As it goes with most French chocolate makers, Francois Pralus walks the line between dark roast and burned cacao. Imagine barbequed cacao. This season, Pralus’ Djakarta, Equateur and Cuba are a revelation. We never know which bars will shine, but each year we know that several of his bars will be among our absolute favorite. Pralus offers a huge array of 75% dark bars with both rare and common origins. Weighing in at 100 grams, Pralus bars are one hell of a deal in the fine chocolate world. They also have dozens of options for attractively packaged gift and amenity items.