Top 10 Best Dark Chocolates for Baking 2023

Dark chocolates are used fairly often in baking recipes. The end product is whether or not it tastes good enough to share with your loved ones. Dark chocolates are known to be bitter and that is all it takes for the public to turn away from them. To bring out the richness of dark chocolates, you will need to choose the right one. So, here are the top 10 dark chocolates that are perfect for baking that can be found in Malaysia!

1. Callebaut Finest Belgian Chocolate Dark 811

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The cocoa level of the chocolate is perfect for baking criteria as the flavours are mellow and not too bitter. The quality and mildness of this chocolate is perfect for baking and eating on its own. I tend to have a handful of callets whenever I cook. The callets melt beautifully and tempers very easily. Fuss-free and effortlessly delicious to boot.

Specification: 54.5% Min. Cocoa Solid | 37% Total Fat

Size Available: 2.5kg, 1kg & 400g

2. Lindt Swiss Bittersweet Dark Chocolate

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These dark chocolate bars are easy to cut into when baking and can last for a while. It balances out the flavours between bitter and sweetness. Smooth, creamy and highly addictive. This is the way dark chocolate is supposed to taste!

Specification: 49% Cocoa | 42% Total Fat

Size Available: 100g

3. Cadbury Old Gold Dark Chocolate Bar 

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Cadbury Old Gold Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa is made using 70% cocoa. Rich dark chocolate pieces with a notably deep, roasted cocoa taste. Every taste is bold. It can be used to make sinfully beautiful delicacies that will leave you wanting more.

Specification: 70% Min. Cocoa | 14% Total Fat

Size Available: 180g

4. Beryls Extra Dark Coin 75%

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Who says gourmet has to be on the higher side of life? Get your taste of that gourmet lifestyle with Beryl’s Gourmet Extra dark Chocolate in your baked goods today! Smooth and silky texture for that beautiful mouth-watering finishing touch. No wonder this is a fan favourite for bakers.

Specification: 75% Min. Cocoa | 100% Cocoa Butter | Extra Dark Premium Baking Coins

Size Available: 350g

5. Van Houten 53.9% Dark Chocolate

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Rich in their aroma and their strong bitter taste, this dark chocolate will surely leave an impression on your taste buds. This product is known to melt easily so do store it in a cool and dry storage area to prevent that from happening.

Specification: Halal | 53.9% Min. Cocoa Solids | 35.8% Total Fat

Size Available: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 1.5kg

6. LeBourne Dark Chocolate Bar Baking Chocolate

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This semi-sweet dark chocolate bar is perfect for those who prefer a hint of sweetness in their dark chocolate. Made from simply the best cacao for their customers, LeBourne promises to leave a good impression on your day when you indulge in their delectable ways.

Specification: Vegetarian-safe | 51.4% Min. Cocoa

Size Available: 1kg


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Smooth, semi-sweet dark chocolate bar. This dark chocolate will win your heart with its rich taste and affordable price! Suitable to indulge the chocolates as your daily snack, or use it on a cake or two, whatever you choose, it will taste wonderful anyway.

Specification: Halal | 34% Min. Cocoa

Size Available: 45g

8. HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

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Who says we only get kisses on special days? Get a kiss for each bite in your baked goods and fall in love with these special dark chocolate chips. The taste is decadent and would not overpower your palette. Try your luck at love with Hershey’s dark chocolate baking chips today!

Specification: Gluten-free | Kosher | 100% Min. Cocoa | 6% Total Fat 

Size Available: 340g

9. Noshu 98% Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Baking Chip

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Gluten-free and free of artificial sweeteners, Noshu packs a punch with its take on dark chocolate chips for baking. Exquisite taste for an exquisite soul.

Melts gorgeously on the stove and oven and is ready for use whenever and wherever!

Specification: 97% Min. Cocoa | 78% Total Fat | Sugar-free

Size Available: 150g

10. Cadbury Baking Dark Chocolate Melt

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Let us take a train down memory lane with Cadbury. Most of us grew up with this brand as it has a distinct and familiar taste. Cadbury Baking Dark Chocolate Melt allows us to relive our fond childhood memories and bring us back to our happy place. Cadbury stays on the affordable and convenient side of our lives and is one of the top products for Malaysians alike.

Specification: 43% Min. Cocoa | 29.7% Total Fat

Size Available: 225g

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected]. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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