So I picked one of my favorite non-purist chocolates, Selskaps Sjokolade from Freia, Norway. This is considered a cooking chocolate, but since it is only 42%, it does not fall into that category for my taste.
For those of you who can read Norwegian, here is a great dessert recipe using Selskaps Sjokolade.
Now about the taste: As I stated, this really isn't a purist's chocolate due to the extra ingredients like vanillin. I have to say, it is one of my enduring favorites. Not too sweet, but sweet enough, and a very nice meaty finish. The flavor lingers more than most chocolates, and the finish is smooth and creamy.
Although slightly grainy, this bar has a really nice snap to it and a wonderful slow melt. It definitely hits my 80 plus percentile for a very enjoyable. non-pretentious bar.