What's the BEST dark chocolate bar you've had in your life?
This is for pure dark chocolate bars only 60 percent or higher, no bars with milk added, no bars with ginger, or bacon bits, or orange, no truffles. But plain old dark chocolate bars. And where did you get them so those who are chocoholics can find them I live in LA but anywhere in the US is fine
My 3 favorites in order.
Amedei Chuao "wally's wines or caffe luxxe" los angeles
Amedei Porcelana "wally's wines" los angeles
Michael Cluizel 1er Cru de Plantation Vila Gracinda "wine exchange in orange, silver lake cheese store "sometimes," or wally's wines" los angeles
Just tried a piece of Sambirano 75% from Madagascar. "The world's first Equitrade fine chocolate" is on the back label, "Deeply intense and smooth," on the front label. This is probably the most deeply intense yet smooth chocolate I've ever had. I'm definitely keeping this bar away from the kids.
Hi Val, I happened upon this particular chocolate at a local eatery/deli called, The Curious Palate in Los Angeles. Small, unassuming place with a strong focus on what the owner feels is really good stuff that he's come across. To be honest, I haven't been in a couple of months now, so I'm not sure if they still carry this particular chocolate.
This is a short review and an image of the bar that I mentioned. Unfortunately, it mentions availability in England but no mention about it in the US:
This is the eatery's website:
Bernachon (Lyon, France) "store brand" packaged in clear cellophane, 100 gm bar (as I recall). Amazing complexity. It's worth going to Lyon - which is a fantastic city for eating in any case - just to go to Bernachon.