Extra Dark Chocolate Bars

Food/Cooking - Dessert
By: LangleyCornwell    
18-Jan-2011

Introduction:Extra dark chocolate is reported to be healthy in moderation. That's a good thing. Well, the healthy part is good, the moderation part - not so much. For this list, I've included extra dark chocolate bars with greater than 80% cacao content. Most of the chocolate bars listed are organic. And I highlight extra dark chocolate manufacturers with a conscience.

  • 01

    Green and Black's Dark Chocolate - 85% Cacao

    My favorite organic dark chocolate bar is Green and Black's dark chocolate with 85% cacao. This organic dark chocolate is silky and creamy; it melts easily in your mouth. Those unfamiliar with the bitterness of extra dark chocolate may want to start with this organic dark chocolate bar, which has less bitterness than other extra dark chocolate bars. Green and Black's Organic is 100% fair trade certified and suitable for vegetarians.

  • 02

    Scharffen Berger Extra Dark Chocolate - 82% Cacao

    You may notice a faint taste of fruit, spice and espresso as you sample Scharffen Berger Extra Dark chocolate bar. While complex and slightly acidic, the sweetness of this chocolate bar comes from the hint of fruit instead of a mouth full of sugar. A robust dark chocolate bar, the bitter taste comes from the tinge of espresso. Scharffen Berger Extra Dark chocolate bar includes non-gmo soy lecithin.

  • 03

    Dagoba Eclipse Chocolate Bar - 87% Cacao

    Another excellent organic dark chocolate bar is the Dagoba Eclipse. This is a richly dark chocolate with layers of complex flavors. If you think about it, you will notice a spicy undertone. This organic dark chocolate bar is intense; it fills your mouth with potent dark chocolate flavor and finishes strong. Dagoba has a Full Circle Sustainability (TM) commitment and Dagoba chocolate is vegan, gluten free, certified kosher and 100% organic.

  • 04

    Theo Ghana Dark Chocolate Bar - 84% Cacao

    Theo Ghana organic dark chocolate bar uses Fair Trade Certified (TM) cacao to create single-origin dark chocolate bars. For the extra dark chocolate connoisseur, a taste of smoky leather and earthiness comes through the rich chocolate taste of the Theo Ghana organic dark chocolate bars. Theo Origin Chocolate Bars are vegan and soy-free.

  • 05

    Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate - 80% Cacao

    This fair trade organic dark chocolate bar is delicious, well rounded and balanced. With a rich mouth feel, Equal Exchange's organic dark chocolate bar is smooth on your tongue and has a big chocolate taste. Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate is vegan and gluten-free with no soy lecithin added.




Final Thoughts

All of these extra dark chocolate bars are delectable. If you can't decide which one to try first, make a few dark chocolate gift baskets and share these healthy treats with your friends.


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Comments

  • Wasatch 2/2/2011 Flag This Comment

    I am a dark chocolate fan.

  • toymaker 1/31/2011 Flag This Comment

    All sound tasty! I've never tried an extra dark chocolate bar and it sounds like I'm in for a real treat (and a healthy one at that!).

  • UponRequest 1/24/2011 Flag This Comment

    Oh good - more dark chocolates to try! Fresh & Easy has a dark chocolate bar that you would probably love if you haven't tried it (hope there's a F&E near you!)

  • PriscillaBenfield 1/21/2011 Flag This Comment

    i hated dark chocolate as a kid, then I grew up and tasted it and now I am in LOVE! Great list of dark chocolates to try.

  • clewand550 1/20/2011 Flag This Comment

    I have heard that dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. Nice list of 5. Well done.

  • workhomeunion 1/19/2011 Flag This Comment

    I love chocolate but feared eating too much for health reasons .. now that I know the chocolate that's not so bad I'll indulge a little more. Thanks for sharing. Hi5.

  • goodselfme 1/19/2011 Flag This Comment

    Thank you for your information on extra dark chocolate bars. I needed your help since this is not something I like, but know it is healthier than other chocolates. h5

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