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wow 85% cocoa chocolate is weird

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by copilost, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. copilost

    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    that's it really!:D
    I saw a recipe somewhere for chocolate pots made with cream... must be worth a try
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I warn you @copilost its a slippery slope :D
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Wait til you move up to 100%! Hotel Chocolat do 100% buttons :hungry:
     
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    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is to melt the choc add chilli powder and salt then toss almonds and /or pecans until well coated ,leave until hard if you have the willpower !!
    Take care with the chilli I once added the Asian shops extra hot :arghh: !!
    Carol
     
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    I spinkle cacao nibs on yogurt and chia seed pudding - which is just the crushed bean for anyone who isn’t familiar.
     
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    Over 5 years i’ve been eating high cocoa dark chocolate and I love 85% but can’t get past that. 90% is just too bitter for me and the Hotel Chocolat 100% was horrific.

    I have a kind friend who buys me some for my birthday as she knows I need the high percentage and I don’t have the heart to tell her I don’t like it. I use it to make truffles though as with cream and a little liquid sweetener (plus a dash of booze!), it is nice
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, that is the cutoff point for me too.
     
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    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I like 90% cocoa chocolate because I can stop with 2 pieces. With 85% I tend I overeat :-D
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes 85% is as high as I wish to go too! (Pre LCHF, dark choc was definite migraine trigger so I treat with caution still...)
    I mainly buy Lindt 85% and this can certainly be weird as it may vary from perfect to rather bitter from batch to batch. I've occasionally resorted to double checking the wrapper to ensure I've not accidentally got the 90% by mistake.

    But @copilost, if you want really weird IMO it has to be chocolate avocado pots - I enjoy both individually but have my doubts about them in combination , though they appear to be quite popular! (They're on my maybe if I'm feeling extra adventurous recipes list...:eek:)

    Robbity
     
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    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to consider 85% chocolate as 15% sugar :shifty:

    I don't eat it at all anymore, but I when I did, it was 100% cocoa solids or nothing. Personal choice though of course.
     
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