I have been eating chocolate for the longest time. There are many reasons for it. First and foremost, a pure pleasure! Health reasons are also in the picture. Numerous studies have shown that chocolate can help to preserve healthy mind and body. (Check out here, here and here) I consume enormous amounts of it and am always on a look-out to taste new brands, types and flavors. For the most part, it must be dark chocolate, generally a minimum of 70% cocoa solids and up, fair trade and mostly organic. Some of my absolutely favorite brands are:
- Equal Exchange Chocolate
- Green and Black’s Organic Chocolate
- Theo Chocolate
- Endangered Species Chocolate
- Cocoa Vino
- Alter Eco chocolates
Recommendations of some of best fancier, sophisticated chocolates can also be found in The Best in the Box in New York Times.
If interested, see also Chocolate to Avoid.