Best Dark Chocolate Bar

Consuming little quantities of dark chocolate can be great for your health. To get the optimum health benefit it's best to take in minimally processed chocolate in pure, dark kind without ingredients (like corn syrup, hydrogenated oil and synthetic colors or tastes). Brands differ, you can presume that a one- to one-and-a-half-ounce serving of plain dark chocolate consists of about 200 calories.

Best Dark Chocolate Bar

Valrhona Noir Extra Amer-- 85 % Cacao

Valrhona Noir Extra Amer-- 85 % Cacao
2.5 portions per bar

Each serving:

20g fat (12g filled).

15g carbohydrates (6g fiber; 5g sugar).

This bar looks wonderful: streamlined, smooth, and dark, practically black, with a suggestion of red. I believe the greatest draw is the structure, which is smooth (gosh, I sound like a chocolate ad making use of words like "smooth").

The Noir Extra Amer works out in a pot of spicy chili, right at the end prior to serving. I get my own at Trader Joe's for $2.99 a bar.

Chocolove XOXOX Extra Strong Dark-- 77 % Cacao.

Chocolove XOXOX Extra Strong Dark-- 77 % Cacao
3 portions per bar.

Each serving:.

13g fat (8g filled).

11g carbohydrates (3g fiber; 6g sugar).

The Chocolove XOXOX might have an unbelievably cheesy name and a somewhat greater sugar material, however if you desire a non-abrasive, initial dark chocolate for novices, this is it. You get the distinct taste and light sugar material of a high-cacao bar with the creaminess and ease of access of a lesser-cacao bar.

Green and Black's Dark-- 85 % Cacao.

Green and Black's Dark-- 85 % Cacao
2.5 portions per bar.

Each serving:.

21g fat (13g filled).

14g carbohydrates (5g fiber; 6g sugar).

Another remarkably dark bar with looks of red, the Green and Black's Dark is comparable to the Valrhona in its mouthfeel. It's velvety, smooth, smooth, and melts really well, however it's not extremely so bitter. When I do not desire that kind of bitterness, I reach for a Green and Black's, which strikes a remarkable balance in between toughness and delicateness.

Dagoba Eclipse-- 87 % Cacao.

Dagoba Eclipse-- 87 % Cacao
1 serving per bar.

Each serving:.

26g fat (16g filled).

19g carbohydrate (8g fiber; 7g sugar).

I like it, nay, like it, however it's certainly not a daily sort of chocolate bar. If it's the only thing in the home, I can most likely work my method through it in 2 weeks-- with commitment-- and yet it's the most interesting chocolate I've had. No, this bar stands alone.

Scharffen Berger Extra Dark-- 82 % Cacao.

Scharffen Berger Extra Dark-- 82 % Cacao
2 portions per bar.

Each serving:.

19g fat (12g filled).

17g carbohydrates (6g fiber; 8g sugar).

It's not simply the cacao that's bitter; there's a bite that sticks around minutes after you've taken it. That acidic bite successfully staves off the worst of the (let's face it-- occasionally too much) bitterness, where a lower maker would have packed a bar up with sugar to dull it.

One of my brand-new individual favorites that didn't make the cut is the 85 % Ecuador dark chocolate out of the Santa Barbara Chocolate Company. We had the 72 % at PrimalCon, however the 85 % is even a whole lot better.

Lindt 85 % is another great choice, particularly if you cannot discover any of the above options. Lindt is readily available in many conventional supermarket and Walmart.

One last thing: keep in mind that the serving size noted on the back of dark chocolate bars is generally rather high, frequently around half a bar per serving. Depending upon bench, I get 6-12 or more portions per bar. When computing the carbohydrate values per serving above, consider this.