brands have you tried? Leave a comment below. I’d love to know of some better options.