Who has the world's best chocolate???

I vote for Godiva chocolate, but I am willing to try any that you care to send to sway my opinion.

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So far I’m leaning toward Frey. A friend of mine in Switzerland has sent me several bars of it and it is absolutely beyond anything I’ve had in the US.

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As a loyal Californian, I have to say Girradelli. I find that most imported chocolate has too much sugar and not enough milk in it for my taste. Don’t even get me started on the chocolate-flavored wax that Hershey, Mars, et al sell for 50 cents a bar. You really do get what you pay for.

Another vote for Godiva, though that may be more propinquity than anything else.

(blush) I’ve had some killer Swiss and Belgian chocolate, but in such small quantities I wasn’t able to imprint on the names. And some Mexican chocolates are just amazing: rich, dark, and not so oily/creamy blanded-out. We’re talking real chocolate punch here, guys.

As a gratuitous aside (note I did not use the banned “hijack” word), the fuss and brouhaha in the EC over what is “chocolate” had my insular New World mind boggling. The French, the most insular food snobs in the world, insisting that their standards for chocolate should prevail?!

I’m sure that is layered, political and complicated as hell, but any country trying to dictate chocolate is as limiting and insane as trying to dictate cheese! Hey, English chocolate rocks. Stilton. Great cheddar.

Sorry, I am wandering far afield, though still (remotely) in the dairy arena. But I for one would hate having chocolate, cheese or anything else forced into narrow definitions as to “worth”.


For your daily fix, rely on Trader Joe’s Bitterseet Belgian Chocolate in the “Pound Plus” bars. For a really intense rush, the “crack” of chocolate has to be Chocolove’s Extra Strong Dark Belgian chocolate bars, 77% chocolate solids, but sweetness balanced for eating.


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I vote for Lindt (Swiss0


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You’re all wrong.


I’ve tried every one mentioned by name above. Now you all try SCHARFFEN BERGER before you tell me that I’M wrong.


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Neuhaus… definately!

How do you like that! And without so much as a “Kiss my foot” or “Have an apple”!

mmmmmmm Callebot… but PCW… just send whatever you like… mostly caramels please… after all m’dear you lost the bet!!!

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Does it have to be a chocolate candy? Because for the very best chocolate cake in the WORLD (we’re talking orgasmic, here) I would have to vote for the Charles les Cheaux (sp?). It is the best chocolate I have ever tasted in my life, but you can only get it in a French mountain towne called Treignac.


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You didn’t ask, but,

“White chocolate” is NOT chocolate and has no place in a civilized society. It is an affront to nature, an abomination that should not be inflicted upon the worst among us. Nature abhors white chocolate. It is the culinary equivalent to the song “Footloose” - totally without merit.

I don’t know what the best chocolate is. I’ve had some pretty good stuff from Germany with alcohol in it but I cannot remember the brand now.

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I heard that, so I tried it. It was good, but man, all chocolate is good. It wasn’t especially amazing, I thought. I like Lindt better.

I’ve never had Godiva. Someone want to send me some? It IS Hanukkah.


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Go to Innsbruck. Take the cable car ski lift up to the restaurant on the slopes. Try the chocolate cheesecake, and prepare to swoon. I don’t even like chocolate that much, but that stuff is ambrosia.

The apple strudel is mighty fine, too. Each slice weighs about a pound.

It’s hard to type when the keyboard is all drooly.

Having just returned last night from England, it was brought up several times by my new found Limey friends about “Hershey bars, they smell like dog shit” No self respecting person who has tasted decent chocolate would ever touch a Hershey bar again.

I like all chocolate.

bantmof, Footloose - bad as it is - in no way deserves the same amount of scorn, derision, and aprobation that should be heaped on white chocolate. Death!!! to all white chocolate!

That being said, some of the best chocolate I’ve had is the Tobler chocolate orange. mmmmmmmm . . .

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White chocolate isn’t chocolate…it’s Vanilla!

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They have stores here in the States, too, but it’s not the same.

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Go to Brugge, in Belgium. Wander the streets. You’ll see chocolate shops on every corner.

Go in. Buy some. Fresh made chocolates. The best, absolutely. No preservatives–it’s best eaten within a week. Little stores, no names. Just cobblestones and chocolate.

And for (comparitively) easily found chocolate, go for Toblerone.