What better time to think about chocolate than on Valentine's Day?
Here are some of the best gourmet chocolates:
Endangered Species Wolf, Natural Dark Chocolate (72%) with Cranberries & Almonds, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)
Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate Bars, 3.5-Ounces (Pack of 12)
Both have a touch of chocolate liquor, and are amazingly rich--and not overly sweet.
Theo Classics 85% Dark Chocolate, 3-Ounce (Pack of 6)
If you think this sounds divine, you're right, it really is: Stone ground, Dark Organic Chocolate with Coconut:
Taza Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate Coco Besos Coconut Bar, 2.5 Ounce -- 10 per case.
And if you happen to live in New York City, Kee's Chocolates are some of the best anywhere. I passed by this tiny hole-in-the-wall store front dozens of times before I noticed it.
Brooklynites swear by Mast Brothers in Williamsburg.
Some more wonders:
Pacari Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate Raw 70%, 1.76-Ounce (Pack of 5)
Amano Chuao Chocolate Bar
Chocolat Bonnat Chuao 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
There's no doubt that a little dark chocolate, in moderation, is very, very good for body and soul. Have a lovely Valentine's Day!