CACAO RESERVE BY HERSHEY'S
35% Premium Milk Chocolate
($2.50 for 3.5 ounces)
This newcomer is just slightly darker than a Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar (29%) -- and sweet and creamy enough to please the youngest chocolate fans.
NESTLE CHOCOLATIER PREMIUM BAKING CHOCOLATE CHUNKS
53% Cacao Dark Chocolate
($4 for 10 ounces)
If you like snacking on semisweet chocolate chips, you'll eat these up, too. They're a bit less sweet than semisweet chocolate, which falls in the mid-40% range.
LINDT EXCELLENCE ORIGINS MADAGASCAR
65% Cacao Bar
($3.80 for 3.5 ounces)
A high percentage of cacao means lower sugar content. Test your tolerance for dark chocolate with this new bar: A hint of vanilla tempers the bitterness.
($2.90 for 2 ounces) Black-coffee drinkers will dig this chocolate. At 72% cacao, there's not much sugar and no added butter, just serious cacao flavor.
99% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
($7 for 6 ounces)
This is one of the most intense chocolates on the market. Take one bite and you'll understand why it's meant for baking, not snacking.
*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in February 2007