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%.