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Chocolate!

What type(s) of chocolate do you like?

Dark
5(20.8%)
Milk
5(20.8%)
White
0(0.0%)
Are you kidding? White chocolate isn't really chocolate!
0(0.0%)

How do you feel about added ingredients in your chocolate?

No way! Nothing should be allowed to sully the purity of chocolate!
2(8.0%)
Flavor essences are OK, but no lumpy stuff
0(0.0%)
Chocolate goes well with all sorts of things!
23(92.0%)

What types of flavor(s) do you like in your chocolate?

Coffee
1(4.3%)
Mint
4(17.4%)
Orange
1(4.3%)
Something else that I'll explain in comments
0(0.0%)

What types of added ingredient(s) do you like in your chocolate?

Almonds
5(23.8%)
Some other nut that I'll name in comments
1(4.8%)
Raisins
1(4.8%)
Other fruits that I'll name in comments
0(0.0%)
Some other ingredient(s) that I'll name in comments
0(0.0%)

"What is/are your favorite chocolate(s)?"

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meganbmoore
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
I suspect I am the only person ever who isn't a fan of nuts in chocolate of cookies. Wiyhout being allergic, at least.
chomiji
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)

I like finely chopped almonds or even hazelnuts. But peanuts are Right Out.

My friend Kat keeps trying to get me Black & Green's Ginger, but it's not the same - harsher and not as darkly creamy as the Chocolove.

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fmanalyst
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of fruit and chocolate. Too squishy.

Now I'm craving brownies.
chomiji
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)

I didn't used to like fruit, but for some reason the cranberries work for me.

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jedishampoo
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
I'm not a huge chocolate eater! I do like white chocolate, though. Like white chocolate truffles. If I do eat "regular" chocolate, I like lots of fruits and nuts. The fruitier, the better (I like fruit candies best, yum!). :)
chomiji
Jan. 31st, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)

I like fruit candies too, but I don't really like white chocolate! It doesn't have any of that bittersweet, complex flavor that I love in chocolate.

avierra
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
I like cranberries. Mmmmmmm. Especially with dark chocolate, so you have bitter and sweet/sour going on at the same time.

This is really giving me the munchies. >_>
chomiji
Jan. 31st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)

I think that mix of flavors may be part of it! You should try that Endangered Species Wolf bar sometime - it's really good.

Raspberry dark chocolate can be good too.

smillaraaq
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I'll eat (and cook with) any sort of chocolate, but dark-and-bittersweet is my overwhelming favorite; milk chocolate is often a bit too sweet and cloying for my tastes. White chocolate I'm very picky about because the bad ones are low on cocoa butter and mostly just bricks of fatty vanilla sugar, but a really good white chocolate like El Rey's "Icoa" couverture can be a remarkably subtle, almost floral-fragrant delight.

As for fillings...pretty much anything but coffee-flavored stuff goes. Pure naked dark choc of fine quality is perfect for savoring all on its own, but fruity fillings, pralines, caramels, truffles, nuts, infusions, liquor-filled cordials...it's all good by me.
chomiji
Jan. 31st, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)

My Russian-born co-worker gave me a giant white-chocolate-and-raspberry bar for Xmas - a genuine Russian one. I thought I would hate it, but one day when I had the munchies, I opened it and had a bit - and it was surprisingly good. I only just finished it off the other day.

LOL, I love coffee-flavored chocolates! I guess I don't like soft fillings that much unless they're fairly non-sweet.

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sanada
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Have you tried that bacon chocolate? It's actually good! I like weird flavors - tea, ginger, curry, wasabi, lavender, cardamon, coriander, etc. Chili chocolate is getting popular but all of the ones I've tasted so far have been kind of flat.
chomiji
Jan. 31st, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)

Oooh, that bacon chocolate may be a little too weird for me! On the other hand, my friend Pam's candied bacon is really tasty, so who knows?

I tried a green tea chocolate, but I think the chocolate kind of overwhelmed the tea flavor. There's a spicy Green & Black bar, but I think that's only conventional "sweet" spices.

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bad_mushroom
Jan. 30th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
Raspberry with chocolate is heavenly. My mum and I always fight over the raspberry truffles.

Also, the best chocolate shop in the world is in Augusta, Maine, swear to god. It's called Kennebec Chocolates and if you're ever Downeast, you must go there.
freeradical9
Jan. 30th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Hazelnuts go well as a match and seem to be more of a European thing. Lindt has a lovely dark chocolate with candied orange bar, and another that's dark chocolate with pear (yum!) Also Ritter Sport makes a wonderful chocolate/marzipan bar. For dislikes, I don't care for raisins, much.

Dipping chocolate with fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, etc.) is the best. :D
avierra
Jan. 30th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
MMM yeah, Lindt. They also make a 85% chocolate bar that's dark and bitter and rich, and oh-so-awesome. This question is making me really want chocolate... luckily I have to go grocery shopping today (Friday) so I think I will engage in some self-indulgence. ;)
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the_resa
Jan. 30th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
I like a combination of nuts and fruits best. Any combination works for me. Though ... I picked almonds, as that is my default choice.
chomiji
Feb. 1st, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)

Sometimes, simple is good ... a really good dark chocolate bar with almonds is a fine, fine thing! I think maybe I don't like more than a couple of added ingredients.

blue_hobbit
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
I love chocolate, but definitely prefer the European kind. It just seems creamier and more chocolaty ^_^
Milk chocolate is my favorite, especially with a creamy milky filling inside... but it only works for certain brands, like Kinderschokolade or Yogurette (yogurt and strawberry filling in milk chocolate... sooo yummy). Hazelnuts and raisins are also nice, and recently I discovered that almonds aren't so bad either. But no peanuts for me. Apart from the fact that my stomach doesn't seem to like them, their taste just doesn't go well with chocolate.
chomiji
Feb. 1st, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)

European chocolate often does seem to have a better texture. One of the reasons I like Chocolove more than some of the other brands that I can get easily (I buy chocolate mostly at Whole Foods, with my other groceries) is its smooth, rich texture.

I like dark chocolate best, but European milk chocolate is much nicer than U.S., generally.

devikun
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Well, your f-list are chocoholics much?

As per added flavors, liqueurs are always a winner, but I adore soft citrus-y fillings, and for fruit, cherries, strawberries and real orange pieces nom nom nom. Can't stand nuts in chocolate, or anything hard like nougat or toffee etc. Don't know why. I think I like to suck and have it all go gooey and melty in mah mouth!
chomiji
Feb. 1st, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)

LOL! But see, I figured they were - that's why I made the poll! I wanted some cheerful chat in the bleak midwinter (except I guess for you, it's the smoldering midsummer!).

Yes, telophase was saying the much same thing about savoring the chocolate slowly, and not liking nuts and stuff because of it!

vom_marlowe
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
For nuts: pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio.

Other flavorings/ingredients: Aztec (cinnamon, cayenne, very dark and not sweet); raspberries; chai spices; champagne (as in truffles). Etc.

:P
chomiji
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)

I guess I need to try the spicy chocolate ... so many people seem to like it! Ginger is the only really spicy kind I've tried, although Green & Black makes an orange-spice bar, Maya Gold.

vierran45
Jan. 31st, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not that big on sweets, including chocolate. I always get shocked looks when I mention this :)...

But I really like a local manufacturer's Christmas chocolate, which is milk chocolate with bits of dried fruits, almonds, and gingerbread/cookies mixed in. YUMMY! Though even with that, a single bar of chocolate can last me several weeks...

In general, I tend to like milk chocolate with some kind of nuts in it.

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chomiji
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)

I'm rarely shocked by individual tastes. After all, my friend Michael and I - both Jewish - joke that taste-wise, we hardly make up a real Jew between the two of us: he doesn't like Kosher-style pickles and I don't like chopped chicken liver spread, both of which are very popular and traditional.

That Christmas chocolate sounds interesting!

sovay
Feb. 1st, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Pistachio and lavender are two of my favorite additions to chocolate. Otherwise I prefer it as dark and as bitter as possible. No chocolate was ever hurt by adding chili peppers, either.
smillaraaq
Feb. 1st, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Oooooh, if you like dark chocolate with lavender and pistachio, I bet you would love the decadent hot chocolate I had this afternoon!
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