Lead and Cadmium in popular Chocolate


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The products with the most lead present were Hershey's Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate, Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate 88% Cocoa, Hu Organic Simple Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao, and Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate 72% Cacao.

On the flip side, some of the safest chocolates tested included Mast Organic Dark Chocolate 80% Cocoa, Taza Chocolate Organic Deliciously Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao, Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate 86% Cacao, and Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Twilight Delight 72% Cacao.

Before I read your post, I'd texted my sister and told her I would make the peanut butter blossoms, but I also wanted to make an almond butter version with dark chocolate kiss. But I didn't want to use Hershey chocolate. I went online and order 300 Wilbur buds (half milk/half dark) to use for the cookies.

THEN I read this link and Hershey dark was one of the high lead products. Happily the universe was looking out for me.