There’s nothing wrong with one or two every night
Dark chocolate is healthy and delicious. I get these dark chocolate non-pareils from Trader Joe’s. They’re 73% cocoa — the higher the percentage, the darker, more bitter, and healthier it is. 73% is a good benchmark.
There are lots of dark chocolate impostors out there, so heads up. Many big brands claim to be dark chocolate, but are still junky. If there’s any milk solids or butter in the ingredients, throw ’em back.
Useful tips for making dark chocolate non-pareils
You don’t really to make these, per se. These are tips on enjoying them.
- Keep them in the freezer — takes longer to eat them.
- Throw a couple in your oatmeal pancakes (after the mix is made, while the pancake is cooking).
- Bring a handful to the movies. Better than any candy there.
- Enjoy patiently. Sucking on one can last an hour.
Those little white speckles on top are pure sugar. They make biting into one of these dark chocolate non-pareils quite satisfying. There’s a bit of a crunch.
The other night, however, I had a realization. Every time I chew into a dark chocolate non-pareils, I was making a small deposit into my dentists bank account. I was literally drilling sugar into my molars. This made me feel like an idiot.
The solution: rinse and or brush immediately after eating. I use to see my buddy from college do it after eating candy. And his dad, may he rest in peace, was a dentist.
Dark chocolate non-pareils are the perfect little dessert. Get some next stop at Trader Joe’s. Just be sure to have a rinse after.