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What Makes Chocolate Good for You

Is chocolate actually healthy? The buzz around chocolate these days is focused on flavonoids and trace minerals, some of the molecules that make cacao a so-called “super food.” But do you know what those things are, and more importantly, why they matter? 5 Reasons to Eat More Quality Chocolate Chocolate is good for us because it …

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*Escazu Chocolate Piura Blanco 70%

Bar: Piura Blanco 70% Maker: Escazu Chocolate (North Carolina, USA) Price:  $6.50/80g (Direct From Maker) Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Munch Factor: 6/10 Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans and Organic Cane Sugar. Appearance: 20-block plain pre-broken mold; very dark brown considering that the beans they used were of the white variety. Aroma: cocoa with a fudgey lilt and alluringly heady character, exactly …

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*Zotter 70% Peru Criollo

Bar: Peru Criollo 70% Maker: Zotter (Riegersburg, Austria) Price: $7.95/70g (Bright River Chocolate) Overall Rating: 7/10 Munch Factor: 3/10 Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter Appearance: 2-35 gram bars, both emblazoned with the Zotter logo; medium brown color. Aroma: Chocolate-covered dried cranberries. Melt & Snap: good melt & good snap. Flavor: Sweet, then woody tannins and a creamy …

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*Pump Street Bakery Madagascar 74%

Bar: Madagascar Criollo (74%) Maker: Pump Street Bakery (Suffolk, England) Price: $15.99/70g (Chocolopolis, Online US Retailer) Overall Rating: 8.5/10 Munch Factor: 7/10 Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter Appearance: Very light brown with an almost reddish tint. Plain mold. Aroma: Strong sweet cocoa, almost like a milk chocolate. Slight woody undertones. Melt & Snap: Wonderful melt & decent …

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