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

Examples of dark chocolate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spring’s fruits cater to any of your dessert cravings, from a creamy, luscious avocado and dark chocolate tart to a light, refreshing cherry sherbet. Kara Peeler, Sunset Magazine, 7 May 2024 Swap the chocolate: Swap the 60 percent chocolate with white, milk, or an even higher percentage of dark chocolate for a unique twist. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 3 May 2024 It is garnet colored with aromas of cassis, blackberry, and pencil lead that open to flavors of espresso bean, dark chocolate, black plum, and crushed violet petals with a silky tannic finish. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 Other teacher favorites include Reese’s, Cheetos, and dark chocolate. Kayla Kitts, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2024 The list in recent months has included items ranging from apple sauce, ground cinnamon and bracelets to sippy cups, water bottles and dark chocolate. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 3 Apr. 2024 But Smith and his team have managed to show some restraint by removing the wood from the barrels before things got out of hand, resulting in rich notes of cherry, dark chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2024 For the richest flavor, use dark chocolate and cocoa such as Scharffen Berger. Kara Peeler, Sunset Magazine, 11 Apr. 2024 Fancy it up for Valentine's brunch with a swirl of dark chocolate and raspberry preserves in the batter. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dark chocolate was in 1896

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“Dark chocolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20chocolate. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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