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A non-chocoholic has a bit of a revelation

by Paul B. » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:49 pm

<table align="right" valign="top"><tr><td><img src="http://www.furansunocafe.com/images/gateaux/1848noir-86.jpg" border="0" align="left"></td></tr></table>I'm by no means a fan of chocolate or any other sweets, but just today I tried some very dark bitter chocolate called "1848", apparently made in France. I wasn't aware of who made it, but did a quick web search and came up with the illustration at right.

Well, this chocolate I can actually enjoy: it has a pure-note cocoa flavour and is delightfully bitter ... but best of all, it is virtually lacking in sweetness. This is truly excellent, and a far cry from all the stuff out there that's loaded with sugar and artificial vanillin - blech.

I can see myself having a piece or two of this kind of cocoa with a good coffee. A revelation for a non-chococolic!

And for anyone out there who's interested, this site seems to rate different chocolates by country and producer, with something akin to tasting notes on their samples. I am most interested by how the French examples clearly rank highly.
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