Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate


I cannot live without it.

Good chocolate is a must. Dark chocolate, I adore.

Chopped Chocolate

Bittersweet, with a strong chocolatey aroma, that's what dark chocolate should be like. I have an affinity for Lindt 70% chocolates. The higher the cocoa content, the better.

Whenever I bake, I try to use dark chocolate as often as possible.

Maybe not the 70% ones (that'll be too expensive). I normally use the one with 52% cocoa content. I buy mine from Carrefour.

Okay, it might sound 'cheap' but it really isn't. It's one of the better baking chocolate I've used. I always use it in my chocolate chunk cookies. In fact, I've just made a batch a few days ago to send to someone - part of the Blogging by Mail event (hosted by Nic) I'm taking part in. More about that in another post.

Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a simple poem I wrote about my greatest love, a few years ago. Dug it up from my good 'ol comp.. enjoy!

Swirls of brown

My tongue
Makes contact
With the dark brown
Swirling with ecstasy

Eyes closed
Fluttering with delight
My smile hints of something creamy
And breathes
Of dreamy desires

Might be I'm just crazy
I could be only playfully
Addicted to a pleasure
So dark and dangerous

Feeding my constant high
Bringing me further from my pain
I laugh with disdain
And cry with realization
When I know
that I have within my grasp
My one true love,
That is,
The divine


Stephanie said...

You may be interested in Cocoloves' 77% Extra Stong Dark Chocolate's fantastic! I've used it a few times, and the flovor is deep and intense.

You can learn more by going to the site,

the baker said...

wow ... checked out the website. the chocolate sounds really good! but if i order it online, would it reach to me in good condition? won't it melt? i don't think they have it here... man, now i feel like trying it. 77% sounds excellent! thanks for the tip steph :)

Stephanie said...

Hmmm...good question. You could send them an email and ask them? It's amazing chocolate, believe me! I made a dark chocolate cupcakes filled with dulce de deleche and topped with dark chocolate ganache, using their bars...ooh, lord. If the devil used them in his sales pitch, he'd have a lot more women on his side!

Anonymous said...

check out:

their Dark 70% is simply amazing...and best of all, its all organic.

not sure whether they stock them in sg though.

boo_licious said...

I love chocolate too and I find it so hard to get nice ones in Malaysia. The bake shops use some low grade stuff that they don't even put the cocoa mass on the labels!

So far, I used the Carrefour ones (they're not bad), the Lindt ones and the Droste which can go from 72% to 75%. The 72% Droste is much better than the Lindt 70% and cheaper too!

Vera said...

i love dark chocolate too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl!
Thanks so much for sending the cookies! I just received them about five minutes ago and polished off quite a few. They're wonderful. It was so fun to get them in the mail all the way from Singapore (to Indiana, US). Blogging by Mail is such a blast!

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