Chocolate connoisseurs? Recommend some yummy chocolates and places to buy it online!!
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There have been at least a couple thread about chocolate in the past, and I've never really had anything better than Godiva so I'd like some advice on what I should try to start out with. I'm not sure if I should ease into it or go straight for the ultra-dark, less sweet chocolate.


Also--has anyone here ever ordered gourmet chocolate online? There aren't any chocolate boutiques around here, so I'll need to find a reputable online vendor with (hopefully) decent prices and service.

So let's get down to it. What are some of the best chocolates to try first? Preferrably the more affordable ones, since a college budget can't support $25 chocolate bars!
 
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you're going to hear the usual suspects like godiva and ghiradelli sp? maybe lindt if they had a retail outlet.
but I buy my Belgian chocolate from this place with the greek name. look, they have a sale too.

http://www.leonidas-chocolate.com/
 
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Have you tried a Mars bar?

Disgusting items and far from "gourmet chocolate" but I'm on a 10 thousand post count by year end quest so that's the best I could come up with in the 3 seconds that were allocated to me.
 
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Lindt chocolate is my absolute favorite.

They usually have some at HEB's or other grocery stores, but I'm sure there is somewhere to buy it online.
 
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Originally Posted by CMacDaddy
Lindt chocolate is my absolute favorite.

They usually have some at HEB's or other grocery stores, but I'm sure there is somewhere to buy it online.



yeah, as far as availability in texas is concerned, lindt is the best that ive had... the ones with the citrus/orange pieces is good... their dark chocolate is good... heck, anything lindt is delectable
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by bg4533
Scharffen Berger

70% Bittersweet is my favorite.



I'll second the recommendation for Scharffen Berger. I also like Rapunzel.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by PinkFloyd
Have you tried a Mars bar?

Disgusting items and far from "gourmet chocolate" but I'm on a 10 thousand post count by year end quest so that's the best I could come up with in the 3 seconds that were allocated to me.



lol, SPAMMER!


And I love my Berger 82% Extra Dark!
 
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My favorite is Cadburys Dairy Milk. Nothing exotic really, so sue me!
 
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FWIW if you need a cheap and quick fix, I think

Dove milk chocolate > Hershey's milk chocolate

and

Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles are pretty good.
 
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