I'd like to get my wife some chocolate bars for Valentines and I'm wondering if there's any I've missed. There must be, since I know there's loads of new chocolate bars on the market.
She likes dark (70%minimum) chocolate bars. Scharffen Berger's 82% bar is her go-to bar on a week-to-week basis, if that helps you with a sense of what she likes.
There's no interest in filled chocolates, so good as Kee's is, that's not what I'm looking for.
Other places that I've ruled out as been-there-done-that or yuck: Max Brenner, Jacques Torres, Maison du Chocolate, Cluizel, MarieBelle, Endangered Species.
Amedei and Domori are two brands I'm interested in; does anyone know where I can get either of them?
So, chocolate lovers, help a choc-illiterate guy out here please.
I'm devoted to Lindt 70%, and have discovered a recent love for Green and Black's.
But if you're looking for something special for Valentine's day, you might want to check out Debauve et Gallais (69th & Madison). Their chocolates aren't too sweet and are real gems for dark chocolate connoisseurs. I also love the that they have a 200 yr history behind them.
You can get bars called "tablettes" or "pistoles," little coin-shaped chocolate pieces (I love the earl gray flavor - very subtle without hiding the integrity of the chocolate). My personal favorite is their truffles, but your wife may not be interested in those. Wish I had a few on me right now...