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Old 10-04-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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Hershey's "special dark" or Nestle's semisweet chips. That's about all I can stand.

Otherwise dedicated milk chocolate user here.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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I've eaten around 90% and it's pretty good.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:00 PM
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72 % for me. I occasionally get the 80 something one, but it's a bit too bitter for me. Maybe it depends on the quality of chocolate, too.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Lindt 90 -- and that was because it was specifically recommended by my diet. Although it is much too bitter for me to eat by itself, I melt two squares and dip strawberries into it for a nice dessert.

Btw, speaking of chocolate, this reminded me of when I was a teen and worked part-time for See's Candies in 1971-2:

I eventually was able to almost always predict what kind of chocolate customers would want before they told me. People who appeared to be "grumpy" would order dark chocolate and "nice" people would want milk chocolate. However, with so many diets promoting dark chocolate now, I don't think that would hold true any longer! (Or maybe it would as some people have a tendency to be grumpy if they are dieting, lol!)

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Old 10-04-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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I buy Trader Joe's 85%, and I like that. Anything over 90% is just too bitter for me to find enjoyable.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Lindt 90 -- and that was because it was specifically recommended by my diet. Although it is much too bitter for me to eat by itself, I melt two squares and dip strawberries into it for a nice dessert.

Btw, speaking of chocolate, this reminded me of when I was a teen and worked part-time for See's Candies in 1971-2:

I eventually was able to almost always predict what kind of chocolate customers would want before they told me. People who appeared to be "grumpy" would order dark chocolate and "nice" people would want milk chocolate. However, with so many diets promoting dark chocolate now, I don't think that would hold true any longer! (Or maybe it would as some people have a tendency to be grumpy if they are dieting, lol!)
Eating a super high percentage seems to be a badge of honor. Lower percentage still obviously contains the active ingredient of cacao but you get a smaller dose...unless you eat more of it which then has more calories. Like anything it is a tradeoff.

I can't stand dark chocolate and will get my antioxidants in other more enjoyable ways. I have to say I particularly dislike people who will only allow themself an ounce of dark chocolate and only because it is healthy for them - these people remind me of rabid teetotalers and yes, otherwise grumpy people who derive true pleasure only from the sacrifice they are making to be healthy. Sorry...rant over.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:11 AM
 
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Gone 92% before, even as recent the other Saturday (not this one, the one from almost 2 weeks ago)

I love 70% dark chocolate and have a small bar almost every day. I remembering reading somewhere that the health benefits kick in at 70% or higher. I don't think I could eat 92%. It probably tastes like bitter baking chocolate.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:28 AM
 
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I like chocolate in the mid 70s to about 80% range. More than that and it's too bitter for me. Less than that and it tastes more of sugar than of chocolate to me.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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I like chocolate in the mid 70s to about 80% range. More than that and it's too bitter for me. Less than that and it tastes more of sugar than of chocolate to me.
I pretty much agree with this, although after eating Green and Black's 85% lately the mid 70's now seem like a sweet indulgence-though a desirable one. Run of the mill chocolate with more sugar has now become intolerable for me. Yuck! Too sweet.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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A friend who is very much into healthy eating told me that he eats ONE square a day. He just said dark chocolate, nothing about the strength. (I tried it--was not successful eating ONE square though.)
Haha! That's me! I don't care for milk or white chocolate, it hurts my stomach and the sweet taste make me nauseated. But a square of high quality (not US made from grocery store) dark chocolate? Love it!
It's enough to satisfy craving, it's healthy and being such a small portion it doesn't contribute much on calories.
I think my chocolates are at least 70%, but I don't care for that as much I care for the ingredients. So, no soy lecithin, no milk, no emulsifiers, no vegetable fats, no added aromas, and sugar is not the first ingredient.
My all times favorite: Amedei chocolates - pure heaven! I also like Marou Tien

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