Gourmet chocolate or “premium” chocolate is more popular than ever this holiday season, with many companies offering luxe options:
Like coffee before it, chocolate is going complex and upscale. This holiday season, look for Tasmanian honey wrapped in dark chocolate from Godiva and custom-made boxes tied with double-faced satin ribbon at exclusive Manhattan specialty store Bergdorf Goodman. Christmas is the peak time for premium chocolate sales, and big candy companies and small chocolatiers alike are rolling out some of their most high-end products to date. (Washington Post)
For the purposes of health, gourmet chocolate is no different than regular chocolate. Choosing dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate will reap the most health benefits. Premium or plain, dark chocolate is one of the healthiest foods around when eaten in moderation.