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  • apullumapullum Member Posts: 4,896 Member Member Posts: 4,896 Member
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,202 Member Member Posts: 1,202 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    Agreed. That Theo milk + lemon doesn't interest me. If you like a dark chocolate with lemon, Divine makes a GREAT product!

    http://shop.divinechocolateusa.com/85-Dark-Chocolate-with-Refreshing-Lemon/p/DIV-004487&[email protected]
  • apullumapullum Member Posts: 4,896 Member Member Posts: 4,896 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    need!
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,254 Member Member Posts: 5,254 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    It was around Christmas time when someone brought me a hostess gift of dark chocolate coated candied lemon peel from an artisinal bakery when I was living in Amsterdam. Wondering where I could find something like that?
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    It was around Christmas time when someone brought me a hostess gift of dark chocolate coated candied lemon peel from an artisinal bakery when I was living in Amsterdam. Wondering where I could find something like that?

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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 22,268 Member Member Posts: 22,268 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    Lindt has apparently discontinued the dark chocolate lime bar https://www.lindtusa.com/zest-of-lime-excellence-bar-329900aa so get it while you can locally! (I was thinking of getting one from Amazon, but the listings I saw are shipping from the UK, and I don't want to do that for chocolate.)

    Interestingly, Lindt calls that one "dark" and it is 47%, while Theo calls theirs "milk" at 45%.

    I wonder if there is a standard cut off, or brands decide?
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 4,002 Member Member Posts: 4,002 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    It was around Christmas time when someone brought me a hostess gift of dark chocolate coated candied lemon peel from an artisinal bakery when I was living in Amsterdam. Wondering where I could find something like that?

    Make it! Give it as hostess gifts!
  • apullumapullum Member Posts: 4,896 Member Member Posts: 4,896 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    Hmm, not sure about the milk chocolate with lemon, definitely can get 100% behind super dark chocolate and lemon though!

    A 45% milk bar is a “darker” milk chocolate. (Compare with a Hershey bar, which is somewhere around 10%-ish.). Bars in that range are usually buttery or fudgy. They’re usually not super sweet but usually don’t have the slight bitterness or level of complexity of a darker chocolate.

    When I tried that particular Theo bar, I thought it was pleasant because the sweeter chocolate balanced the lemon. I didn’t love it, but it was nice.

    Lindt makes a dark chocolate lime bar, and I think they used to have a lemon one.

    Lindt has apparently discontinued the dark chocolate lime bar https://www.lindtusa.com/zest-of-lime-excellence-bar-329900aa so get it while you can locally! (I was thinking of getting one from Amazon, but the listings I saw are shipping from the UK, and I don't want to do that for chocolate.)

    Interestingly, Lindt calls that one "dark" and it is 47%, while Theo calls theirs "milk" at 45%.

    I wonder if there is a standard cut off, or brands decide?

    That 40-60% range gets called all sorts of things. Some companies call it "dark," some call it "milk," and some call it dark milk." Of course, it is only milk chocolate if it actually contains milk.

    I personally think of it as "dark milk" because I think the flavor is different from either traditional milk or dark chocolate. Most of my favorite bars are in that range. I'm very sensitive to bitter flavors, so I'm not always in the mood for dark chocolate, but I think milk chocolate can be one-note and overly sweet if it's not done well.

    However, in the spirit of the OP, I'd say that a high quality milk chocolate bar is underrated. Most people think of something like Hershey's or Nestle when they think of milk chocolate, but there are some very high quality milk chocolate bars (and some of those are made by companies with stronger sustainability and fair labor policies). The good milk chocolate bars I've seen start at around 33%.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 22,268 Member Member Posts: 22,268 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Not really a "food" per se, but a highly underrated food COMBO is lemon + dark chocolate.

    https://www.theochocolate.com/product/lemon/

    I put "Theo Lemon Chocolate" into Prime Now and they offered me hummus instead :lol:
  • GrizzledSquirrelGrizzledSquirrel Member Posts: 72 Member Member Posts: 72 Member
    Skate - why is it so hard to get? - It is the best fish EVER!!!
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,950 Member Member Posts: 1,950 Member
    Skate - why is it so hard to get? - It is the best fish EVER!!!

    I worked on a commercial fishing boat back in the early 80s. We dredged the bottom of ocean for scallops. Everytime we pulled up the nets, there would be skate galore ... Nasty creatures and their tails are razor sharp. dumped them right back in the ocean and kept the valuable scallops.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,654 Member Member Posts: 5,654 Member
    Skate - why is it so hard to get? - It is the best fish EVER!!!

    Not sure I'd say best ever, but it's so easy and fast and delicious to cook it in brown butter and add a little vinegar. I also find it sad that it's generally harder to find--I have to go to a fish market to do so reliably.

    Good "underrated" choice.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,254 Member Member Posts: 5,254 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Skate - why is it so hard to get? - It is the best fish EVER!!!

    Not sure I'd say best ever, but it's so easy and fast and delicious to cook it in brown butter and add a little vinegar. I also find it sad that it's generally harder to find--I have to go to a fish market to do so reliably.

    Good "underrated" choice.

    And so easy to fillet, too.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Member Posts: 4,447 Member Member Posts: 4,447 Member
    beets
    turkey bacon club sandwiches
    blackberries
    olives
    ethnic foods
    exotic teas
    french dips (shredded hot prime beef on french bread, dipped in a warm au jus sauce)
    lamb
    gyros
    cooked corned beef and corn beef w/pastrimi sandwiches
    loaded baked potatoes
    plain cheesecake w/fresh berries

  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    lentils, split peas, and all types of beans. So many of my friends have never tried these or hate them. They're huge staples in my house.

    Super random, but what are the super big beans? My grandma makes this AMAZING bean, brown sugar, onion dish in the Crock pot every Christmas and the really big beans are my favorite.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,136 Member Member Posts: 4,136 Member
    beets
    turkey bacon club sandwiches
    blackberries
    olives
    ethnic foods
    exotic teas
    french dips (shredded hot prime beef on french bread, dipped in a warm au jus sauce)
    lamb
    gyros
    cooked corned beef and corn beef w/pastrimi sandwiches
    loaded baked potatoes
    plain cheesecake w/fresh berries

    Yes to everything minus beets and tea. Underrated? Yes. Do I like them? no
    edited September 2019
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