I eat dark chocolate most of the time.
But there are days when the only thing that will do it for me, is good old milk chocolate!! Not cheap stuff (although if I'm desperate it will do) but Belgian or german milk chocolate. I have to BE in the mood for dark chocolate, but milk chocolate is always appealing...
What about you? Which do you prefer, and why?
Original Post by santonacci:
I used to not like dark chocolate and only eat milk chocolate, now it's reversed. I prefer dark chocolate now because the more intense taste is a little more satisfying and quells my chocolate cravings a little better. I only eat milk chocolate if I just gotta have a milky way or snickers, there's no other chocolate around, or if it's in truffle form.
I've been getting Valrhona, Ghiradelli, and recently a Seeds of Change bar that claims to be Dominican Republic chocolate (it's pretty good). I've heard great things about Scharffen Berger chocolate, so next time I buy any, I'm trying that out.
Scharffen Berger was recently bought out by Hershey's (link).
Although in defense of American chocolate -- I've had chocolate from all over the world, and it is drastically different for different countries! South American chocolates (specifically Brazilian, if I remember correctly) are FOUL. American is too sweet and has a strange smell, but at least it's edible.
Original Post by mikelane:Scharffen Berger was recently bought out by Hershey's (link).
WTH?!? Man - that's very disappointing. I became very disillusioned with Hershey when I discovered they were farming out the jobs of two of their NA factories to Mexico. I decided to limit, possibly cease, the purchase of their products.
Original Post by cynthb:
I love love LOVE dark chocolate; I always have, way back before the "health effects" were published. Milk chocolate is enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but it's missing the "bite" which I love. I much prefer pure chocolate bars to bars with "stuff" in them, with the exception of the Cadbury Creme Eggs that come out near Easter which are just evil.
HA! Cadbury Eggs have been my fave since I was a TOT! I still get excited at Easter because they are on the shelves again.
My preferred is dark chocolate. I've always gone for the dark chocolates first when eating a pound box of See's. It freaks me out to see all the different chocolate bars on offer these days at the natural foods store, Trader Joe's, World Market. If I have a craving I can make due with a bag of Nestle's Semisweet Chocolate Chips :)
Chocoholic's dream, assuming you like Godiva (or nightmare, depending on how you look at it):
Original Post by cynthb:
I much prefer pure chocolate bars to bars with "stuff" in them, with the exception of the Cadbury Creme Eggs that come out near Easter which are just evil.
OMG, the past 2 weeks, I've had like 10 of those! They are soooo addictive! the sticky sweetness just draws me to them! The other day I had 2 in a row (yes, TWO) and half way through my second one I started to feel really sick. I guess my body can only tolerate so much sugar!!
I ate another one 3 days later though ... addictive...
Green and Blacks dark chocolate is amazing too.
I can resist normal chocolate bars - mars, kit kat, snickers etc, but if i get a chocolate craving, i need chocolate. and the easiest way to cure that is a few squares of dark chocolate: intense.
Dark chocolate-nothing on earth can beat that uber-rich, super-chocolatly taste.
I love all chocolate, don't think I could choose! Although I'm really looking forward to my milky bar easter egg next week! (I'm such a kid!)
But when it comes to the sweet stuff give me candy ANY day ! If I hadn't changed my eating habits I would have turned into a pic n mix by now!!
Most chocolate is too sweet for me so I'd say Dark chocolate but I'm not a big fan of chocolate in general although my Mom makes a killer chocolate mocha pie that is heavenly! It was the only pie I would eat growing up. White chocolate is made with coconut usually and while I like fresh coconut I hate coconut in candy...Basically, I'd prefer a sour candy to chocolate any day.