Over the last decade, dozens of new artisan chocolate makers have introduced hundreds of chocolate bars. You might think that most of those chocolates would not be very good. However, not only are these chocolate bars usually good, but a surprising number are great.
The rating threshold for our Best Chocolates Overall page was set at 7.0, which is the point at which we consider a chocolate excellent. With an increasing number of great chocolate bars being made, the list has become too long for a "Best" page, so we're raising that threshold to 8.0.
We still believe that chocolate bars rated 7.0 and higher are excellent, but we'll only be including those with ratings 8.0 or higher as Best Chocolates Overall.