I've been trying to cut back on my dark chocolate too, but I keep rationalizing it with a square a day being "heart healthy"
I try to have a square every other day, but if one sneaks in daily, I don't beat myself up about it.
I haven't tried very many kinds yet. The first bar I bought was a Lindt 85%. It was so intense, that 1 square was plenty for me. I've only tried 2 of the endangered species bars. The 72% dark supreme (with the monkey on the wrapper) and the 72% with coco nibs (bat on wrapper). I preferred the 72% plain. I like to let it melt in my mouth, so the smooth texture was better. When we went to Trader Joe's my husband found their Pounder Plus of dark belgian chocolate. I think it is a 72% as well. I seem to like that % the best. But, it's going to take me forever to eat through that thing! It's pretty good, and was super-cheap compared to the endangered species. One square is really thick, so I don't eat more than one of them a day (unless I really
need the dark chocolate therapy!). The mint sounds great. I'll have to give it a try.
I've found that a little bit of natural peanut butter with dark chocolate is too dangerous of a combination for me. My problem has been nuts lately!
That's too cute that your daughter insisted on decorating her own cake. I'm amazed at how independent and stubborn my little girl is. And that the drama started basically from the minute she was born. I'm already terrified of her being a teenager...
Glad to see you're back on track! We're traveling for Memorial Day this year, so it will be a rough long weekend for me. I'm already trying to figure out how I can stay on diet outside of taking over all the cooking (and grocery shopping) at my parent's house. I need to stand on the scale today and see if my nut overload has taken a toll this week...
Have a beachy day!!
Eating beachy since February 2010.