12 Most Delectable Dark Chocolate Bars
I’ve got a “golden ticket” as I live within walking distance of a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. Although there are no Oompa Loompas at the chocolate factory, I have developed quite an appreciation for dark chocolate.
In no particular order, here are my top 12 most delectable dark chocolate bars:
1. Theo & Jane Goodall 70% dark chocolate bar
This dark, rich and creamy chocolate bar is delicious, but it is also chocolate you can feel good about. All Theo chocolate is fair trade certified, but this bar has the Jane Goodall “Good for All Seal” meaning that the product is a high quality, ethically produced from a developing country. All proceeds go to support Jane Goodall’s foundation.
2. Vosges Mo’s dark chocolate bacon bar
Dark chocolate and bacon! Need I say anymore? Vosges combines two of the best tastes on the planet in one chocolate bar. Not for the faint of heart or for those with a high cholesterol count!
3. Lindt sea salt & dark chocolate bar
Maybe bacon in chocolate isn’t for you. If you do appreciate the salty sweet flavor profile, then give Lindt’s Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate bar a try. At 45% cacao this bar is creamier than the others on the list, but the hint of salt will keep you coming back for more.
4. Olive & Sinclair Mexican-style cinnamon & chili bar
This spicy 67% cacao bar hails from Nashville, TN. It’s perfect on its own when you want a little kick with your dessert, but also comes with a recipe for an amazing drinking chocolate. It also has the coolest wrapper.
5. Madre passion fruit & 70% dark chocolate bar
Aloha! This bar comes from the big island of Hawaii where Madre started producing cacao just a short time ago. This bar perfectly blends the sweetness of passion fruit with chocolate that will transport you to paradise.
6. Green & Black’s 70% dark chocolate bar
When Kraft Foods bought Cadbury who owns Green & Black’s, I was terrified that the large food manufacturer would ruin this yummy, affordable, high quality chocolate bar. Luckily for chocolate lovers, they left this brand alone. If you want extreme decadence, check out Green & Black’s white chocolate bar!
7. Valrhona Manjari 64% dark chocolate with orange
Orange and chocolate is one of the most perfect chocolate pairings. This bar takes it up a notch by using candied orange pieces. There’s a bit of sunshine in every bite.
8. Madécasse pink pepper & citrus bar
This single origin bar boasts cacao and combava fruit from Madagascar. With the first bite, I could taste the citrus of the combava, but it finishes with a peppery flair. This is an excellent special occasion bar to enjoy after a great meal with a nice glass wine.
9. Scharffen Berger mocha chocolate bar
Sharffen Berger really is the chocolate lover’s San Francisco treat. If you love chocolate and coffee, this bar offers the best of both worlds. If you ever had any questions about what chocolate to pair with your wine, coffee or even beer, check out Sharffen Berger’s online pairing navigator for help.
10. Chocolove extra strong dark chocolate bar
Chocolove — the only bar that comes with its very own love poem inside every wrapper. At 77% cacao, this is the strongest bar on my list, but the producers add a little extra cocoa butter that enhances the softness and the mouth feel of this chocolate.
11. Endangered Species all-natural supreme dark chocolate bar
There’s a monkey on the wrapper and monkey facts inside! This is another feel good bar. Endangered Species supports conservation of endangered animals and habitats. This fair trade and delightfully creamy dark chocolate bar is trying to save the planet one bar at a time.
12. Theo’s 3400 Phinney bread & chocolate bar
What do you get when you combine buttery, toasted bread crumbs and dark chocolate? A perfect savory treat! This 70% dark chocolate bar from Theo’s fantasy line combines salty and sweet in just the right way. It is also one of the few soy-free chocolate bars on the market.
I’m always looking for new dark chocolate bars to try. What’s your favorite dark chocolate treat? Share your thoughts about what I should try next in the comment section below!
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