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There’s no such thing as bad chocolate…or is there?

 

Creamy, smooth, delish. Chocolate is just about everyone’s most craved treat. But are some chocolate bars better than others? We asked La Panetière’s (530 Milton Rd, Rye 914-967-8140) pastry chef, Lisa Rudner-Suckle, who formerly worked at Danielle’s Chocolatier in Mount Kisco, to test-taste 10 milk chocolate bars and judge their quality. The following are her findings:

         
Ghiradelli
Luxe Milk

($2.29, 3 oz)
“Very nice flavor. Perfectly creamy. I want to eat the whole thing.”
Godiva
($3.99, 3.5 oz)
“Yum! It’s not too sweet and has a nicely balanced texture.”
Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate ($3.79, 3.5 oz)
“Creamy, milky, and softly textured. I could tell when I picked it up it was good quality.”
Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate (.49, 1.55 oz)
“Nice consistency and aroma.
Good flavor.”
Chocolations Solid Milk Chocolate ($2.50, 2 oz,)
“Not overpoweringly sweet or too rich. Mild flavor. Has a crispness to it.”
         
Perugina Milk Chocolate ($3.19, 3.5 oz)
“Nice texture. Not too sugary.”
Lindt
Classic Milk

($2.79, 4.4 oz)
“Smooth texture and creamy, but leaves an overwhelming aftertaste.”
Whole Foods 365 Organic Swiss Milk Chocolate ($2.49, 3 oz)
“A little chewy. Not smooth. Tastes a bit fake.”
Cadbury Dairy Milk
($1.99, 3.5 oz)
“Dry and too sugary.”
Hershey’s ($1.99, 4.4 oz)
“High sugar content and artificial-tasting. The various flavor components break off individually instead of meshing.”

 

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