Chocolate was another one of those items to which I had to work at acquiring a taste. I made an effort to “train” my palette. It was one of those things, much like BACON and olives, that I so wanted to adore, but just did not enjoy for a long, long time. Now, it’s a nice treat for me, once in a while. I identify dark chocolate as a display of decadence in my life.
Growing up in a family of gourmet food brokers, I’m very much a food snob – I will admit it. And, when it comes to chocolate (even before really enjoying the flavor) I’ve always KNOWN what’s good and what’s not.
Mark Sisson offers another take:
Both assessments rate 85% Dark Chocolate brands as some of the best. Yes, I agree ~ for the most part.
My personal preference these days…100% dark, RAW ~ intense…insanely intense ~ and a handful of sweet fresh dates. Need I say more? Heavenly.