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bilsim
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Chocolate - your favs?

Do you like chocolate and what's your favorite kind?

 

My favorite is 60-70% cocoa fine bitter chocolate. I also love chocolate lava cake, as it's super chocolatey. It really gives me a longlasting kick of a good mood.

 

I also tried grinding actual cocoa beans into chocolate at home, the flavor was good, the texture was not the best. 

 

This topic is probably not for those who don't like chocolate, but perhaps, you can tell us why you don't like it. 

 

Choco greeting (choceeting) to everyone.

 

 

 

 

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celgins
Community Member

I like 70-78% cacao dark chocolate, which I have used often in baking. It works well when combined with semi-sweet chocolate and produces a nice "chocolate balance" in cookies and other chocolately desserts.


A few months ago, I concocted a a triple chocolate cherry cookie that included 100% unsweetened cocoa, semisweet chocolate chips, shards of 72% cacao, pieces of 78% cacao, and organic cherries. It yielded 12 big, fat cookies and I ate every one of them!!


During my travels over the years, I've sampled chocolates from all over the world, and there are some really nice flavours out there. I like milk chocolate and dark chocolates, and usually have something chocolate a few times a week.

bilsim
Community Member

Wow, the triple chocolate cake gave me endorphine and dopamine vibes. 

Brownies are a standard, I also tried blondies with white chocolate, but I really missed the cocoa part in them.

 

I also buy chocolates when I travel, it's only tricky in the summer as they may melt in my travel bag.

celgins
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I tend to shy away from white chocolates for the same reason.

 

Americans love their chocolate brands and we have good chocolates, but I think some of the best chocolates are made outside of the U.S.

 

Does Bosnia and Herzegovina have great chocolates made there or is most chocolate imported?

bilsim
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Actually we have local ones, some highly commercial internationally present US brands, and a lot of various European brands (even specialty ones).

 

TBH, local brands in Bosnia are not the best, it's usually a very improvised chocolate. I usually buy Swiss or German brands (not all are good but those that I prefer are from those countries). Now we could flash a lot of brand names here, but they don't pay us for it, so we won't. Ha ha.

celgins
Community Member

Exactly!

 

I think the Swiss and German brands are some of the best. I enjoyed the most recognizable Swedish chocolate brands while there, but people don't often associate Sweden with great chocolate.

 

With all of the different varieties of chocolate candies and fillings (i.e., sea salt, orange, coconut, caramel, etc.) one variety rarely found in U.S. stores but readily available throughout Europe are liqueur filled chocolates. I'm not an alcohol drinker, so I don't care for those anyway!

bilsim
Community Member

Yeah we have those, with brandy or whiskey filling. I am not a fan either. With all the variety and additions, I think I prefer straight/plain dark chocolate.

07f66811
Community Member

palate - chocolate with pistachios. I don't know if it is available in other countries.

8a9b202c
Community Member

Ritter Sport, Brach's - it's been too long, excuse me if it's misspelled -, Three Musketeers, Milky Way, M&Ms,...

I think that most people don't mention chocolates because of the temptation they represent to them. Even though chocolate is very much related to overweight, it is a great source of health, if eaten right. It provides not only energy and other nutrients but causes our minds to be in a positive mood! 😊

17a409ae
Community Member

Not chocolate,i think a great meal is better ðŸ˜

ad21ba84
Community Member

my favourite its dairymilk 

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