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Old 10-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Lindt 85% Cacao chocolate bar?

I saw some at Wally World the other day. Each bar is 3.5 oz, and costs US$2.+ Unfortunately, I have to wait until Friday to get one to sample!

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Seems like overkill to me. Why not just use unsweetened?
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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Seems like overkill to me. Why not just use unsweetened?
Perhaps it's more of a question of fat rather than sugar content?
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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Well, for me anyway, it's a matter of how much cocoa solids are in the bar. The more solids, the more flavor. Think of it like Guiness Stout vs. Bud Light.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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I have tried the 85% cacoa bar. My sister absolutely hated, but if you really like dark chocolate, you'll absolutely love this bar. Very strong, very, very strong.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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The wife loved it but she likes dark chocolate. I didn't like it so much, but then I don't like dark chocolate either.
I thought it was too strong.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:50 AM   #7
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Ok, I bought one and tried it.

I like dark chocolate. I really do. But, this was a little to much, in my book. It reminded me more of baking chocolate than something I'd like to eat out of hand.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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Ok, I bought one and tried it.

I like dark chocolate. I really do. But, this was a little to much, in my book. It reminded me more of baking chocolate than something I'd like to eat out of hand.
I agree with that. It's like I had drink something really sweet to offset it
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Seems like overkill to me. Why not just use unsweetened?
The two are not even close to the same. I love dark chocolate and love 85%

I recently tried a Lindt 99% bar. I went to buy it (curiosity got the better of me) and the woman behind the counter asked if I had ever tried it. When I said no she pulled out a sample for me to taste. She told me I better try it before I buy it because it tasted like dirt. While I did not think it tasted like dirt I did think it tasted like bitter unsweetened chocolate. I was very happy she had me taste it first. She then gave me a bit of a piece of milk chocolate to chase the 99% otherwise that would have stayed with me for a while.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:18 PM   #10
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Rather than eating chocolate, I believe those bars are best used in baking or candymaking. In fact, I would imagine that is what they are really made for. Something really sweet can be offset nicely by bittersweet chocolate.

I am going to have to rewrite my favorite truffle recipe to share so you all can see what I am talking about.
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