How to buy dark chocolate (part 2)

5. Brands of Healthy Dark Chocolate

Fairtrade, organic, non-GMO dark chocolate. There is no soy lecithin. 55%-85% is the range.

  • Endangered Species

88% Cacao and 72% Cacao bars. A 70% organic bar as well.

Ethically traded cacao. One social enterprise with a fantastic theme focusing on endangered animals out there.

  • Alter Eco

Fair Trade and USDA Organic. Range of dark chocolate. 90% Super Dark or 85% Dark Blackout.

95%, 87%, and 80% cacao bars.

Taza may be the least-processed chocolate that you can find. It combines just sugar and cocoa.

  • Green & Blacks

70% Cacao, as well as 85% Cacao bars. Organic as well as sometimes fair trade (for example, Maya Gold).

While the 70% has Soy Lecithin, it is not in the 85%. It is free of genetically modified ingredients.

  • Lindt

Its Excellence range includes 90%, 99%, 70%, 78%, and 85% Cacao bars.

NOTE: Different bars have different ingredients. Below are the ingredient list examples. The 85% should be the best option.

90% – Chocolate, cocoa powder processed with sugar, alkali, bourbon vanilla beans, cocoa butter.

70% – Chocolate, sugar, soya lecithin (emulsifier), cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla beans.

85% – Chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, bourbon vanilla beans, demerara sugar.

78% – Chocolate, cocoa butter, fat-reduced cocoa powder, sugar, milkfat.

  • Pure7

Pure make many organic dark chocolates, from 70% to one 100% bar.

Fair Trade, 100% USDA Organic, as well as non-GMO certified.

Sited in Seattle, WA., the brand offers 85% and a big range of different flavored 70% products. A straightforward list of ingredients with no emulsifier.

It was the first American chocolate maker to get fair trade and organic as well as continuing to have one of the most transparent and ethical ‘bean to bar’ processes.

  • Chocolove

It has ethical principles, delivering 70% to 88% bars.