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Cheap high quality chocolate source

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Looks like Amazon stopped carrying the 88% (Endangered Species) chocolate bars that I was previously buying. They were only $2.40/bar using S&S. Any suggestions for what to replace them with? The supermarket sells them for $3/bar and that seems to be the cheapest option compared to anywhere online. I look for minimally processed chocolate to retain the antioxidants, low sugar (this one was 5g/.5 bar), and no dairy. I would like to be under $3 per bar including shipping. I recently tasted some Taza chocolate and it's fantastic but cheapest is about $4/bar.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 10, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Bummer. I don't buy much at TF's, but the chocolate...

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:51 PM

Dagoba is great but also expensive. Looking on Amazon, though, looks like Eclipse bars are non-Amazon prime eligible for $2.44/bar, which fits the bill. It has a bit of soy in it but that's ok.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:28 PM

Lindt is going to be my fallback option. It's also pretty refined and often has questionable ingredients so I'd been avoiding it until now. We'll see though.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:27 PM

I have some of it at home but it's pretty refined and doesn't have much cocoa butter in it.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:26 PM

Yeah still pretty expensive. It's actually not bars either, which further increases the cost. It's being sold by Nutracity on Amazon, not Amazon itself, which is probably why it's so expensive.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:25 PM

Yeah I saw that article. It's a running joke on the city-data forums. At the soonest, I think it'd be at least a few years if ever.

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on April 09, 2012
at 10:54 PM

Whoa, I just realized that was for 6 bars, not 10. Right? That's quite a steep price. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful

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on April 09, 2012
at 07:56 PM

It may be there soon:http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-10-12-13-10-trader-joes-to-austin-grocery-analyst-says-six-are-possible-for-the-area/

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on April 09, 2012
at 07:14 PM

I'll be moving to Austin in a few months and there's no Trader Joes there unfortunately. It's a good suggestion otherwise though - thanks.

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on April 09, 2012
at 05:20 PM

I love Taza! It's not conventional chocolate (it's stone ground), which makes it handy for drinking, as well as eating. That and it's "artisan" shtick make it a little more expensive.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 09, 2012
at 04:44 PM

Check out Trader Joe's. They have a variety of cheap dark chocolate bars, but we have eaten our stash, so I can't tell you about ingredients. Maybe on their website?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 09, 2012
at 07:56 PM

It may be there soon:http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-10-12-13-10-trader-joes-to-austin-grocery-analyst-says-six-are-possible-for-the-area/

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 10, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Bummer. I don't buy much at TF's, but the chocolate...

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:25 PM

Yeah I saw that article. It's a running joke on the city-data forums. At the soonest, I think it'd be at least a few years if ever.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 09, 2012
at 07:14 PM

I'll be moving to Austin in a few months and there's no Trader Joes there unfortunately. It's a good suggestion otherwise though - thanks.

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E55906cdb6839a23fd740ad85d160cc8

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on April 09, 2012
at 05:13 PM

If it's for eating as is, Green and Blacks can be inexpensive at big box stores or co-op sales. Dagoba and Scharffen Berger are brands I like too.

If you're cooking with it (coffee or hot chocolate) I switched over to raw cacao powder. It blends better and I end up using less so it's more economical.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 09, 2012
at 10:54 PM

Whoa, I just realized that was for 6 bars, not 10. Right? That's quite a steep price. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:26 PM

Yeah still pretty expensive. It's actually not bars either, which further increases the cost. It's being sold by Nutracity on Amazon, not Amazon itself, which is probably why it's so expensive.

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D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

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on April 09, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I eat Ghirardelli 100% cacao baking bars from the grocery store. They're cheap because they are baking chocolate, but for that reason nobody will ever call them "fantastic." They get the job done when you need chocolate, though. Ghirardelli is the best tasting 100%, in my opinion.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:27 PM

I have some of it at home but it's pretty refined and doesn't have much cocoa butter in it.

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on April 09, 2012
at 05:23 PM

I have a Lindt outlet near my house. I can get 12 of the 90% dark bars (free of soy lecithin) for $6.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:28 PM

Lindt is going to be my fallback option. It's also pretty refined and often has questionable ingredients so I'd been avoiding it until now. We'll see though.

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8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

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on April 09, 2012
at 05:19 PM

I get Dagoba myself. I am satisfied with eating a tiny bit at a time, so a bar lasts me all week. Pairs well with red wine. :) I've noticed Aldi as very high % dark chocolate and it's pretty good! It's German, and I can't recall the brand. I got the 85% and it was excellent.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on April 10, 2012
at 01:51 PM

Dagoba is great but also expensive. Looking on Amazon, though, looks like Eclipse bars are non-Amazon prime eligible for $2.44/bar, which fits the bill. It has a bit of soy in it but that's ok.

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