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Snickers bars, two for 42bht at Tesco.

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22 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

I bought this earlier today, 139 baht, nice. HISO Chocolate snobs won't like it though

 

When it comes to chocolate, there's issues of taste, and then there's issues of health, which are entirely separate.

 

The sugary chocolate tastes great for those with a sweet tooth, but isn't very good for you in many ways.

 

On the other hand, the high-cacao chocolates (80-90%) have healthful properties if consumed in moderation.

 

If I remember right, ideally for health, you want the levels of protein and sugar to be about equal, 5g or so per serving....which is what you get with the 80-90% cacao varieties. But those also have a much more bitter taste than the typical store chocolates.

 

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22 hours ago, BigStar said:

Old fat guys who are just wanting to eat chocolate-flavored candy, as we seem mostly to have here, don't care of course.

I'll eat it all!

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On 7/1/2020 at 2:12 PM, tgw said:

The Casino chocolate is probably the best compromise.

Have to agree there, and they do a 70% and 80% cocoa content dark chocolate, sometimes priced at 69 baht for 100 g and many others on special, and just lately they have been discounting the prices on a few chocolate items because they are close to their "sell by" date (or is it best before date?).

 

I do like the Lindt "taste of sea salt" chocolate and also the orange flavoured one, but then again Tops at Central have been doing discounted orange flavoured chocolate bars recently, coming in at about 69 baht.

 

Unfortunately milk chocolate gets my reflux going, whereas dark chocolate doesn't (go figure?) and I can quite happily sit there and eat two large bars of the stuff whilst watching TV at night, which probably explains my 1 1/2 kg increase in weight!!

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17 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Snickers bars, two for 42bht at Tesco.

 

Made in China, unfortunately...

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4 minutes ago, xylophone said:

I do like the Lindt "taste of sea salt" chocolate and also the orange flavoured one, but then again Tops at Central have been doing discounted orange flavoured chocolate bars recently, coming in at about 69 baht.

 

I like the orange flavored 100g bars as well. I don't think I ever tried the Lindt variety, but Tesco has their own brand that tastes quite nice. Unfortunately, both are somewhere under the 70% cacao level, and much less AFAIR.

 

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Tops Waitrose Pepermint Dark Chocolate Crisp

150 gr. 99 ThB.

 

Waitrose Mint Thins | Waitrose & Partners

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:52 PM, asiacurious said:

Chocolate in bulk (also good just for eating, though it's really meant for baking) is available at Schmidt near Phra Khanong BTS in Bangkok (that's their main office) or other locations including Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

Just where in Phra Khanong is this?  I've lived here for 10+ years and never knew it existed (probably a good thing).  

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12 minutes ago, dddave said:

Just where in Phra Khanong is this?  I've lived here for 10+ years and never knew it existed (probably a good thing).  

 

They have a website and map and directions on their website, IIR...

 

It's a short walk from the BTS station toward Rama IV, if memory serves.

 

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On 7/1/2020 at 1:48 AM, evadgib said:

My local tesco had 200g own brand bars (5 types) for around 30baht a fortnight ago whereas normally they're 100g/85 bhat or thereabouts.

HTH

Has anyone ever read how high the sugar content is on chocolate, if you don't care and have a sweet tooth, well, what can I say, noting the cheaper the chocolate, the higher the sugar content usually, no thanks.

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Was in Tesco's Thepprasit Rd this morning and bought a 100 gr of their own brand Orange flavoured dark chocolate for 65 baht, seems a reasonable price. 

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

When it comes to chocolate, there's issues of taste, and then there's issues of health, which are entirely separate.

 

The sugary chocolate tastes great for those with a sweet tooth, but isn't very good for you in many ways.

 

On the other hand, the high-cacao chocolates (80-90%) have healthful properties if consumed in moderation.

 

If I remember right, ideally for health, you want the levels of protein and sugar to be about equal, 5g or so per serving....which is what you get with the 80-90% cacao varieties. But those also have a much more bitter taste than the typical store chocolates.

 

It's probably the same as fatties that have diet coke, it's not going to help. I do loads of exercise, burn loads of calories so eating some junk here and there is ok. I don't really like high cocoa chocolate, it's over rated, but it's a question of taste like everything 

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On 7/1/2020 at 1:34 AM, Bob A Kneale said:

Nonsense.  The difference between baking/cooking chocolate and normal chocolate is not just it's shape and wrapping!

It's shape and wrapping.  Cocoa content is what matters in chocolate bars.  Doesn't matter what shape or packaging it comes in.

 

That said, if you're looking for flavored chocolate (sea salt, orange, mint, caramel) then yes, there is obviously a difference between buying thin foil wrapped bars with added flavors, and bulk chocolate used for baking.  But if you're comparing a good 70% cocoa baking chocolate sold in in 1KG (or 10KG) bars/blocks/coins and 100g of thin foil wrapped bars, you'll find very little difference.

 

I'm not talking about Godiva chocolates or specialized candy (those are obviously very different).  I'm talking the basic Lindt style bars vs a good bulk chocolate.  Which is what, in my experience, Schmidt sells.

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3 hours ago, dddave said:

Just where in Phra Khanong is this?  I've lived here for 10+ years and never knew it existed (probably a good thing).  

Across from where W Market is (opposite side of the street from the BTS train line) is HopeLand Hotel Residence.  Walk through that little driveway and head to the street in back. 

 

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Turn left and it'll be down a bit that road on the left.

 

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https://goo.gl/maps/RUjeswg3MZ8T6oAL6

 

Below you can see the 1Kg bags of chocolate coins (various strengths) the large 5Kg (I think) bars) and bags of various flour premixes.  They also have some bakeware and tools, but there are lots of places (like 66 Kitchen) along Rama IV that are better for that kind of stuff.

 

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13 minutes ago, asiacurious said:

It's shape and wrapping.  Cocoa content is what matters in chocolate bars.  Doesn't matter what shape or packaging it comes in.

 

That said, if you're looking for flavored chocolate (sea salt, orange, mint, caramel) then yes, there is obviously a difference between buying thin foil wrapped bars with added flavors, and bulk chocolate used for baking.  But if you're comparing a good 70% cocoa baking chocolate sold in in 1KG (or 10KG) bars/blocks/coins and 100g of thin foil wrapped bars, you'll find very little difference.

 

I'm not talking about Godiva chocolates or specialized candy (those are obviously very different).  I'm talking the basic Lindt style bars vs a good bulk chocolate.  Which is what, in my experience, Schmidt sells.

 

Nope, you are wrong. A little research would have shown you this. It would have only taken you a few seconds.

 

The main difference is actually the sugar content. There may also be a differing ratio of cocoa butter.

 

 

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