We asked chocolate guru Mark Bitterman to recommend a variety of supremely indulgent bars in the dark and trendy milk-chocolate categories. Although pricey, one bar can please a whole table of chocoholics at the end of your celebration meal. Order bars online at atthemeadow.com. First up is the Amedei Chuao 70% dark.
What Mark says: These makers let the chocolate and bean speak for themselves—no need for funky flavor and texture additions here. Creamy, hazelnutty, caramelly—a truly rich, decadent experience for the chocolate purist.
What we say: Universally loved by tasters for its pure dark flavor and milky chocolate mouthfeel.
What Mark says: These insanely high-quality beans yield a beautifully sweet, fragrant, fruity flavor. Astonishingly decadent.
What we say: You've never met a milk chocolate quite like this. For the milk skeptics, this chocolate has real dark notes from 58% cacao content—nearly 40% higher than most supermarket milk chocolates.