I absolutely adore dark chocolate! I usually have one square of Lindt 85% dark chocolate every day, sometimes every second day. If I feel like it I will deter from the usual and get 70% dark chocolate.
I try not to eat chocolate bars. The cocoa is often dutch processed, stripping it of antioxidants, and there's a good amount of sugar even in the darkest varieties. Rather, I aim to consume cocoa nibs, which is the most natural source you can find. Unfortunately, they have a funny taste and are expensive so are somewhat harder to consume in quantity. You can find them on Amazon for a decent price. I add them to coconut ice cream, where they taste like chocolate chips. I also eat them in smoothies and with berries.
I'm one of the few ones here I see that have given on regular chocolate bars because let's face it, they always have some sugar or artificial sweetener on it. A little bit once in a while may be OK but eating it every day... I hardly doubt it. And the problem here is that when you want chocolate that bad you cannot help it but eat it on a regular basis. I found myself that I needed to treat it almost like and addiction drug and try to keep far from it... sad but true.
So now, when I want to have some pleasant dessert I mix a teaspoon of pure organic cocoa powder into a yoghurt with some berries and I'm ready to go, it's really healthy with low sugar but very nutrient dense. I could add it just into my regular coffee also. The taste is pretty sour but I've come to enjoy it over the time and now every time I need less and less the sweet stuff. Put a little bit of Aroy-D coconut milk on it and you could get addicted hehe.
i wouldnt buy the chocolate you can get in stores as the beans are roasted and it will contain sugar. You can make your own raw chocolate quite easily though buy combining cacao powder, raw honey, and either cacao butter or coconut oil, and then placing into molds and into the fridge. The consistency wont hold up as well, but theyll sure be a lot better for you
i eat a square of 100% bakers chocolate ($3.50 plus taw at the real canadian superstore) mixed with a half tbsp of honey, half a stevia scoop, a couple drops agave nectar, and a half tbsp of coconut oil (and the optional a half tsp of peanut oil as well). it is so good but i mix the amount with my chocolate as a feel fit since all that in moderation is supposed to be either good for you or not bad for you.
I've been eating dark chocolate (lindt's 85% or Green & Black's 85% mostly) for years 1 bar will last 3 or 4 days. Today is the day I'm giving it up as a test to see if I can. I find that I'm taking it like medicine instead of pleasure. It's like I think I must have chocolate! I don't like that. I'm answering this post to see my resolve in print. I don't think the chocolate per se is bad for me, but the obsession is uncomfortable.
I have about 8~16g of cocoa powder daily. Usually dissolved in hot water and drunk - sometimes with a couple of eggs and coconut oil mixed in. Or I mix it with 100% coconut cream + tiny bit of stevia, leave it in the fridge and it turns into chocolate mousse drool