Dark or Milk Chocolate?

by White on Rice Couple on December 4, 2012

Hi everyone. We’re working on a project and need your assistance. A few weeks ago we asked our readers on our Facebook page but we also wanted to survey our blog readers too. Can you help us out?

What type of chocolate to you prefer? Dark or milk chocolate? And you can’t way white chocolate because that doesn’t count! lolll.

thanks a bunch for your help!

hugs,

diane and todd

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

DARK!

I either go straight from dark to white, never ever stopping in that middle ground called milk. Can’t wait to hear more about this project!

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2 Megan December 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm

milk chocolate!

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3 MaryB December 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Dark, dark, dark!!!!

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4 Caroline December 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Dark! I love chocolate but when there is only milk chocolate, I would rather skip it. With dark chocolate though, I have absolutely no restraint unfortunately.

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5 Sue G. December 24, 2012 at 3:37 am

Overall, I prefer milk chocolate. Dark chocolate can be better, but it has to be super perfect to be better. It’s kind of like coffee–when espresso is done right, it is the best coffee, even plain. But unless it is JUST SO, that latte is just the better choice. Same w/milk vs. dark chocolate for me.

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6 Rachel December 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I love dark chocolate, but the boyfriend prefers milk chocolate. Excited to hear about the project!

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7 Brandi December 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

If it isn’t dark it isn’t worth it! ;)

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8 Shannon December 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Dark! Recently converted to it :P

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9 Jade Sheldon December 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Dark chocolate, all the way. You can count my husband in on that vote too!

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10 Carol December 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I like both but prefer dark

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11 wyatthawaii December 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Dark all the way. Milk chocolate seems to stick in my throat, but dark chocolate just makes me feel good!

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12 Tash December 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

DARK! my preference is 70 – 75% cacao

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13 Jenn December 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I always prefer dark chocolate!

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14 Emily December 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Dark. Every time.

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15 Aleksandra December 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

Definitely dark! It tastes rich ! and if made with orange zest – even better!

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16 jessica December 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

dark!

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17 Jaina December 5, 2012 at 12:56 am

Dark. Can’t eat milk chocolate anymore, just find it far too sweet.

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18 Senka December 5, 2012 at 2:03 am

Dark

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19 Diana December 5, 2012 at 2:27 am

Milk ….. And I assume that !

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20 Lil December 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

dark for the boy, both for me with increasing lean towards dark.

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21 katb December 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

Dark chocolate all the way!

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22 Dawn December 5, 2012 at 3:49 am

Definitely dark chocolate. It has subtle nuances of fruit or herbal qualities depending on the source. Free-trade bars are awesome.

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23 Pam December 5, 2012 at 4:37 am

Dark!!

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24 Jackie December 5, 2012 at 4:46 am

Dark chocolate! It’s so much more versatile than milk chocolate when it comes to baking recipes. You can always add more sugar to make the recipe sweeter, but it’s very difficult to take out. Besides, dark chocolate is healthier for you than milk chocolate. :-)

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25 Clarissa December 5, 2012 at 5:13 am

Dark all the way!

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26 Marie December 5, 2012 at 5:27 am

Definitely dark – ideally about 85%.

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27 Jane December 5, 2012 at 5:44 am

Dark! 75% or above.

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28 Kt December 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

Dark!
:0)

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29 charj December 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

Dark chocolate all the way.

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30 Maria December 5, 2012 at 6:13 am

Dark, though I don’t actively object to milk.

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31 Julie December 5, 2012 at 6:14 am

If I’m going to eat it plain, I’d probably take the milk chocolate. But if I’m baking with it or topping it with peanut butter or in any other concoction, I’d have to go dark chocolate :)

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32 Laura December 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

Dark, and better yet if it is 70%.

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33 Hannah M. December 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

dark, definitely!

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34 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

I like both, actually. I eat dark chocolate more but I prefer milk. Hope that isn’t too confusing!

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35 SHANNON YOUNGER December 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

Dark.

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36 Elodie @ Framing Plates December 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

Dark, dark, dark! The darker the better.

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37 Patricia December 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

Milk!

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38 Ellen December 5, 2012 at 6:31 am

Milk Chocolate!!

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39 Marie December 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

Dark – no doubt about it!

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40 Amanda December 5, 2012 at 7:11 am

Dark for ever and ever amen. :)

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41 Caroline December 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

Dark! :)

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42 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

I love it all but especially dark!

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43 Jean December 5, 2012 at 7:24 am

Dark, obviously. No other choice. Milk is boring.

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44 Chris December 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

Depends on the application – but dark is my personal favorite.

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45 Laura M. December 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

Dark, definitely! :)

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46 Deanna December 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

Dark – 70%

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47 Simone December 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

I seem to always purchase dark chocolate to bake with since I’ve heard bits and pieces that it is “healthier” and I love the darker color it gives to baked goods. It makes it look and taste more rich. If I was just eating chocolate to consume it, I’d probably go with milk chocolate.

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48 Aline December 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

For bakery: Dark!

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49 harveysmom December 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Dark, everyway, bars, melted, coco, cake……yummy. GF loves milk, hates dark…go figure.

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50 Andi December 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

Milk for sure!

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51 Adele December 5, 2012 at 7:39 am

I love dark and really don’t eat the other chocolates.

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52 Hannah December 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love both, but I prefer dark for the richer taste! I also drink my coffee black, though, so maybe it’s connected somehow…?

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53 deeba December 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

Definitely DARK!

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54 Candela December 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

Dark :)

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55 Annie December 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

Dark – definitely, more flavor.

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56 Debbie December 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

Dark!

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57 carmen December 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

DARK!

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58 Candice December 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

Dark Chocolate

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59 Stephanie December 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

Totally dark. And I like how you pointed out that white chocolate isn’t really chocolate. =)

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60 Angie @ Big Bears Wife December 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

milk chocolate all the way!!

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61 MaryAnn December 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

dark!

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62 Mary December 5, 2012 at 8:14 am

Dark!!!

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63 Steele December 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

Dark! Preferably combined with cherries in some manner…

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64 Teri December 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

Dark!

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65 Krista December 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

Dark! I rarely eat milk chocolate anymore. I am strictly a dark chocolate consumer. Even when it comes to hot chocolate.

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66 Kerry Comiskey December 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love dark chocolate in desserts/baking, but when it comes to eating it straight up, good quality Swiss milk chocolate is my fav!

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67 Carolyn December 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

Dark….definitely.
Although, I don’t think I have ever turned down ANY chocolate!

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68 Auntie Em December 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Dark chocolate for sure…’cause it’s a health food…or something like that!

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69 Theresa December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

Dark all the way. But I wouldn’t say no to any kind of chocolate. (Except white chocolate because that’s not really chocolate!)

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70 Alicia December 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

Dark, but milk chocolate doesn’t last long around me either. :)

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71 May December 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

Dark is preferred:)
Although if desperate will turn to milk.

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72 Maria December 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

Dark for me!

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73 Darya December 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

Dark. I can’t remember when the last time I ate milk chocolate was. Definitely dark.

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74 Tori December 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

Dark! 70% or higher, always if eating! Though to be fair, when baking, I go the Keller method and mix milk (~45%), semi (~64%), and dark (~70%). Adds a whole new dimension of chocolately goodness.

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75 Jane Baird Kornhaber via Facebook December 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

so not a fan of dark. I despise sugar in coffee and despise dark chocolate.

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76 Carie December 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

Milk totally. Love the richness and the mouth feel. I am talking really good belgium milk chocolate, not a drugstore candy bar. Dark is too harsh.

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77 Jason December 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

Dark only; preferable 72%.

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78 Serena Storer-Todd via Facebook December 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

DARK

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79 Serena Storer-Todd via Facebook December 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

But I would never turn down milk chocolate.

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80 Kat Taylor via Facebook December 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

Dark

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81 Kim Bee December 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

Milk chocolate all the way for me. But admittedly dark looks way better in photos.

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82 Karen December 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

Dark!

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83 Ev December 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

Definitely milk

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84 Susan in Seattle December 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

Gotta be Dark – for sure!!!

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85 Andrea December 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

Absolutely DARK! :P

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86 Nicole December 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

Definitely Dark, must be at least 70% for me to even consider it!

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87 Elizabeth A. December 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

The darker the better. Made even more perfect with a glass of red wine.

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88 Christi Nielsen December 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

Dark chocolate ftw.

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89 the Fromagette December 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

I will not succumb to peer pressure: MILK

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90 Elisa December 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

MILK!!

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91 KarenLana December 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

Definitely the dark! Milk is too cloyingly sweet and doesn’t have enough chocolatey goodness. =D

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92 neha gattani December 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

Darker the better.

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93 Ilene December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

Dark

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94 angelitacarmelita December 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

DARK!

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95 HapaMama December 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

Dark! Even my 10 year old won’t eat milk chocolate.

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96 KG December 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

I love milk and dark, but my mom refuses to eat dark. She’s a milk-only person. Dark chocolate is the one I crave more often, though…usually in the middle of the night or during breakfast or some other inconvenient time….

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97 Marie Raven December 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

Dark. Always. It’s the only kind of chocolate that makes it past my lips.

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98 Connie December 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate. I most often bake with semisweet, sometimes bittersweet.

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99 Leslie December 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

Dark! And as I get older I like it darker and darker…

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100 Christine December 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Both. Totally depends on the application and HOW dark.

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101 Anh December 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

Dark for me too!

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102 Ann Marie Ricard December 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

Milk chocolate. Your comment about white chocolate reminded me of the pastry chef who made our wedding cake. She refused to make anything with white chocolate. When I asked, she looked at me with a stern look and said, “You know that’s not really chocolate, don’t you?” On to the next choice…

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103 Karly K December 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

I much prefer dark chocolate. Especially a dark with a high cacao content.

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104 Alexa @ Bless Your Heart December 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Dark!

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105 Donna December 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

DARK! But I”ll definitely eat the milk chocolate if there’s not a choice. :)

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106 Colette @ JFF! December 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Dark, if it’s creamy.

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107 Jennifer December 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I find this topic very interesting because for most of my life I did not like chocolate at all(I know, weird) and if I did have chocolate it had to be milk chocolate, but now in my old age(50s) I suddenly love dark chocolate. So, my choice–dark chocolate.

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108 Lisa December 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Definitely dark!

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109 Katy December 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

DARK

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110 Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

The darker, the better.

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111 Vanessa December 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Dark dark dark dark dark!!!

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112 Urban Wife December 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Dark, all the way!

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113 Melanie Stallings December 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Dark chocolate is good in small chunks, but for overall yumminess, I’ll choose milk chocolate every time!

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114 slywlf December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Dark – preferably bittersweet. This was my preference long before chocolate became known as a ‘health food’, and even before I developed my allergy to milk. The real chocolate flavor is best served without the excess sweetness and – to me – cloying mouth-feel of milk chocolate. I only buy the good stuff – generally free-trade organic, from my health food store, and because the flavor is so intense I am totally satisfies with just a couple squares melted slowly on my tongue ;-)

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115 Roger December 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Dark

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116 farm to table geek December 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

it depends upon the chocolate. and i ate to tell you this, but i prefer, for eating, ya know, scharffenberger extra rich milk, which is between dark and milk!

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117 Debbie December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Dark? Really? How do people develop a taste for it. Milk for this baby girl please! Man I can eat that stuff all day long!

Good luck with your project!

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118 Ham Radio December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Dark chocolate. It has a greater impact in a dessert setting.

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119 alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

in baking, always dark. but just to snack on? milk, all the way.

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120 susan December 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

the darker the better!

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121 Emily December 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Dark!!!

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122 Laura December 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Dark chocolate all the way!!

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123 Claire December 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Tough question…Totally depends on my mood and what I am using it for, but for indulgence purposes I probably would reach for milk chocolate before dark chocolate. But you won’t see me turning either option down!

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124 Sara December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Dark, all the way. And the darker the better.

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125 Emmy Lou December 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

DARK….it is rich, powerful and worth every calorie!

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126 Nappie Dee December 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Dark – but sometimes milk is really the better option. However, most often, dark is the best option. Umm, except for fresh fruit – well, maybe sometimes dark is better for fresh fruit….

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127 chintan Patolia December 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Definitely Milk Chocolate. I prefer white chocolate but since you said it doesnt count… Milk chocolate it is.

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128 Dorcas December 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Generally, I prefer dark. However, there is nothing like really good, creamy high-quality milk chocolate for those moments when you want to feel like a kid again.

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129 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 6, 2012 at 4:24 am

If given the choice it’s always milk but some candy bars are amazing with dark.

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130 Renee December 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

Creamy milk chocolate! Dark is a bit bitter to me and more of a “grown up” taste.

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131 Sarah L December 6, 2012 at 6:35 am

Dark is my favorite, but milk chocolate is also delicious.

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132 paula salinero December 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

Hi! I love and only eat MILK CHOCOLATE but when it comes to cooking DARK is the way to go!
Anxious to hear more about this!

A chocolate addict : )

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133 Angela December 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

Dark, especially for baking but if it’s good milk chocolate I can be swayed…especially if it’s paired with caramel. Emily Luchetti wrote an interesting article about milk chocolate for the SF Chronicle. The chocolate cheese cake recipe it divine. http://bit.ly/QxirbY

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134 Chelsey December 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

Milk chocolate has its place…but DARK chocolate is the ultimate winner. 99.5% of the time, at least.

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135 Helen December 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

Dark!

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136 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Depends on what it’s for but for cookies, I’m a blend of semi-sweet + milk chocolate .. . but just eating chocolate straight up: Milk chocolate, baby.

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137 terri December 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

dark! (but i’ll make an exception for scharffenberger’s milk chocolate…)

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138 Alyse December 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

DARK

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139 Tina December 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Dark! The darker the better really.

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140 Purple Penguin December 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm

dark chocolate!!

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141 Shannon December 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

Dark for sure. Milk chocolate just tastes cheaper…..hahaa :)

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142 alysa December 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

Dark!

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143 Melissa December 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Dark chocolate

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144 Nga Nguyen December 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

Dark, hands-down!

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145 Kathy December 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Dark for sure ! But, if milk chocolate is all that is available, well………

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146 Jesse December 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

dark, of course. the darker the better.

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147 Kate December 14, 2012 at 6:22 am

The darker the better…

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148 celesul December 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Dark chocolate, preferably around 60%. Occasionally I’m in the mood for milk, but it has to be one of the more chocolaty milks. White chocolate is inevitably way, way too sweet.

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149 Jenn December 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Dark chocolate, around 55-60%.

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150 Cary December 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Dark chocolate!

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151 Dee February 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I think I’m late in voting but I vote Dark, Dark Dark! It just melts in your mouth!

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