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Ok. I'm on a chocolate kick lately. Just wondering what everyone's favorite brand (dark or milk) chocolate is, and why. Personally, I haven't met many chocolates i don't like. The only ones I really can't stand is Hershey's. It's to sweet and processed. Give me something smooth and dark that goes really well with a glass of red wine and a hot bubble bath!

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  1. oh gosh i'm a cali girl, so my loyalty for comfort chocolate is a see's bordeaux.

    1. Lindt or See's. I prefer dark chocolate but milk is good too. For baking Ghirardelli.

      1. Probably would have to be Green and Black's, especially the Maya Gold and the Dark chocolate with cherries. Mmm...:-) I also like Cadbury's, but only on occasion, since I try to only eat dark chocolate now. Toblerone is another occasional treat too.

        1. For boxed chocolates, I love See's candy.

          My boyfriend got me a box of Moonstruck chocolates for Valentine's day, and they're really nice. http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com/

          I am also a big fan of the large size of Hershey's Special Dark bar. Large size because I like the thickness, not just because I'm greedy!

          1. I love the truffle from Helen Grace, another southern cal company. But then again I also like Teuscher chocolates which are imported from Switzerland.

            1. Fran's chocolates out of Seattle makes the absolute best chocolate covered caramels in the world.

              http://www.franschocolates.com

              For the pure stuff, I go to Chocosphere

              http://www.chocosphere.com

              my favorite there is the Santander.

              For a quick fix at the local market I go with either Lindt Berne bars or the Ghirardelli 60%.

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              1. re: seal

                When I can't get Teuscher (*sigh*), my favorite is Lindt.

                1. re: seal

                  I just order a bunch of stuff from Chocosphere, and my favorite is a 60 percent cocoa solids bar from Grenada Chocolate. It's all organic, made in the rainforest in Grenada at a factory that's powered by solar energy. But beyond that, it's *really* good. I tasted a sample when one of the founders was visiting in San Francisco, but he didn't have any for sale, and I wondered if it was really as good as I thought it was from a small sample. But it is. I've had other small-batch single origin chocolates from chocolatiers that are trying this approach (going bean to bar at the point of origin), and this is by far the best.

                  www.grenadachocolate.com

                  1. re: Soup

                    Rapunzel from Switzerland is my favorite noshy chocolate. When I lived in Portland, OR it wasn't hard to find. Lately Chocolove is the backup.

                  2. For luxury chocolates, my favorite is Christopher Elbow. We order one box around Christmas each year and cut each piece in half so that we get to try some of each one.

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                    1. re: Hooda_Guest

                      I was really impressed by Christopher Elbow when I visited KC two years ago and stumbled upon the store. Really great quality and flavors.

                      I also like Kee's which is a local place here in NYC that makes the most heavenly chocolates. As for ones that are more widely available, I enjoy Green and Black's dark chocolate.

                    2. Somebody gave me a gift of Moser Roth premium dark chocolate. Amazing.

                      1. My favorite candy is a local producer, Harry London chocolate. www.harrylondon.com

                        I prefer to snack on Ghirardelli or E Guittard 60-70%+ bittersweet chocolate. I have never been impressed with Sharfenberger but Callebaut and Valrhona are very good for baking purposes.

                        1. When I worked in Mexico City as a computer consultant a clien, Chocolates Turin, made the best chocolates I have ever tasted including Godiva etc.