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Friday, September 3, 2010

Product Review: Belly Fat Cure Chocolates Part. 2

When I first started the Belly Fat Cure and realized we could have chocolate on the plan, I was all over that! One of the first reviews on Me & Jorge was on dark chocolates. At first the dark chocolate, which need to have a Cocoa of 85% or higher, was just to bitter to enjoy. My taste buds have changed through the months and now I L_O_V_E dark chocolate! It is such proof of the ridding myself of the taste for sugar too, so that is neat.

I have found 85% Dark Chocolates everywhere, my local grocery chain, Walmart, Trader Joes, Target and Whole Foods. My original post (click HERE for it) has the chocolates that are the easiest to find, but here I review the less common. Enjoy and let me know what your favorite is!

LINDT: 99% Cocoa Excellence Bar: 12 CountLindt Excellence Supreme Dark Chocolate 90% Cocoa, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa - This bar is a little more difficult to find with its higher cocoa. But that also makes it a little lower in sugar, and maybe a little more bitter for some. When I can find this bar, I pick it up. It is the Husband's favorite dark chocolate. S/C Value: 3/1

Lindt Excellence 99% Cocoa - I have only found this bar once, so I had to give it a try! It is really a true dark chocolate lovers bar. The disadvantage is that it can taste bitter. I found it to be really smooth though and not as bitter as I expected. If you like it this dark, the advantage is that it has no Sugar, but 16 grams of Carbs. S/C Value: 0/1

Endangered Species Black Panther, Extreme Dark Chocolate (88%), 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)Scharffen Berger Extra Dark (82% Cacao) Bar, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)Scharffen Berger 82% - My Mom picked this up in Napa recently and it was pretty good. It is a little higher in Sugar, half the bar has 8 grams. So you should have half a serving on the BFC. It was not as sweet as I expected, but the rest of the group really liked this. S/C Value: 6/1


Endangered Species 88% - My friend Dave picked this up for me when I visited him earlier in the year and I shared it when a few women I met at the BFC Live Event. It is really hard to find this bar, but a few specialty shops carry it. It is really smooth, but not overly sweet. S/C Value 5/1

Kallari 85% Cacao Organic ChocolateKallari 85% Cacao - I think this is probably the best dark chocolate I have tasted. The sweetness was exactly right and it was smooth. But it was also the most expensive one, nearly $5 a bar. Great for a celebration, but no my every night chocolate. I found mine at Wholefoods. S/C Value: 5/1

World Market 99% - I found this at Christmas time at Cost Plus Workd Market. It is very inexpensive, but I thought it tasted exactly like bakers chocolate. Way too bitter and no smoothness at all. Maybe it needed to warm up, I don't know. I could not find the S/C Value but a good guess is 0/1.

   

10 comments:

  1. My husband and I enjoy the Lindt 85% and occasionally enjoy the Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Lover's chocolate. I found the Cost Plus World Market chocolate to be too high in sugar, even when we ate just a few pieces.

    We recently acquired some Melville 98% dark, stevia-sweetened chocolate from Melville Candies.
    http://www.melvillestore.com/
    It definitely has that stevia aftertaste, but it's not too bad.

    Serving size is one bar (45g)
    Sugars = 0g
    Total Carbs = 12g
    Dietary Fiber = 7g
    Calories = 260
    Ingredients = chocolate liquor, stevia, vanilla

    Kim

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  2. Have you tried the Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt? Im not sure the S/C content....

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  3. My favorite is Lindt 85% dark chocolate. I have 2 squares almost every night after dinner. :-)

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  4. We have Endangered Species everywhere here. Let me know if you ever *need* one.

    Isn't that awesome how our taste buds change? I felt like I was really dependent on chocolate for a while and now I can totally skip it. I did buy some sugar-free chocolate chips online and enjoy them in things but my major chocolate cravings are a thing of the past!

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  5. Thanks for the review, someone had to do it. : )
    My new favorite is from Trader Joes, it's Valrhona, le Noir Extra Amer 85%.
    1 piece (40 gr)= 5 gr sugar. There's 2.5 servings per bar. I only allow myself 1-2 squares.
    Delicious!

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  6. I have been on this plan now for a week and have actually gained 1/2 pound. I am dissapointed it is not working for me in the same way. I have been diligent and meticulous in all of it! I have about 15 to 20 pounds to lose. Any advice?
    Thanks!
    AFS

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  7. Anonymous- Stick with the plan, it seems several people have had the same result. Be sure you take probiotics which really helped me to see better results.

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  8. If you ever see a MINT chocolate bar that meets BFC requirements ~ let me know!! That would be da Bomb!! I've been looking, but no such luck :-(
    Wouldn't seem too hard to put a little peppermint extract into the recipe, right??!!

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  9. Kroger Superstore handles the Endangered Species Dark Chocolate in their health food aisle! I stock up every chance I get! DI-vine!

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  10. DeAnnah,

    I purchase organic mint from produce section in grocery stores, it comes in small hard plastic container, and I combine my Lindt 85% with mint leaves. Every bite is delicious.

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