It might be the top of everyone’s favorites list, but if you just can’t get enough dark chocolate, we’ve rounded up the best brands you need to try.
It might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you like chocolate then the best option for you is actually dark chocolate. So if you want to treat yourself to a chocolate treat that might just help boost your mood with natural antioxidants, it might as well be healthier.
Of course, things are all subject to individual preferences, but if you’re looking for a change from regular milk or white chocolate, the complex bittersweet notes found in dark chocolate are definitely worth enjoying.
We’ve rounded up some of the best dark chocolate options available today, including premium options and suggestions that are as delicious as they are budget.
Best dark chocolate brands for 2020
1. Dr. Oetker 54% dark chocolate bar
If you’re looking for the perfect dark chocolate to melt as part of your baking process, this Â£ 1 bar from Dr. Oetker is a great, affordable solution.
To use as an ingredient, to cover or decorate your baked goods, it is made with 54% cocoa and has a rich, creamy but intensely sweet flavor that everyone will appreciate.
Price: Â£ 1, ASDA – buy here now
2. Endangered Species Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel + Dark Chocolate
The Endangered Species Group is an inclusive chocolate brand with a multitude of exciting flavors that the dark chocolate lover can savor.
It is made from 60% cocoa, certified gluten and kosher free as well as GMO free.
Indulge in a rich salty caramel flavor, with sea salt contrasting with hints of sea salt every now and then.
Price: Â£ 2.27, iHerb – buy here now
3. Holdsworth Chocolate Dark Chocolate Heaven gift box
Looking for something ethically sourced, British made and presented almost too good to eat? We almost said ..
Enjoy a selection of indulgent black treats that includes chocolates and truffles.
Price: Â£ 10.99, Amazon – buy here now
4. Blanxart Bio Dominique Dark Chocolate 72%
This unique plantation dark chocolate is made with 72% organic cocoa and is a suitable option for vegans and vegetarians.
Enjoy a smooth dark chocolate with a taste that is both bitter and sour, offering a well-balanced flavor combination.
No palm oil or animal fat is used in the production of this affordable bar.
Price: Â£ 2.85, Holland and Barrett – buy here now
5. Block of dark chocolate and Venchi hazelnuts
From the most affordable to the smallest, but so worthy of a Venchi block.
Treat yourself to a block of dark chocolate with a creamy and rich texture, nicely contrasted by a crunch of nuts – from the Piedmont region of Italy.
Price: Â£ 8.99, Selfridges – buy here now
6. Valrhona Dark Guanaja 70% Cocoa
Bitter, sweet and a wonderfully clean flavor. If you want to boost your cocoa level, this one from Valrhona 70% packs a punch without being overbearing. It’s a wonderful introduction to a chocolate bar with body.
Price: Â£ 7.69, Waitrose – buy here now
7. Lindt Excellence Caramel with a touch of dark sea salt
Lindt chocolate speaks for itself, from the intensely creamy texture to the refined taste, if you are looking for affordable luxury – Lindt is a great place to start.
Enjoy rich flavors of salty caramel combined with hand-harvested Atlantic sea salt for a wonderful chocolatey experience.
A gourmet candy created by master chocolatiers for just Â£ 1.50? Oh, go ahead then.
Price: Â£ 1.50, Amazon – buy here now
8. Callebaut Select 811 Dark chocolate callets
These Callebaut chocolate callets have a wide range of uses, from chocolate fountains to molding and melting and much more.
These are high quality dark Belgian chocolates, rich and bitter in taste, but incredibly well balanced and fresh. Pair it with an Americano or a cheeky bubble glass.
Price: Â£ 11.84, Amazon – buy here now
9. 100% dark chocolate drops
Whether you’re baking or baking for a chocolate recipe, these 100% cocoa drops from Hotel Chocolat will give your dessert the boost it needs.
With 100% cocoa, you can expect a powerfully bitter taste, however, it gives you the freedom to experience the sweetness at your leisure.
Price: Â£ 6, Hotel Chocolat – buy here now
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