Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa chocolate is amazing stuff. I got a 1.2-ounce bar of it at Borders tonight for $1.50, and that’s a bargain compared to any “candy bar” chocolate I’ve tasted. It’s also a good portion (fewer calories than a soda, only about 10 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of protein), and while I probably could eat more than these eight squares, I imagine it would lose its impact after a while.
I’m told that 85% Cocoa and 99% Cocoa bars are available, but only after a pilgrimage to a Lindt store (the Dolphin Mall in Miami, WestShore Plaza in Tampa). Probably just as well. The uninitiated might find 99% Cocoa unpleasant. Heck, I might, at that. But the 70% is so smoky and supple that I’m looking forward to finding out. If Santa doesn’t stick one in my stocking, I’ll just have to venture out in January.