Bittersweet, semisweet, milk — we know all these types of chocolate, but sometimes our recipes call for something even purer: unsweetened chocolate. One of our editors, Christine, just got to taste Guittard's unsweetened chocolate, and here's what she had to say about it.
If chocolate is the dominant ingredient in your dessert, buying a good-quality one is really important because that's the main flavor you're tasting. This is especially important when you're using unsweetened (also called baking) chocolate because it's intense and pure.
I always thought unsweetened chocolate was something I could never eat straight-up until I tried Guittard's version. Their unsweetened chocolate is really balanced, doesn't make your mouth pucker up (like cheaper versions), and is actually edible on its own! The chocolate flavor will really come through in whatever you're making and it's a great option for those who don't want any sugar in their chocolate.