I am such a ridiculous chocolate snob that the high end ones you listed I consider mid-range at best
. Chocosphere is the place I go for my crazy ridiculous chocolates. I like Theo quite a bit, and Bochner, and a whole lot of obscure chocolate. I find a lot of new offerings at my local food co-op. On sale.
Godiva is overpriced and not great chocolate to me. I do like their hazelnut ones though.
That said, I WILL do stuff like Milka or Lindt now and again. I absolutely will not do Palmer's because it basically says "chocolatey" flavour or some BS like that... and it tastes funky as hell.
I DO LOVE Fannie May as was mentioned upthread!! Trinidads! I remember eating those as a kid. The shops had an ice cream version on a stick that was PHENOMENAL! I was IN LOVE with Fannie May and to discover they do not have the shops in Iowa (at least near me AT ALL) is a real bummer. I drove to Chicago for an SO's family Christmas one year and late at night in a party store (err...convenience store for those of you NOT from Detroit, lol) I discovered the BIG Trinidad candies! Not the little truffles but the huge old patties. I bought three huge boxes and was stocked for, oh, a month...haha. Wish the site sold those instead of just the truffles.
My mum introduced me to good chocolate as a kid and just kept moving on up. We used to be fans of Dagoba for awhile until they changed ownership or somesuch nonsense and they don't taste quite the same. Chocolove is decent.
Yep, verified snob but I will eat mid-range stuff and depending on the situation (alcohol being involved, etc) I will even eat lowbrow crap. Equal opportunity I guess, at times.