We've all been wooed by the complex taste and myriad health benefits of dark chocolate. Now meet three new sweet, dark strangers and prepare to fall in love again.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005

Buckwheat Honey
Bees who've foraged on buckwheat plants produce dark honey with a full-bodied, malty finish -- ideal for drizzling on soft cheeses, or for marinating ribs.

RX BONUS According to a recent study, it soothes coughs better than over-the-counter cough suppressants.

Dark (Grade B) Maple Syrup
Sap tapped at the end of maple season yields strong, dark syrup that is great for cooking. Whether you're glazing a ham or spiking whipped cream, its flavor is powerful enough to shine through.

RX BONUS It may offer more disease-fighting health benefits than light syrup.

Blackstrap Molasses
This deep, dark by-product of cane-sugar refining gives a strong caramel backbone to everything from baked beans to gingerbread.

RX BONUS It's packed with not only antioxidants, but also iron and calcium.