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NOWISTHETIME8
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8/11/11 1:48 P

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cool, thanks for the tutorial, it was very useful.


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CREWUSA
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8/11/11 12:17 P

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Not a brand per se but the amount of Cacao. I did find Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie at 86% but there are many others out there. Bernard Castelain 85%, Galler 85%, Lindt Excellence 85% (swish chocolate), Michel Cluizel 85%, Hachez Cru Premier 88% (german chocolate). Theere are others

A chocolate bar is almost entirely sugar, so a "77 percent" chocolate bar will contain about 23 percent sugar. The higher the percentage number on the wrapper, then, the lower the percentage of sugar and the less sweet, more bitter and complex the flavor of the bar will be.

It all starts with cacao (kah-KAY-oh), not cocoa, beans. Cacao beans are the seeds of the fruit of the tropical tree Theobroma cacao. (Theobroma literally means "food of the gods,") The bitter cacao bean was enjoyed as a spice by the Mayans and Aztecs. When it arrived to Europe it was sweetened with sugar.


Edited by: CREWUSA at: 8/11/2011 (12:20)
"Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed for the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."



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NOWISTHETIME8
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8/11/11 11:14 A

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curious, so what brands of chocolate did you find to be "ok" to indulge on.


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CREWUSA
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8/11/11 8:23 A

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I posted this on another thread but wanted to add it here to get ideas started.

I did find that there is a secret to the Chocolate. To be low in sugar, you need to have 85% or higher in Cacao. I looked on a few packages in the store and were amazed. 70% cocoa has 12% sugar, 86% had 5%. That is a big difference. If you dont like dark chocolate this will not be an enjoyable chocolate. Glad I like dark Chocolate.

Anyone else have trivia about sweet foods.

Edited by: CREWUSA at: 8/11/2011 (12:19)
"Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed for the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."



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