1. Lindt- this used to be my go-to chocolate but they've branched out so some so their stuff is not as good. But still a good fall back, especially the 70 to 80% dark. Very sharp, very good for everyday eating.
2. Leonidas- Oh man. This stuff is fancy and delicious. My hubby gets it for me every Christmas and I have a very hard time making it last to New Year's!
3. Ghirardelli- nice smooth chocolate taste. Just sweet enough but also gives a good bite.
4. Dagoda- organic chocolate. Dark, fruit infused, chocolate nibs, it's all good!
5. Scharffen Berger- the different flavors available are too tempting- sea salt, honey and coffee bars. Very upscale and to me, expensive. But worth every penny.
6. E. Guittard- some of the best, basic chocolate around. They use fresh ingredients and offer milk, semi sweet and bittersweet bars with hints of cinnamon, cherry and nuts. They also offer a lot of good baking bars for those bakers out there who want the best!
7. M&M's- who can stop eating them?!
8. Chocolove- the packaging makes it look like really cheap chocolate, but it's not. They offer flavors like toffee, raspberries, and orange peel. I grab one everytime I go to the specialty chocolate store.
9. Aero bars- from Europe. Light and airy, it has bubbles inside! Even though I don't normally like milk chocolate, I can't resist these.
10. Michael Cluizel- Very French plantation bars of chocolate. Flavors like dark chocolate with hazelnut, praline, and coffee. They also offer a chocolate bar that is 99% dark. Whoa!
11. Valrhona- another wonderful French chocolate company. Very high end, offering chocolate bars and baking chocolate to chefs.
12. Chocolate milk- not the skinny stuff, but the whole milk/cream with chocolate. Organic, off the farm, is even better. With Oreos.
13. Avalanche bark- not really a chocolate at all but so good. I get a piece every time I go to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. It's a mix of rice krispies, white chocolate, peanut butter and mini semi sweet chips. I've posted it before on this blog but here is a link to the recipe on line if you want to make it-
What is your favorite chocolate?