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Good inexpensive eating chocolate?


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Good inexpensive eating chocolate?

Peripatetic | Mar 16, 2009 03:05 PM

My all-time favorite eating chocolates are:

- Amedei Porcelana
- Amedei Chuao
- Domori Porcelana
- Valrhona Ampamakia
- Michel Cluizel 1er Cru d'Hacienda `Concepcion'

Unfortunately these are a bit too expensive for everyday consumption.

Until recently my everyday eating bar was Valrhona Madagascar Manjari 64%. Our local Whole Foods carried them for $3.39 per 75g bar, but, sadly, they recently discontinued it.

I've looked everywhere for a similarly priced replacement. Online retailers carry the Manjari bar, but for $5.65 each (at Chocosphere). I've tried other well-regarded inexpensive products, such as Dagoba 59% and Chocolove Rich Dark, as well as Valrhona's Noir Amer and Noir Cacao, but these just seem to have off-flavors and lack the refinement of the Manjari.

So, my question is: can anyone recommend a good inexpensive eating chocolate that's comparable to Valrhona's Manjari?

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