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Post by zuppi86 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:21 pm

I know it's rich in antioxidants, but it sure tastes like crap. I'm talking about 99%
Am I supposed to mix it with something else? I ate a plain square and it took away all my saliva. I went down to 90% and it was barely edible. I think 85% is as far as I go. What about you?

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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Dave on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:41 pm

You have to get good chocolate.  Stuff you find in WalMart and 7 Eleven is going to be inordinately loaded with sugars and syrups designed to addict you and mess up your teeth.  I'm not really into the hype and marketing behind its MLM engine, but I will admit that I tried Xoçai chocolate and found it to be simply phenomenal, with no hint of that "I need another piece" phenomenon that most confectionery nowadays seems to be able to produce in our brains.  And get this - it actually felt GOOD for my teeth!

So you need to find something like that.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by itlives on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:59 pm

I would think un-sugared chocolate would be for cooking. I can buy dark choclate bars here that have enough sugar to be palatable but nothing like Hershey's.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Avocadoshake on Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:35 pm

I had a 99 % organic one lately - it was for eating. After going through it, I found it almost tasty.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Jon on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:08 pm

Even dark chocolate like Lindt 70% cacao has way less sugar than your typical chocolate bar like a Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar.  I use 70% as the example because it's my favorite (thus far).  It has the right balance of strong and bitter with just a little tiny bit of sweetness.  Also goes well with the right glass of red wine.

But anyways, I looked up the nutritional information on the Lindt and compared to a Hershey's bar.  You guys can check it out if you like, here and here.

So the Lindt works out to be about .27 grams of sugar per gram of the bar, and the Hershey's bar turns out to be about .56 grams of sugar per gram of the bar.

So, even if you decide to indulge, I think you can feel pretty guilt free about something light like 70% cacao.

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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Buckyx on Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:52 am

I can get 75% dark chocolate, label says no suggar added but I dont know
I eat that with some low GI fruit like apples and feel good after

shouldnt I eat that?
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Rix on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Is this for indulgence or for the antioxidants? I wouldn't agree with both answers, no offence of course, just me personally would get my antioxidants from berries and broccoli, then if I wanted to indulge I would go for a the most tastiest bar of Choco I could. If I'm gonna give in to extra cals and sugar, I wanna do it right ;)
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Buckyx on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:05 pm

dont know I was looking for some good fat/protein choice for snack and I eat nuts with other meals so chocolage looked like good alternative

berries are hard to get, quite expensive and season for some home grown is almost over
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Rix on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:23 pm

Peanut butter for fats and broccoli for antioxidants. One tablespoon of peanut butter is roughly 4 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Buckyx on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:27 pm

yea I can get enough fat through eggs, nuts and meat and cottage cheese

so dark chocolate is ok? even if 74% only, I found 85% at most but its almost 2x that price
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Rix on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:31 pm

Well not to me it's not lol but IIFYM.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Dave on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Rix wrote:Peanut butter for fats and broccoli for antioxidants. One tablespoon of peanut butter is roughly 4 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat.

Recipe for awesome.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Rix on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:52 pm

Should try peanut butter chicken if you like the sound of that Dave. You will be weirdly surprised.
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Buckyx on Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:48 am

last time I did peanut butter with curd, fat bomb for breakfast with IF :D although it was 70-100g of peanut butter and 200g curd
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by Dave on Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:10 am

Rix wrote:Should try peanut butter chicken if you like the sound of that Dave. You will be weirdly surprised.
I don't just like the sound of it, I have done it many times! And always open to new ideas.  Thanks!
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Re: Dark chocolate

Post by johnnyD on Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:12 pm

Going back to the start, I discovered raw organic cacao recently, I mix it in with cereal, fruit, in shakes and you can make a really nice healthy dessert of cacao, avocado and honey all whizzed up into a mousse like texture, you could even put in some unflavoured grass fed whey protein and you got yourself a little bowl of goodness !! (cinnamon sprinkled on top for taste and more healthy goodies)
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