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Nov 21, 2006 05:25 PM

Kosher Chocolate

I am from England and am desperately searching for a good chocolate bar thats kosher and american made. Hersheys is gross and I don't like nestle either- any ideas of local small-scale chocolate thats really good??

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  1. There are dozens of options. Scharffen Berger is one of the best.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      I agree with DeisCane too. We usually like dark chocolate but on a whim got a bunch of 41% milk + cocoa nibs and I almost fell down when I tasted it. So so so good.

    2. I agree with DeisCane. Scharffen Berger is definitely the best and the cost of the chocolate can be justified by the taste and quality. They just had a wonderful cookbook published which has my chocolate chunk challah recipe using their chocolate. The book describes everything you always wanted to know about chocolate, and even things you didn't know that you wanted to know.
      An additional plus is that with the exception of the milk chocolate, the rest is all parve. That's difficult to find, especially with a good quality chocolate.

      1. I'll add to the praise for Scharffen Berger. You can get it at places like Selfridges, or go straight to the UK importers if you're buying in bulk

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        1. re: Silverbrow

          I don't think the person who posted this question said she is in England, she said "from England." Judging by the brands mentioned, she's here. I also love Scharffen Berger. Ghirardelli is also good for eating. When I'm baking, I often use a blend of chocolates -- Callebaut, Ghirardelli and Scharffen Berger. I don't use the Ghirardelli alone because it has a distinctive taste and I don't want my baked goods to taste like a particular brand. Scharffen Berger has a rich, almost fruity taste, I think. Callebaut is great but pretty expensive, as is Scharffen Berger.

        2. Since Ghirardelli is pretty mass market--ie available in most "normal" markets, that's a very good recommendation.

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          1. re: DeisCane

            hi- yup i am in the States, soon to be in atlanat, and just missing my british goods i guess! hopefully these will be good alternativs- thanks!