Chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Well, according to USA Today “Americans indulge in about 11.4 pounds of chocolate per person a year. Tha’ts about half of all candy consumed each year. That’s about 1,140 Hershey’s Kisses per person.” Oh yeah…
I don’t know about you, but I think of chocolate (and sometimes dream of it…) as heavenly, rich, and intensely flavorful food. And, it’s full of antioxidants that are good for you! If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you know that the best type of chocolate for your health is premium quality dark or bittersweet. Here are a couple suggestions of some amazing dark chocolate bars to enjoy on Valentine’s Day or any day for that matter!
B.T.McElrath Chocolatier, Dark Chocolate Bar. This is a 70% cacao – the higher the percentage, the more intense the cacao flavor and a higher percentage usually means a good product. My chocolate palate tastes a fruity, mellow flavor with a creamyvelvelty texture. I love to break off a square and enjoy it with a nice glass of Famiglia Meschini Premium Malbec – total heaven!
Another one of my favorite B.T. McElrath chocolate bars is the Salty Dog. 70% dark chocolate with butter toffee pieces and sea salt – simply yummy with a glass of wine. Since we all have different palates, you might want to try a square of this bar with a sparkling Italian Prosecco, a nice buttery Chardonnay, or move into your favorite reds.
Stay tune for more information on how you can educate and refine your chocolate palate. In the meantime, enjoy a bite of chocolate!