Well, well, well, what do we have here? The King of All, the darkest dark chocolate ever. Seriously, 99%? Wow. It is an absolute-absolu noir. Can you tell that I am a bit excited? Hello lover!!! The bar is exceptionally thin, and quite pricey for the quantity that is in the packaging. A few squares are not enough to devour, especially if you want to reap the health benefits, ANTIOXIDANT city. Whenever I get my hands on this high content cacao bar, I feel healthier already, and once I actually indulge, I feel like Popeye. Energetic, alert, excited, and this pushes me to get many things done. I am like an Energizer Bunny, keeps going and going. Oh, the extra protection from the sun is a bonus due to the high content of cacao. I am not even including the health benefits such as lowering blood sugar levels, yes it does, due to its very low sweetener content. Also, healthy heart benefits; lowers cholesterol; and gets the circulation going, bring it all on. Let's do the review now, shall we. In order to truly enjoy this concoction, an individual has to build up his/her taste buds to this high content of cacao, otherwise, it will be perceived as quite bitter if you are coming from a milk chocolate eating background. This is a very acquired taste which takes time to adjust to. I love how Lindt manages to retain the smoothness of the chocolate due to the cocoa butter which they managed to include, even in the 99% dark bar. There is no sandy, grainy jolt of any kind, just a creamy consistency. Also, I am a bit shocked that the aftertaste is not as bitter as I would have assumed. It is just the right amount to make you come back for more. I paired this with a latte, and it is fantastic. What a treat. Warning: take your time to get accustomed to dark chocolate, but once there, you will truly enjoy all the benefits that it has to offer. No turning back. I love milk chocolate in general, however, I truly appreciate the dark chocolate. It takes much more artistic abilities to be able to turn a raw cacao bean without much sugar into something that is not repulsive and outright tart but instead exquisite. That is what I call craftsmanship.
Ingredients: Cacao Solids: 99% Minimum, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Brown Sugar
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
My name is Soriah and I am an enormous lover of fine chocolates. I enjoy strolling through charming towns and by chance, finding a little, delightful chocolate gem hidden in the corner, offering bon bons that are ready to be just devoured.