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Torn Mind

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They short the buyer with 95-100% dark chocolate bars.
A 100% dark chocolate Lindt bar has only 1.7 oz of chocolate.
A 95% dark chocolate Lindt bar has only 2.8 oz of chocolate.


Is it lack of demand or lack of supply?
 

lxskllr

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Probably to meet a price point. I bet all the bars from milk to ultradark cost the same. It would cost them more to make an ultradark the same weight as a milk.

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If the weights you're listing are accurate, price point based on ingredients probably isn't the only consideration. It might cost them more for smaller demand to change equipment over to make ultradark bars. Dunno. There's a lot of fairly reasonable reasons to short the weight on some bars.
 
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nakedfrog

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They short the buyer with 95-100% dark chocolate bars.
A 100% dark chocolate Lindt bar has only 1.7 oz of chocolate.
A 95% dark chocolate Lindt bar has only 2.8 oz of chocolate.


Is it lack of demand or lack of supply?
In what way are you being shorted? You receive exactly the amount of chocolate you paid for, they're not "shorting" you unless you paid for 2.8oz and receive 1.7oz.

And I was all set to come in here and agree with you too, but your argument is stupid
 

Torn Mind

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In what way are you being shorted? You receive exactly the amount of chocolate you paid for, they're not "shorting" you unless you paid for 2.8oz and receive 1.7oz.

And I was all set to come in here and agree with you too, but your argument is stupid
I'm still paying the same price(currrently $2.67) for 1.7 oz bar as I would for a 3.5oz bar with a lesser percentage of cocoa, like 90% dark chocolate from the same manufacturer.
 

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I'm still paying the same price(currrently $2.67) for 1.7 oz bar as I would for a 3.5oz bar with a lesser percentage of cocoa, like 90% dark chocolate from the same manufacturer.
So I'm still confused. You're angry that you're paying more for a more pure product (that very well may be harder or more expensive to make)? Do you also get angry about paying the same amount for 2% milk vs whole milk?
 

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I'm still paying the same price(currrently $2.67) for 1.7 oz bar as I would for a 3.5oz bar with a lesser percentage of cocoa, like 90% dark chocolate from the same manufacturer.
So it's just a numbers game?
You're paying the same per oz of dark chocolate?
 

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i think just mathwise, OP is thinking of this:
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and not taking any other considerations, like the fact that 100% chocolate bars taste like complete ASS and probably dont sell as much, so the bars are smaller.
 

deadlyapp

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i think just mathwise, OP is thinking of this:
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and not taking any other considerations, like the fact that 100% chocolate bars taste like complete ASS and probably dont sell as much, so the bars are smaller.
beautiful.

Also probably not taking into account that the volume of 100% bars made is likely much less and therefore more costly to produce.
 

JEDI

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Generally the same thing, they call them baking bars because very few people in their right mind would just eat 100% bars like candy.
what? why not?
I like dark chocolate.
i buy the dark chocolate variety pack (costco brand) at costco but dont remember the highest %. (maybe 90%?)

So whats wrong with eating 100% dark chocolate?
 
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Captante

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So whats wrong with eating 100% dark chocolate?
Go for it and report back! ;)

To be fair there's somebody out there who thinks nearly ANYTHING tastes terrific but unless you enjoy stuff like sucking lemons I doubt you'll be rushing out to buy more.
 

Muse

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I like sucking lemons(really eating wedges rind and all), but 100% chocolate is inedible. I'd rather eat tree bark.
I have some 85% and it's a stretch for me. My mother liked dark chocolate but I grew up preferring milk chocolate. I like some darker now but still find the very dark stuff difficult to enjoy.
 

Muse

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Lindt rocks!!!
When I was working the temp agencies over 30 years ago I had one assignment that lasted around 2 days. The owner of the small business was a European food importer who had a very small warehouse and needed a few guys to move boxes. At the end he laid a chocolate bar on each of us, a sweet gesture. ;) I asked him to recommend some quality imported chocolate. His reply was one word, uttered like a question:

"Lindt?"

I never forgot that one! Lindt isn't the most expensive or the cheapest but I've found that as a pretty reliable rule it's great bang for the buck! Plus they have tremendous variety, if you're into that.

I've had Lindt in my cupboard consistently for quite a few years.
 

Torn Mind

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I have some 85% and it's a stretch for me. My mother liked dark chocolate but I grew up preferring milk chocolate. I like some darker now but still find the very dark stuff difficult to enjoy.
I bought some 88% Chocolove last week because it was on sale. It's a bit smoother than Lindt FWIW.

I've eaten some 78% bars recently and I've been sensitized to sugar content such that even that just is a little too sweet. But the prices was too good to pass up even though the Safeway would not restock higher percentage chocolate. 7 dollars for four bars is a good deal imo.

I'm okay with it repelling me so that I can't finish a bar. The nutrient profile in dark chocolate is too good to not eat in small-to-moderate doses.
 

JEDI

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i think just mathwise, OP is thinking of this:
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and not taking any other considerations, like the fact that 100% chocolate bars taste like complete ASS and probably dont sell as much, so the bars are smaller.
70%- 99% @$2.10 each.
everything is 100g except the 99% one, which is 1/2 that at 50g. 😯

So 90% is best bang for buck in terms oz dark chocolate
 

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Kaido

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what? why not?
I like dark chocolate.
i buy the dark chocolate variety pack (costco brand) at costco but dont remember the highest %. (maybe 90%?)

So whats wrong with eating 100% dark chocolate?
It basically tastes like licking tree bark. There's a HUGE difference between 72%, 80%, 90%, and 100%. I do have a friend who eats 100% but he's crazy lol. The darkest I typically go is 60% myself. I like a good quality milk chocolate, plus semi-sweet in cookies.
 
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