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chocolate is pretty awesome

Germany had good chocolate, and so did England. I also had some swiss chocolate while in germany. Nice stuff.

I don't buy into the foriegn chocolate being better thing. Hershey's are pretty good, when fresh. And so are mallocups. I think the major problems with American chocolate is the fact that so much of it is not fresh. Stores get a ton of it in bulk, and then leave it in a storage room for forever. Or they buy those huge predecorated boxes and leave them on store shelves for forever.

But man, if you get lucky and get a fresh Hershey bar or a fresh Reese cup, it is so good. Like, buy one of those reese eggs at the start of easter. Man, soooo good.

But one problem with American chocolate, is the cheap factor. I can tell more animal fat goes into British and German chocolate. That is part of what makes it creamer. But I'm pretty sure America leaves a lot of it out, to give it a longer shelf life and to bring the cost down. They probably use some sort of vegetable oil instead.

The worst chocolate makers are those people who make the generic Holiday candy. I think you know who I'm talking about. Every Easter, Mom would cheap out on some of the candy and it would never be as good as the name brand stuff.

Why is that? Well the cheapest of the cheap candy makers like to make most of the chocolate with either A. sugar or even worse B. Wax.

Thats right kids, that empty taste in your generic hallow chocolate bunny is wax.

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  1. Finch's Avatar
    i always like the fancy Cadbury chocolate the best. It loves to get into my cavities and slowly kill me, but it's so delicious i eat it anyway.
  2. Fe 26's Avatar
    Yes, Cadbury is pretty freaking awesome. I ate something cadbury every day I was in London.
  3. kingoffighters's Avatar
    I think you hit it on the nail about the animal fat. I really don't like the "cheap" chocolate you can buy at supermarket here. But the fancy European chocolate are amazing. Well, I am not a chocolate connoisseur.
  4. Fe 26's Avatar
    It may not even be animal fat. But non-American chocolate is often creamier.
  5. Doc Holliday's Avatar
    I am pretty sure buttcheeks is talking about young black girls in this blog.
  6. Fe 26's Avatar
    I might be.

    British ones are extra fine.
  7. Diff-chan's Avatar
    fatty
  8. Fe 26's Avatar
    square
  9. YellerDog's Avatar
    Diff likes to comes off as the most passive unimpressed motherfucker in the planet. "If you're bored then you're boring", IMO.
    Updated 07 Aug 2010 at 06:34 PM by YellerDog
  10. YellerDog's Avatar
    There were a few really awesome import shops (shoppes?) in Boston where you could buy a lot of European chocolates, tons of the Cadbury stuff. Lots of really good imported sodas, too --I dig on those foil-topped San Pellegrino cans.

    (of note: seek out their Chinotto-flavored drinks, they are the absolute definition of "acquired taste".)
    Updated 07 Aug 2010 at 06:30 PM by YellerDog
  11. Josh's Avatar
    Dark chocolate or you're a stupid asshole. Milk chocolate is gross.
  12. Fe 26's Avatar
    says the guy that gets upset when you make fun of vegetarians and not eating cheeseburgers.
  13. Josh's Avatar
    That doesn't have shit to do with anything.
  14. Razor Ramon's Avatar
    Diff > Yellerdog.
  15. Fe 26's Avatar
    You calling people stupid assholes for what they eat has nothing to do with people calling you a pussy for what you eat.

    there is zero relation between those two things.

    not at all

    really
  16. Josh's Avatar
    Hey man, I don't make the rules.
  17. Tones's Avatar
    After eating "good" chocolate, I can taste the compromise in most widely available stuff. Hershey's bars are made with vanillin, an artificial vanilla flavor, and cocoa, which gives them a bit of a metallic taste. They have a slightly gritty texture, too. However, I wouldn't use anything else for s'mores.

    Good chocolate is made in the States too; I really like Chocolove brand bars. Try one of their dark chocolate bars, and you will notice its creaminess and richness without the bitter flavor largely associated with cheap dark chocolate. Unfortunately, like most food products in the US, there's not much of a tradition of quality at the mainstream level like there is overseas. A lot of that has to do with the purchasing culture here--people just don't spend as much discretionary income on food as the rest of the world does.

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