85% Cocoa

Lindt 85% Sometimes when we hang out with Cam he'll buy us some junk food. Last night I saw this and my curiosity had to be satisfied.  The darkest chocolate I'd had before was 60% and that was a truffle with a lighter chocolate inside.  Not counting the huge chocolate bar I found in the baking cupboard as a kid, of course.

The packaging is elegant and the texture smooth but the taste?  The package describes the taste thusly, "This full-bodied chocolate[...] is for true aficionados." In other words only crazy people buy this stuff, the kind of people who convince themselves that if something costs more it must be better.  If 40% is good, then 80% should be fabulous!  You know who you are.

I'm not saying it was completely disgusting.  There's a shy hint of sweetness, and it really is smooth, but I won't be going above 60% again.

Update: Apparently they also have a 99%.

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