August 25, 2005

Milk chocolate.

I love this kind.

Feel free to take the position that some other brand is better, but it will be hard to convince me.

25 comments:

Eddie said...

Cadbury is excellent as well. :)

Jim Milles said...

I'm partial to Cote D'or myself.

tommy said...

there are a few different brands, but the best one are all in belgium. Cote D'or is good, what matters though, is you have to buy and eat it there on the Grand Place. Otherwise it's not as good.

Brendan said...

I remember being fed some powdered drink called "Tiger's Milk" in the early 70s. Absolutely putrid.

rgmb said...

I don't know about bars, however, there's NOTHING like Teuscher's Champagne Truffles. End of contest.

Lars said...

What is it about women and chocolate?

downtownlad said...

Oh - I'll take Jaques Torres in New York any day of the week.

http://www.mrchocolate.com/

Hecla Ma said...

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate...sigh.

jeff said...

Feel grateful that you can eat & drink the stuff. I'm not allergic, but it's been shown to trigger cold sores, which I've had pretty much my entire life.

I did know a First Lieutenant in the Army who picked his radiomen on the basis if they were allergic to chocolate. Army rats tend to have decent quantities of the stuff included, and if the radio guy couldn't eat it... more for the Looey!

Jim H said...

What a great post and set of comments. I've been looking for the perfect milk and dark chocolates. Not to say it's the best chocolate available, but there's no better impulse buy than a Godiva bar at a book or department store register.

Cadbury must be easy to find and it has two votes already. I must try it before the end of the weekend.

Steve Donohue said...

Here Here for Cadbury! One and a half glasses of milk per bar! Mint Crisp! Fruit and Nut!

(Sorry- I'm a bit of a Cadbury nut).

Pastor_Jeff said...

If given a choice, my wife opts for Dove Dark; I would pick Lindt Hazelnut or Fererro Rocher. Cadbury is good, too. Even plain old Hersheys straight up is delicious.

Mmmmmmmmm. Chocolate.

Finn Kristiansen said...

Uhm, I am not picky, being a buyer of Hershey chocolate myself. But I doubt Ann is asking us to list our favorite mass produced, nearly artificial chocolate, or is she?

Supposedly the candy produced by the likes of Mars, Cadburry, Hershey and others is so far removed from authentic chocolate in terms of taste, ingredients (cocoa)and production process.

Or can we get lowbrow here? (Cause I like Nestle's Crunch too).

chuck b. said...

Have you had Mariebelle? Someone gave us a box last Christmas, and I was impressed.

If you go to the website, be sure to click on "chocolate bars" (unless you're a prude in which case, don't).


"nltsa". I love these little random words. This one's in a fancy red script that reminds me of an old department store my mom liked in the 1970s.

Joan said...

Lindt Dessert is bar none the best milk chocolate I've ever had, but I think you can only get it in Switzerland. I had a friend who used to get me some everytime he went over there; unfortunately we now live on opposite ends of the continent, and chocolate does not mail well.

Trader Joe's Pound Plus Belgian chocolate bars (all varieties) are outstanding in quality, not even counting the price.

I am a chocolate snob, and really won't even bother to eat Hershey's or Nestle (American) chocolate. In a pinch Special Dark will do, but I'm gathering Ann is partial to milk chocolates. The only American milk chocolate that's any good for my money is Dove, which has a fantastic mouth feel. Really good chocolate takes a little while to melt in your mouth, and never feels like plastic.

Cadbury's OK -- certainly edible, as is Toblerone, although their nougat is too sticky for me. I stay clear of Godiva and other department store swanky chocolates because 99% of the time they're stale. Ew. Not as big a consideration with bar chocolates, but for truffles? The kiss of death.

Jim Lindgren said...
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Jim Lindgren said...

Joan (and Ann):

I consider Lindt to be the best milk chocolate I've ever had.

As for dark chocolate, I'm not sure (but not Lindt). My wife likes dark Belgian chocolates. If you are ever in the Zurich area, you should stop by the Lindt plant in Kilchberg (right on the lake). They give out free samples, and a couple afternoons a week, you can buy bulk and various overruns at about half price (very fresh, too).

As for Dove, I remember going to the original Dove Candies ice cream/candy shop (there was only one) long before they decided to market to grocery stores. (They were was across from Madame Curie High School on the southwest side in Chicago.) They would dip your ice cream bar in chocolate right in front of you. Pretty darn good!

Joan, I'll have to try Trader Joe's chocolate (they are new to these parts).

Ann, I'll also have to try your recommendation.

Ann Althouse said...

You can buy the brand I like — Green & Black's — at Whole Foods.

Henry said...

The Art Bar from Ithaca Fine Chocolates is superb

http://www.ithacafinechocolates.com/

Cadbury tastes like hard fudge to me. Not a fan.

sbgloss said...

Greens and Blacks is the best. You're right. I am an absolute chocolate freak, and have tried all kinds. This is the best one I've tried so far. But I prefer the dark chocolate variety.

tcd said...

The best chocolate I've had was Swiss and surprisingly enough, the box was sent by Breitling (the watch manufacturer) as a complimentary gift to my husband for registering a Breitling wristwatch. Actually, I think in total, Breitling sent him 1 box for each of 2 Christmas seasons. I think a trip to Whole Foods is definitely called for.

Gary Furash said...

I bought some for my wife based on your recommendation at Whole Foods. She liked it very much. Thank you.

olaf675 said...

You might enjoy - Vintage Plantations (38% Milk Chocolate), which is my favorite at the moment.

Here are some which I haven't tried, but hope to soon. They have been highly rated by others.

Valrhona (Jivara Milk Chocolate), - or -
Michel Cluizel (1er Cru de Plantation ‘Mangaro’ Milk Chocolate), - or -
Bonnat (Java, Surabaya & Asfarth).

You also might want to look through this page for other milk chocolate bars. --
The Best Milk Chocolate Bars

Or the 'Chocolate Awards 2008' by the Academy of Chocolate

Hope one of these becomes a new favorite.

olaf675 said...

Here a long list of 85 different milk chocolate bars.

Wow!

Danielle Carothers said...

My children also love milk chocolates.

Danielle
Owner - get rid of cold sores