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Interesting, to say the least. However, in a positive viewpoint, I somewhat commend Cadbury's for producing this. For one thing, it might introduce a wider audience to the whole concept of "cocoa content," and more specifically, "high cocoa content" chocolate. Secondly, considering the audience that Cadbury's is selling to, this will most likely satisfy THEM, acclimate their sugar-craving tongue to higher cocoa content chocolate, and ultimately entice them to seek out finer chocolate. Now I realize that more could have been done to produce a finer quality chocolate - as Hershey's is going with their 60% - but at least it's a step forward. Even if the Cadbury's bar is no better than pig slop, let's see how Cadbury's reacts to the public.

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A bit better than a bar introduced by Kraft Food to the Swedish market October 2002. Specified as 70% cocoa but not real chocolate. Here is a picture with an English translation:
[url]http://www.porcelana.se/images/premium_dark1.jpg[/url] [url="http://www.kraftfoodsnordic.com/kraft/page?siteid=kraft-prd&locale=sesv1&PagecRef=2599&Mid=2599"]Read more about Marabou Premium Dark at Craft Foods (Svedish version)[/url]

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It is also introduced under the "Freia" name in Norway. (Freia is the largest producer of chocolate in Norway, and also under Kraft General Food). Easyer to present an excisting chocolate produced in Belgium as a new chocolate than inventing a really new one. They can also spend more money on advertising..

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This choc reminds me of a Feodora 72% choc that I once bought. A lot of the % was cacao powder and the taste was bitter and harsh. Yack!

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Was this the Feodora 75%? I tasted much bitterness with this one, but I did appreciate its herbal tones.

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I don't remember, Monte, it is some years ago. I think the rapping was red.

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Oh okay, the one I am referring to has a yellow wrapper, but it's possible that the chocolates were the same but just changed packaging over the years.

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Were there cacao powder in the bar you tried?

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We have a shop called "The English Shop" in Stockholm and they sell Bourneville 76%. I've not tried this bar yet.

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Originally posted by masur

A bit better than a bar introduced by Kraft Food to the Swedish market October 2002. Specified as 70% cocoa but not real chocolate. Here is a picture with an English translation:
[url]http://www.porcelana.se/images/premium_dark1.jpg[/url]


Oh, yeah, that one is really awful. We have it here too, under the "Freia" brand. And the center of the bar is actually only 35%...

They have a slick marketing of that one, but some of us know better [:D]

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Originally posted by Montegrano

Oh okay, the one I am referring to has a yellow wrapper, but it's possible that the chocolates were the same but just changed packaging over the years.


Possibly the Feo d'Or 75% ?
Tastes like a mix of dairy butter and cocoa powder....[}:)]

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No, the Feodora 75% doesn't contain cocoa powder. Just cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin, and Bourbon vanilla.

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Originally posted by Montegrano

No, the Feodora 75% doesn't contain cocoa powder. Just cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin, and Bourbon vanilla.


Well, all Feodoras have the same base taste of butter and powder, IMHO, although in the 55-or-something-% which I have also tried, it is almost drowned in vanilla.

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