72% Cacao Dark Chocolate by Trader Joe

Trader Joe's 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate

This review is kinda bogus, since everyone knows what chocolate tastes like. Everyone knows what dark chocolat tastes like. It’s a bit more bitter than milk chocolate.

We could go wine critic-esque with “flinty overtones” or “hints of earthiness,” but this would be pretentious. This is an “everyman” blog. Russ & I are indeed Allmen. Sandy and Sonia would, I think, be associated. Everywomen. This is a chocolate bar that anyone can enjoy, even those who have never tried Hershey’s.

I don’t like dark chocolate. Because I am a sweet-toothed person, I enjoy milk chocolate and white chocolate. I must have at most one sweet tooth. Sometimes, however, I enjoy dark chocolate’s richness, provided I am not experiencing a sugar-craving fit. Sugar is still the second ingredient in this chocolate bar, as you can tell from the photo on the right, but the sweetness doesn’t overpower the cacao in dark chocolate—and this bar is no exception.

According to This Wikipedia articleTo be considered dark chocolate, a product must contain at least 35% cocoa solids. The 70% – 99% range can be used for baking. This chocolate is quite dark in general. Although I expected it to be bitter, Sonia and my taste buds agreed that it was very delicious and well-balanced. (Sonia typically DoesShe likes dark chocolate so it is not surprising she was a fan.

We don’t buy random chocolate bars very often, except when Russ or Sandy recommend something from TJ’s such as this little gem at the checkout. We were fortunate to receive these bars at a wonderful wedding. Each bar came in a custom-designed candy wrapper, designed by the bride. We bought a few to use as wedding favors, and we ate them all within the next few days. Thanks K & J!

Sonia will rate this bar 4. It will get a 3.5 from me.

The bottom line: 7.5 points out of 10.