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Old Tue, Aug-13-19, 11:41
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Cool Lindt Excellence - 95% Chocolate

Back in 2008 I posted about Lindt's 99% Chocolate. You can read that post here if interested.

Lindt recently came out with a new product here in Canada. Not sure if its out in the U.S. .. From writing to Lindt I know that Canadian Lindt products are imported from France but Lindt USA makes it stateside.

Anyways .. the 99% was chalky .. it had "Reduced Fat Cocoa Butter", brown sugar and soy lecithin.

NO SOY LECITHIN IN THE 95%!!!!

The 95% is actually *LESS* carbs than the 99% .. and it has the full fat cocoa butter. In fact .. its the second ingredient in the ingredient list which I have never really seen in chocolate before .. means this is REALLY high quality chocolate.

If you are in Canada like me - you can pick these up a London Drugs:

https://www.londondrugs.com/lindt-e...g/L0419338.html

They had them on sale last night so I picked up two bars for everyone in my family .. it was very well received
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Old Tue, Aug-13-19, 12:07
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old Tue, Aug-13-19, 12:18
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I picked up a Lindt 99% in the grocery store the other day and put it back on the shelf after I read the ingredients and carbs per serving. You're right, and I typically search for a dark chocolate bar preferably with no sugar and very few carbs from the cacao. I'm not having success finding one, and I will not consider Lindt any longer unless I can find the 95% bar produced in France. I like good-quality chocolate with little to no sugar. I'll continue my search.
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Old Wed, Aug-14-19, 00:37
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Is this the same as your talking about Yesurbius?

95% Cocoa EXCELLENCE Bar (2.8 oz)
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Old Wed, Aug-14-19, 00:51
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Is this the same as your talking about Yesurbius?

95% Cocoa EXCELLENCE Bar (2.8 oz)


Unlike the 99% - this does appear to be the exact same product in the US. Its interesting that its says "cocoa powder processed with alkali" ... again - its probably exactly the same as ours - but there are different food labelling requirements / regulations.

Alkalizing the cocoa powder ... "Dutch Process" vs natural: https://food52.com/blog/9470-dutch-...hen-to-use-them
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Old Wed, Aug-14-19, 02:34
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i see what you are saying.

ingredients

INGREDIENTS: Chocolate, cocoa butter,
cocoa powder processed with alkali, sugar.

the darker color of lindt and other chocolate bars surely leans toward the dutch process...

What's the Difference Between Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Powder?

that's why i like hershey's unsweetened 100% Hot Cocoa powder that i add to my kefir:

100 percent cacao, non alkalized and unsweetened

even the color shouts natural vice dutched.

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Old Wed, Aug-14-19, 18:19
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We have this in Aus too - I will be getting some tomorrow.

Our ingredients here are listed as:

Ingredients:
Cocoa mass, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, sugar.

Dark chocolate contains: cocoa solids 95% min.
May contain tree nuts, milk and soy.
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