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welcome to page two.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
That's not cocoa butter. That's carbonite.

I'D EAT IT !
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Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
Scharffen Berger - http://www.scharffenberger.com/

Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
...is owned by Hershey's.
That may be, but they don't have the same manufacturing ethos or consumer market.

I did not know this but it seems like a smart move on the part of Hershey. They can make their everyday Hershey-labeled dreck which most people know and love (for some inexplicable reason) and make even more money from the high-end chocolate consumer who buys Scharffen Berger* because they care about cocoa content percentages and from which region/country the cocoa beans are harvested.
(*I find their chocolate to be a bit too bitter for planin eating but wonderful for melting down and using as an ingredient for dessert.)
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
Check out these links. These will solve all your chocolate problems.
Ghirardelli - http://www.ghirardelli.com/
Godiva - http://www.godiva.com/
Lindt - http://www.lindtusa.com/
Poulain - http://www.poulainchocolate.com/ ?
Scharffen Berger - http://www.scharffenberger.com/
Valrhona - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valrhona
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
(*I find their chocolate to be a bit too bitter for planin eating but wonderful for melting down and using as an ingredient for dessert.)
Well most of their chocolates are very dark ones, the dark bitter chocolates. But their milk chocolate (very hard to find) is one of a kind. I love it.

I've never tasted chocolate as fruity as that -- and it doesn't have fruit.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:33 PM
 
Out of pure curiosity, why did you give Ghirardelli and Godiva n: ?
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:52 PM
 
Have you got a bit of a French-Swiss bias there, tooki?
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This page needs more emoticons.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
This page needs more emoticons.
cue brass going buck-wild with this statement
If you prefer, I'm sure we could all add some lens flare for you.
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That would also please me.
     
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I am beyond those childish games at the moment. at the moment
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 04:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Out of pure curiosity, why did you give Ghirardelli and Godiva n: ?
I find their chocolates to be waxy and cheap.
     
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Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
Have you got a bit of a French-Swiss bias there, tooki?
I think it's more that I think those are better chocolates.

That said, Scharffen-Berger is my hands-down favorite, and it's neither French nor Swiss -- and I grew up in Switzerland!

I think it's not so much where it's from as who's making it. Believe it or not, there's bad Swiss chocolate. And there's great American chocolate.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 04:32 PM
 
The best chocolate I ever had was from some no-name hole in the wall mom and pop store in a small town in Belgium. The chocolates there were hand-made by the owners of the place, and they completely blew away any of the big-name chocolate brands I've tried.

If you ever have the good fortune to travel to Europe, that's how to find good chocolate - find these tiny little shops that make them in-house.

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Sep 25, 2008, 05:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by tooki View Post
I find their chocolates to be waxy and cheap.
Doesn't Lindt own Ghirardelli? They taste pretty similar to me, exception being the Excellence bars.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I have absolutely no idea what a Crystal Pepsi is, but...



I concur.
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I have yet to see another taste like that.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 07:33 PM
 
Good dark chocolate should only have four ingredients. Milk chocolate should have just five.

Chocolate (cocoa)
Sugar
Cocoa Butter
Vanilla
Milk (if milk chocolate)

Anything with vegetable oil, corn syrup or any item you can't pronounce should be avoided.

If you want a great chocolate bar that's available in many places give Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa a try.
     
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Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post
More 'Chocolate' Candy Bars Now Include Vegetable Oils Instead of Pricey Cocoa Butter

I just found out and I am never buying anything "made with chocolate" ever again. Why can't they just raise the price?
I suppose you use butter religiously instead of margarine.

If it still tastes like satanically delicious chocolate...who cares.

Cocoa costs a fortune. You get what you pay for.
     
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Originally Posted by 64stang06 View Post
I miss Crystal Pepsi.
     
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This is good chocolate: http://www.dagobachocolate.com/

Dark 59% Semisweet 2-oz bar
“Best Dark Chocolate” - San Francisco Chronicle, 2004. An exceptional semisweet chocolate offering balanced notes of cacao and subtle floral tones that linger on the palate. This blend features notes of raisin and fig.

Ingredients: organic dark chocolate (organic cacao mass, organic evaporated cane juice, organic cacao butter, 0.5 % non-gmo lecithin)

     
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Sep 25, 2008, 11:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Cocoa costs a fortune. You get what you pay for.
Yes, in this case you do get what you pay for.

If you want cheap crap that's made without cocoa butter, then you get cheap crap.
     
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so many unwanted visual imagery innuendoes. ^
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
so many unwanted visual imagery innuendoes. ^
Let's get rid of and wipe out all redundancies.
     
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Sep 26, 2008, 01:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I have yet to see another taste like that.
Yeah, it's hard to see taste when the cola is clear.

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Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
I suppose you use butter religiously instead of margarine.
Butter: High in cholesterol. Margarine: trans fats. Pick your poison.

If it still tastes like satanically delicious chocolate...who cares.
It doesn't. Waxy and yucky.

Cocoa costs a fortune. You get what you pay for.
No argument. It's not the substitution that gets me. It's the way the packaging is now subtlely changed to mislead people into thinking something is what it no longer is.

I guess we have to wait for the "upsize" trend. If the economy ever recovers, some things will be "bigger size, same price".

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Yeah, it's hard to see taste when the cola is clear.
Read the wikipedia entry, and look up their motto. You'll understand.
     
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Sep 26, 2008, 09:03 AM
 
BTW - these are a personal favorite:

http://www.dolfin.be/

I absolutely LOVE their dark chocolate, especially the mint chocolate. Exquisite stuff.

Their milk chocolate is a little too sweet for my taste.
     
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Sep 26, 2008, 09:37 AM
 
Ya might wanna check on the link there analogika

Method Not Implemented

GET to /index.php not supported.
Commodore 64 Server at www.dolfin.be Port 80
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Ya might wanna check on the link there analogika
The link is fine.

In fact, just for you, I even started up FireFox, and it works there, too.

Or is this some sort of weird tech joke that I'm just not getting (Commodore 64 server WTF?)?
     
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I was wondering myself.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Let's get rid of and wipe out all redundancies.
A committee will need to be formed, to determine the merits of starting a committee, before any decision can be made.
     
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Photochop

FAIL
     
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command + shift + 4 ≠ Photochop
Fine, I'll do full window then.




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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Well, you might want to check your browser, 'cuz the link is working just fine.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
command + shift + 4 ≠ Photochop
Fine, I'll do full window then.




See what you made me go and do?

What's with you lately?


That was too god-damned easy.
I practically need a cigarette, and I don't even smoke.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
command + shift + 4 ≠ Photochop
Fine, I'll do full window then.

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4697/picture3ic2.png


See what you made me go and do?

What's with you lately?
Ah, because a large image COULDN'T be photoshopped.
     
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analog's link works for me.

</annoying "me too" post>

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Are you drunk?
Err nope. I've never been drunk.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Err nope. I've never been drunk.
Well then...


     
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omg, that cat has human in the eye syndrome
     
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omg, that cat has human in the eye syndrome
Quit it.
     
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what's going on?
     
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what's going on?
I suspect a couple posts have been deleted.
     
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what's going on?
bpr2 stalking certain posters again.
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
bpr2 stalking certain posters again.
Are you the person he is "stalking"?

'cuz, um he was in this thread before you were.

Or did he just manage to push a button that's still sore from some other encounter?
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Are you the person he is "stalking"?

'cuz, um he was in this thread before you were.

Or did he just manage to push a button that's still sore from some other encounter?
EDIT: Removed insult. My point was made.
( Last edited by Railroader; Sep 27, 2008 at 06:16 PM. )
     
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Man of God, or asshole - take your pick.

Being both doesn't really help your credibility, though it seems to happen often enough.
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Man of God, or asshole - take your pick.

Being both doesn't really help your credibility, though it seems to happen often enough.
Congratulations on your continuing to ruin this thread. I await your next pointed and high horsed response.

EDIT: I guess it was a big deal.
     
 
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