So you love the healthy benefits- but not the taste- of unsweetened dark chocolate?
You're not alone! Many of us are not used to the bitter flavour of unsweetened chocolate or cacao. And, many of us have had experiences trying 90%+ chocolate and finding it waxy, bitter, and unpleasant!
Like all things, the quality of your dark chocolate matters. With no sugar or other ingredients to distract or mellow the flavour, a bar of high cacao dark chocolate is only good when made from the best quality cacao and when tempered properly to produce that rich, creamy mouthfeel.
We get it. It's hard to get through the whole day without snacking on something every few hours. But quite often, our snacking tendencies have us reaching out for some of the unhealthiest treats out there, whether it is sugar-laden candies or high-calorie chips. How about a healthier alternative? Dark chocolate is a popular snack of choice for a majority of clean eaters. It is delicious, decadent, and has a range of health benefits that are simply too good to ignore.
Not all chocolates are created equal, and trying to find out good chocolate from the bad can be quite a daunting task. Depending on what your recipe demands, you can take your pick from various types of chocolates and various percentages of cacao. However, there are some simple attributes that lend quality to the product and take them a notch above their cheaper counterparts.
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