Top 5 Dark Chocolate Bars

We already know that dark chocolate is good for you. Now, thanks to the “trained panelists” (what are they, monkeys?) at Consumer Reports, we have a list of their picks of the best dark chocolate bars on the market. Their #1 pick is a bit surprising: Cacao Reserve by Hershey’s Extra Dark. Really? Hershey’s?

The top five:

  1. Cacao Reserve by Hershey’s Extra Dark
  2. Lindt Excellence Extra Fine Dark
  3. Chocolove Organic Dark
  4. Valrhona Le Noir Amer Dark Bittersweet
  5. Scharffen Berger Semisweet Pure Dark

The worst of the bars they tested is Newman’s Own Organics Sweet Dark, which you eat at your own peril. Click here to see the full list.

True chocolate lovers may want to skip ahead to a real chocolate review website,, which has reviews of some of the bars mentioned by Consumer Reports, as well as dozens of other fancy-schmancy versions.


Dark chocolate, Ratings [Consumer Reports]

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