Chocolate…My One Weakness!

Oh Chocolate….my one weakness…
No matter what diet I’m on, chocolate is something I cannot stay away from. So yes, I’m telling myself to eat chocolate in moderation. I love dark chocolate. It was not always like that. I was a huge fan of milk chocolate until my late 20s. Then I acquired a taste for dark chocolate. I guess my palate became more mature and I jumped in the dark chocolate bandwagon. I have been lucky enough to have access to Belgian chocolates. Even though it’s been challenging to keep my stash hidden from  chocolate predators 🙂

So what’s my favorite chocolate…there is no straight answer for this question. It depends on whether I’m eating, drinking, baking with it, or making some other confections such as truffles…

  1. Eating: Cote d’or Noir (dark), Cote d’or Lait (milk), and Cote d’or Lait Eclat Noisettes (hazelnuts).
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2. Dinking: Ghirardelli (affordable), Valrhona (premium)
Ghirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa, Unsweetened, 8 Oz 
3. Baking: Hershey’s (affordable), Ghirardelli (affordable), Valrhona (premium)
Hershey's Cocoa, Unsweetened, 8 OzGhirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa, Unsweetened, 8 Oz

4. Confections: Ghirardelli (affordable), Valrhone (premium), Callebaut (premium)

Ghirardelli Chocolate® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Premium Baking Chips 12 oz. Bag          

 

In general, Ghirardelli is quite an affordable brand for baking, confections, drinking, eating, etc.