As of August 2015, good brands of dark chocolate include Michel Cluizel, Valrhona and Chocovic. The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping and the LA Times have online reviews that compare dark chocolate bars. All the winners contain at least 71 percent cacao.
Taste testers at the Huffington Post put Michel Cluizel's Noir de Cacao at the top. Reviewers like the texture and the aftertaste. Good Housekeeping selects Valrhona Guanaja 70 percent as the best dark chocolate. Raters find it bitter but enjoyable.
The LA Times lists Michel Cluizel and Valrhona in first and second place, respectively. Chocovic Unique Origin Ocumare comes in third. It has undertones of tobacco, coffee and nuts