I Ate All The Dark Chocolate So You Don’t Have To – 15 Bars Compared

Ahan, Parchayi, and I all eat some dark chocolate every day. For us, anything under 72% is not dark. So, this post only has all the chocolate I’ve found that’s 85% cacao or more.

I’ll rate them in three categories – Ingredients, packaging, and taste.

There are three levels of ratings 🙂😐🙁. For ingredients emulsifiers and flavors earn negative points. All ingredients being organic earn an extra 🙂. Plastic in packaging earns negative points. Taste is subjective so YMMV but this is my opinion.

Aldi Moser Roth Privat 85% Dark

Ingredients: 😐
Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier: Lecithins (Soya); Vanilla Extract.

Packaging: 🙁
Outside: cardboard
Inside: plastic, 5 individual servings

Taste: 🙂
Much better than I expected. Smooth nice 85% chocolate

Alter Eco 85% Classic Blackout Organic

Ingredients: 🙂
*Organic cacao beans, *organic cocoa butter, *organic raw cane sugar, *organic vanilla beans
*Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA, total 100% Fair Trade ingredients.

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙁
None of us liked the taste of this one. It felt a bit sour.

Chocolove xoxox Extreme Dark 88%

Ingredients: 😐
Cocoa Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla.
** 88% of the Cocoa in this Product comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Farms.

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: paper
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
Smooth nice, also like the unique shape of their pieces.

Endangered Species Strong + Velvety 88% Dark

Ingredients: 😐
Bittersweet Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor, Cane Sugar, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla).

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: paper
Inside: foil

Taste: 😐
While this tasted good, the texture isn’t as “velvety” as the others for a chocolate bar that calls itself velvety.

Equal Exchange Organic Extreme Dark 88%

Ingredients: 🙂🙂
*Organic Chocolate Liquor, *Organic Cocoa Butter, *Organic Raw Cane Sugar, *Organic Ground Vanilla Beans.
*Fair Trade ingredient: by Weight 100% from Fair Trade Cooperatives

Packaging: 🙁
Outside: paper
Inside: plastic

Taste: 🙂

Lidl Preferred Selection 85% Dark

Ingredients: 😐
Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Powder (Vanilla Oleoresin, Sugar, Dextrose)

Packaging:
Outside: carboard
Inside: ? (this chocolate isn’t available anymore and I’ve forgotten)

Taste: 🙂
Like Aldi, I was pleasantly surprised how good this was

Beyond Good by MadeCasse 92% Organic Pure Dark

Ingredients: 😐
Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Sunflower Lecithin

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙁
This is the longest-lasting chocolate bar in our house because we only eat this when we run out of all the others. It is strange tasting kind of like Alter Eco but different.

Kroger Private Selection 85% Dark Swiss Bar

Ingredients: 😐
Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Cocoa Powder Processed With Alkali, Natural Flavor

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
As usual, nice smooth chocolate. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by most store-brand chocolates.

Kroger Simple Truth Organic 85% Dark

Ingredients: 🙂🙂
Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Vanilla Pods

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
Nice smooth pleasant tasting chocolate. Organic and affordable too.

Theo Organic Pure Dark 85%

Ingredients: 🙂🙂
Cocoa Beans+, Cane Sugar+, Cocoa Butter+, Ground Vanilla Bean+.
*ORGANIC +FAIR TRADE

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: paper
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
This is by far my favorite chocolate bar. Don’t throw away the wrapper. It contains a 1$ coupon. Also, Theo is the most sustainably sourced chocolate of them all.

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Lover’s 85%

Ingredients: 🙁
cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla flavor.

Packaging: 🙁
Outside: cardboard
Inside: plastic

Taste: 😐
Several years ago, I used to think this is one of the better-tasting chocolates but now it just tastes too sweet.

Trader Joe’s Uganda 85% Dark

Ingredients: 🙂
Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
This is Trader Joe’s’ better 85% bar.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark 92% Moonlight Mystique

Ingredients: 🙁
Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Milk Fat, Vanilla Extract, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin.

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙁
In spite of adding in “natural flavors”, this is just not nice tasting. It is also available in 86% and that one is also not good. This is also the only bar that has milk making it the only non-vegan option in this list.

Lindt Excellence 90% Dark Chocolate

Ingredients: 🙂
Cocoa mass, cocoa butter, low fat cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla.

Packaging: 🙂
Outside: cardboard
Inside: foil

Taste: 🙂
This is Parchayi’s favorite bar. I find it on par with Trader Joe’s Uganda chocolate but not as nice as Theo. It is also available in 85% and 95%.

Trader Joe’s Organic 92% Dark from Madagascar

This is the same chocolate as MadeCasse so scroll up to that.

Have I missed your favorite? Let me know in the comments and I’ll try to find them and add them to this list.

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