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 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
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 - 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.