Amy's Kitchen Blog

A Culinary Journey

A Note About Chocolate

I can not claim to be an expert, but my preferred chocolate is Nói Síríus (, an Icelandic brand that can be found at Whole Foods stores or at select online vendors. It is sold in 7.05 oz. packages of two bars and comes in four different varieties: 33% milk, 45% semi-sweet, 56% bittersweet, and 70% extra bitter dark chocolate. One quality of particular interest to some is that this chocolate is vegan (though just to clarify, my recipes are not). It seems to quite reasonably priced in comparison to other specialty brands. I don’t have enough experience with luxury chocolates to give a proper assessment of how this matches up in flavor. However, this is currently my favorite chocolate and thus I will be using it for all of my truffle recipes unless otherwise noted.


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