dark chocolate

noun

Definition of dark chocolate 

: chocolate that is dark in color and contains a high percentage cocoa and cocoa butter, usually no milk, and varying amounts of sugar Imagine opening your mailbox and finding a three-pound bar of 70 percent pure dark chocolate. —Elizabeth Eilender The tart mousse was served in a dark chocolate cup, topped with meringue, and finished with a crisp wafer. —Fran Bellamy — compare milk chocolate, white chocolate

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More cheese – this time manchego – tops a seafood or vegetarian orzo paella before making way for a dark chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with candied orange. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Haven’t nailed down Valentine’s Day plans yet? Check out these restaurants’ specials | The Sacramento Bee," 13 Feb. 2018 The week started off with a Raf Simons bacchanal complete with Belgian waffles, dark chocolate, and red wine. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Biggest News From New York Fashion Week Fall 2018," 16 Feb. 2018 Plain dark chocolate is recommended over milk chocolate or chocolates with a sugary filling, such as caramel or cherry. Michael Suchar, Philly.com, "3 tips from a dentist to keep Valentine's Day sweet for kids' teeth," 13 Feb. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dark chocolate was in 1896

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