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Chocolate - Reviews

Kids couldn't care less about fancy chocolate bars, and we have to admit there is something sweetly nostalgic about enjoying a simple Hershey's kiss. But if you've outgrown your childhood cravings and prefer more artisanal chocolate, we're with you. We love gourmet, handcrafted offerings from around the world that use natural, high-quality ingredients. So whether it's decadent creations from famous chocolatiers like Jacques Torres or eco-friendly bars from brands such as Endangered Species Chocolate, check out our picks that will have you crazy for cacao.

Soma Chocolatier's cosmic hearts, made with cacao beans that have surprising health benefits
Health Benefits of Chocolate
Not that you would need any more of a reason to indulge in rich chocolate but just in case you do here are some health benefits associated with the sweet treat.

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Stivii's naturally sweetened pomegranate dark chocolate made with 55% cacao
Stivii Dark Chocolate
Sweetened with stevia, these sugar-free dark chocolates from Switzerland are a must for those who want a little sweetness without all the sugar.

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Chuao Chocolatier, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Chocolate Bars
Top 10 Chocolate Bars
From a Belgian classic to a Beverly Hills trailblazer, our picks for the best chocolate bars are sure to delight your inner child.

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World Best Chocolates

zChocolat Mahogany Collection
Meticulously handcrafted in the Jura region of France by a small group of fine woodworkers, this luxurious collection of mahogany gift boxes is the ultimate French chocolate experience.

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Endangered Species Chocolate partners with organizations for up to three years before working with another

Endangered Species Chocolate
Meet the chocolate bar that's changing the world. Not only is it Fair Trade Certified, vegan and gluten-free, but with each bar purchased, 10 percent of profits are donated to help save endangered species.

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Cacao beans in Guittard Chocolate Bars are sourced from the Caribbean, Central and South America
Guittard Chocolate Bars
Do you prefer milk, semisweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate? Find the cacao content that suits your tastes from 30 to 100 percent in this new line of Fair Trade Certified, non-GMO chocolate bars.

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Sweet Sloops are a classic bestseller at Harbor Sweets
Harbor Sweets Sweet Sloops
All taste buds on deck with these delightfully handcrafted, sailboat-shaped, chocolate-covered toffees. Harbor Sweets does other delicious, sea-inspired themes such as sand dollars, lighthouses and seashells.

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Kona Bar's Vanille de Tahiti Chocolate Coffee Bar has the finest vanilla from Tahiti
Kona Bar's Vanille de Tahiti Chocolate Coffee Bar
This Belgian milk chocolate bar, filled with bits of 100% kona coffee and the finest Tahitian vanilla, is a decadent treat for chocolate lovers to behold.

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Lula's Sea Salt Caramels features chocolates with sea salt from all over the world
Lula's Sea Salt Caramel's
These smooth sea salt caramels feature a diverse assortment of sea salts from around the globe.

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More Chocolates

Bite into gourmet chocolate bites

Amano Artisan Chocolates

Amedei Chocolate

Bovetti: Artisan Chocolatier

Brix Chocolates

Cacaocuvee Dark Secret

Cabaret Dessert Chocolate

Chocolate French

Chuao Chocolatier


Comparte's of California

Escazú Artisan Chocolates

Godiva Chocolatier

Good & Evil Bar

Ghyslain Chocolatier

Intentional Chocolates

J. Emanuel Wine Truffles

Jacques Torres

Lady Chocolatier

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Leonidas Chocolates

Lily O'Briens Dessert Collection

Maker's Mark Bourbon Chocolates


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