Tried & Tested | Dark Chocolate
To a lot of people, dark chocolate can be a little bitter, and just not as satisfying as its milky counterpart. We raided the local confectionary aisle to bring you the best of the best: delicious flavours to rival the sugary sweet shelves…and they all contain a minimum of 55% cocoa solids, for those all-important antioxidants!
The Feel-Good One
Green & Black’s 85% 100g RRP £2.00
With hints of vanilla, the bitterness of this Fairtrade organic chocolate slips away, leaving a smooth, almost savoury after-taste. It’s ‘accidentally vegan’ too! A little darker than most, but a top-quality chocolate.
The Low-Sugar One
Chocologic No Added Sugar Dark 80g RRP £2.00
Perfect for diabetics and those trying to steer away from sugar, Chocologic has reinvented itself with stylish new packaging, but the taste remains just as good (for a sweetener-based chocolate, anyway!). Think: milk/dark mix, but not as sweet. Almost like advent calendar chocolate!
The Refreshing One
Lindt Excellence Mint Intense 100g RRP £1.99
A firm favourite for chocolate lovers everywhere since Lindor balls came on the confectionary scene. This sleek, light tasting chocolate has the silkiness expected from Lindt, packing an intense chocolatey hit cut with minty freshness.
The Not-For-The-Faint-Hearted One
Montezuma’s Absolute Black 100% with Orange & Cocoa Nibs 100g RRP £2.60
If you’re already a seasoned dark fan, this one will tick all the right boxes! 100% cocoa solids, a bitterness that could rival pure cocoa beans, complemented by zingy orange and crunchy cocoa nibs. A little on the pricier side, but it will last longer: you’ll only need a square or two to satisfy your tastebuds!