Good Chocolate


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Good Chocolate

Postby Space Samurai » Nov 29th, '07, 04:22

I know there are a few Chocolate enthusiasts here, so I thought I'd share this.

I'm around a lot of chocolate each day, and it all starts to blend together, but this stuff I had today was amazing. Its from Chuao, and its a bar of 68% dark chocolate, cacao nibs, and nutmeg. Nutmeg and chocolate was very, very good together.

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Postby Mary R » Nov 29th, '07, 08:32

Hm. They also have a bar flavored with Earl Grey tea. Interesante. Muy interesante.
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Re: Good Chocolate

Postby skywarrior » Nov 29th, '07, 18:39

Space Samurai wrote:I know there are a few Chocolate enthusiasts here, so I thought I'd share this.

I'm around a lot of chocolate each day, and it all starts to blend together, but this stuff I had today was amazing. Its from Chuao, and its a bar of 68% dark chocolate, cacao nibs, and nutmeg. Nutmeg and chocolate was very, very good together.

http://tinyurl.com/38urlc


How dare you tempt me! :P

Must not look...must not look...

:shock:
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Postby Wesli » Nov 29th, '07, 18:57

I had some chocolate with my sencha the other day, and it was surprisingly good. But I guess the Japanese already figured that out. :D
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Postby Proinsias » Nov 29th, '07, 19:49

I recently ordered some chocolate bars from http://www.artisanduchocolat.com/Artisa ... efault.asp
and it really blew my tastebuds away.

The chocolate is made fresh and shipped fast with a store in fridge recommendation and a two week best before date. They claim preservatives were first added to chocolate during the First or Second, I can't remember which, World War and for some reason have never been removed from by far the majority of chocolate.

All of the bars were phenomenal but one in particular stood out. Unfortunately I can't remember which but it was the darkest milk chocolate I've tasted and really did combine the best of both worlds.

These people are not only making fantastic chocolate but are also on a mission to change the way we produce and consume chocolate.
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Postby xine » Nov 30th, '07, 13:44

Space, that chocolate sounds lovely. I am in a nutmeg kick where I've been adding it to everything. I had a lousy chai this morning, but added like 2 tbsp of nutmeg and all was better in the world.

I got in an order of Vosgses chocolate, which is may favorite artisanal brand. I have to hold off eating it though, cos it is my xmas gift. A little early, but I think it will be fine. I'll eat it regardless.

Does anybody dabble in chocolate making? i picked up Andrew Schott's Making Artisanal chocolates and haven't been able to get the time to make something good from it. I have made simple things such as my famous peppermint white chocolate bark, but nothing fancier than that.
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Postby CynTEAa » Nov 30th, '07, 15:20

Usually this time of year I make dark chocolate peanut butter treats. Yum!

Bissinger's 75% Dark Chocolate is my regular indulgence. So good. They sell it by the pound. And for an occasional treat - their 'Bear Claws.' :D
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Postby Wesli » Dec 3rd, '07, 20:48

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Win


You have great tastes Cyntea
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Postby Chip » Dec 3rd, '07, 21:06

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you do not have chocolate in your profile, please refrain from posting in this thread. :wink: I once even considered Chocolate Chip as my user name.

I currently call Dark Chocolate my other health food..next to tea.

I am trying not to think about chocolate these days, just eating it daily. Yet somehow I never (virtually) gain any weight.

Dark chocolate with peanuts or almonds simply rocks my world. Peanut butter will certainly do.
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Postby Wesli » Dec 3rd, '07, 21:21

Hey Chip, are you gonna hop on the matcha chocolate train mary posted, or are you more of a xy% (insert tropical island here) kind of chocolate lover?
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Postby CynTEAa » Dec 4th, '07, 10:00

You have great tastes Cyntea


~Thanks, Fukalicious!

And I agree with Chip. Dark Chocolate is my other 'health food.' This thread may have inspired me to get cracking and whip up some treats!
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Postby Chip » Dec 4th, '07, 13:03

w@@t, NJ is not too far away!!
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