pogmoor wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 9:44 am
I've got several brands of 85% and 90% dark chocolate (and one 100%) in my cupboard. Obviously the 100% chocolate contains no lecithin but about half the other brands don't list lecithin among their ingredients.
Good news! Can you mention the brands?
As a kid I loved Cadbury's Bourneville dark chocolate. My childhood memory was that it was dark and tasted of chocolate. I tried a bar for the last time 15-20 years ago and it was some sort of chewy vegetable oil concoction that had a barely recognizable hint of chocolate above the lecithin and sugar. I think it was down to about 30% cocoa too.
In my other thread about airport food you will see me singing the praises of UK airport food. In fact I have rarely had a really bad restaurant meal in the UK on visits in the last 2 decades. Some really good. I find it a real challenge to get a nice meal in Spain, France or Germany if I am just passing through an area or there for work. I will admit to being picky.
Luckily my wife is generally much better at picking place to go to, but it doesn't help when I am traveling for work.
One problem with commercial Earl Grey is that some brands especially on mainland Europe use Bergamot herbs of various types (e.g. lemon balm or related) instead of the citrus flavouring. Nasty stuff.