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The definition of "dark chocolate" is semi-sweet and bittersweet. The term has been misused often,

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Posted to Thread #22790 at 12:04 am on Sep 4, 2012

ie, as if dark and semi-sweet or dark and bittersweet were 2 different types of chocolate. The term "dark" chocolate is the category - the semi-sweet and bittersweet are the only two included in that category. (although, there is a "German Sweet Dark Chocolate" by Baker's, which is much sweeter than the semi-sweet, but as far as I know, it's rarely used by serious bakers). The differences, of course, lie in the various cacao percentages of the semi-sweet and bittersweet.

A balanced diet is equal parts of milk and dark chocolate.

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