We also tend to love the darker kind, going as far up as 92%, but I find that to be way to bitter for my tastes.
Yes, a totally different culture here. For the most part the focus on food quality is low and you have tasted the results. That's another reason why we eat wild sustainable meats in our house that are handled properly by ourselves. It makes a difference for sure!
Isn't it great how a satire Valentine can stimulate healthy conversation? That is ART my friend...
I'd probably kick the man out, lock the door and refuse to open it until some real chocolate was produced, and extra, as compensation for daring to bring cheap "chocolate" into my house!