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noshie May 1, 2009 08:42 AM

Where can you get them here in LA? It is available in Europe and on the internet. I occasionally see the Lindt 99%, so far no 100%?

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    Bjartmarr May 1, 2009 11:02 PM

    I believe I've seen Dagoba's 100% "prima materia" at Co-Opportunity. Not sure if they still have it, though. I can't imagine wanting to eat it straight; I remember spitting out chunks of baking chocolate stolen from Mom's cupboard when I was a kid.

    Is there a difference between 100% "for baking" and 100% "for eating"?

    The 73% Conocado bar, which the co-op recently got in, is fabulous.

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      noshie May 1, 2009 11:09 PM

      Its not a baking bar. Its like a regular chocolate bar. high quality chocolate. You have to savor it, you don't chew it, you let it melt in your mouth. Lindt makes a 99%, otherwise, they are Europe. I remember that bakers chocolate too.

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        Burger Boy May 2, 2009 07:22 AM

        I think baking and 100% are the same. You are just dealing with quality of bean, raosting of bean and processing. Single source chocolate is all the rage, I am sure Hershey takes ther beans from everywhere, blends roasts, etc.

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          Cinnamon May 2, 2009 09:07 AM

          You're actually eating/savoring the 99%? That was beyond my capabilities. I love the Lindt 85% (I think it's 85) and 70% though.

          Ghirardelli has a 100% at their Website ....
          http://www.ghirardelli.com/products/bars_unsweetened.aspx

          ...that I also saw on Amazon but haven't seen anything locally. (Haven't been looking.) A couple places I might call would be Surfa's in Culver City and *maybe* a World Market, but the latter's an off-chance.

          If you're looking for other brands, some of the artisanal American brands mentioned in this entertaining blog post might be worth hunting down:
          http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives...

      2. Dommy May 1, 2009 08:51 AM

        Curious Palate in Mar Vista carries Michel Cluizel bars and they have a 99% one...

        --Dommy!

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        The Curious Palate
        12034 Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA

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          bulavinaka May 1, 2009 09:05 AM

          Ditto on Dommy's reply.

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            coco puff May 1, 2009 02:00 PM

            I went to the Michel Cluizel store in Paris and his chocolates are out of this world.
            glad to know they sell them here

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              Dommy May 1, 2009 02:54 PM

              They carry all sort of wonderful chocolates there... and Hubby's favorite snack, Earthquake Chips! :DD

              --Dommy!

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                bulavinaka May 1, 2009 03:01 PM

                For a small shop/cafe, there's a lot of emphasis on chocolates, some of which is local artisan product. So far, I like the Sambirano chocolate from Madagascar. It's not 100% - "only" 75%, but like the label says,"Fine Dark Chocolate, Deeply Intense and Smooth."

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