Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Three Chocolates Diverged on a Supermarket Shelf


I chose Dove 71% Cacao "Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate" over the Scharffen Berger, Ghiradelli, and Lindt. Boy am I regretting it. I got this to have a square as an after-dinner treat. Love those antioxidants! (Yeah, that's what it is...) I suggest you don't buy this and here's why. The wrapper says "Silky Smooth." This is what lured me in. Oh, it's silky, like taper candles are silky. The texture in my mouth was quite like what I'd imagine the pieces that fall off of a candle as you jam it into a candleholder. Waxy and crumbly. This, my friends, is not an "exceptional, silky smooth chocolate experience." My "chocolate moment" actually made me want to take that moment back. I'm actually considering throwing the rest of the bar away. That is saying something, I think.

[Too lazy to take my own pic. This is from the Choco Check blog--which I am going to explore more, I think--who had this to say about it "Very soft bar compared with others previously tasted. Multitude of side tastes, not all of them pleasant. 6 " That's generous...]


  1. Ugh, how disappointing. It's getting more and more difficult to find a good chocolate bar these days. Esp. since Hershey's has stopped making some of their products with cocoa butter and replaced it with vegetable oil. I just got some sort of hippie all natural dark chocolate bar at the co-op, I will post about it if it is worth trying. Sorry about the Dove though, I will say I have never had a bad experience with Lindt or Ghiradelli, maybe they are safer choices.

  2. yeah, I'm going to have to get one of those. I had a good Lindt with Chili recently.


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