Queen Elizabeth II might be the most dignified royal but there is one thing that she has in common with the majority of the world’s population – her love of chocolate. However, understandably, the monarch’s palate is a bit picky; here are some of her most and least favorite chocolatey treats.

Queen Elizabeth’s former royal chef Darren McGrady claims that Her Majesty generally has a bias for anything that has chocolate as an ingredient. “She is absolutely a chocoholic,” McGrady said, according to Express. “Anything we put on the menu that had chocolate on, she would choose, especially chocolate perfection pie.”

But, of course, she has her preferences as well. When it comes to a chocolate candy bar, Queen Elizabeth II prefers those that are a bit bitter-tasting. “She likes chocolate, but only dark chocolate,” the former chef said.

This also means that some chocolate bars are not to her liking probably because they’re too sweet-tasting for her taste or the chocolate flavor in them has been diluted by other ingredients. “She’s not a big fan of milk or white chocolate,” McGrady added.

Apparently, not just any dark chocolate is acceptable for Queen Elizabeth’s standards. According to Reader’s Digest, she actually prefers her bars to have 60 percent cacao or higher. This means that the Hershey’s Special Dark bar, which only has 45 percent cacao, might not make the cut.

Thankfully, there are other bars that are bitter enough to suit the Queen’s taste. One of these is Bendicks Bittermints, which is understandable since they are 95 percent cacao dark chocolate fondant.

“That’s her favorite for snacking,” the former royal chef added. Not surprisingly, Bendicks earned a Royal Warrant in 1962.

Queen Elizabeth’s preference for dark chocolate might have had a hand in keeping the monarch's health. The treat may reduce the risk of heart disease, improve circulation, reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol, improve brain function and is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, according to HealthLine.

Aside from dark chocolates, Queen Elizabeth is also fond of one type of chocolate dessert. “Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it's all gone,” McGrady said, according to Insider.

However, Queen Elizabeth doesn’t want to finish the entire cake in one go. “She'll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake,” the former royal chef revealed.

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth II at Sandringham. Iain Cameron/Flickr