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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1896

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