<table align="right" valign="top"><tr><td><img src="http://www.furansunocafe.com/images/gateaux/1848noir-86.jpg" border="0" align="left"></td></tr></table>I'm by no means a fan of chocolate or any other sweets, but just today I tried some very dark bitter chocolate called "1848", apparently made in France. I wasn't aware of who made it, but did a quick web search and came up with the illustration at right.
Well, this chocolate I can actually enjoy: it has a pure-note cocoa flavour and is delightfully bitter ... but best of all, it is virtually lacking in sweetness. This is truly excellent, and a far cry from all the stuff out there that's loaded with sugar and artificial vanillin - blech.
I can see myself having a piece or two of this kind of cocoa with a good coffee. A revelation for a non-chococolic!
And for anyone out there who's interested, this site
seems to rate different chocolates by country and producer, with something akin to tasting notes on their samples. I am most interested by how the French examples clearly rank highly.