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where to buy gourmet bulk chocolate

Rory Oct 13, 2007 12:55 PM

Hounds I used to live in Europe & buy directly from a Callebaut supplier;
where in the U.S. can I get the best bult prices for gourmet chocolate? Callebaut, El Rey etc...

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    chocolateman RE: Rory Oct 13, 2007 01:03 PM

    In New York, Wholefoods have decent prices for Callebaut. But in the end it depends on what you plan on using the chocolate for. I've bought from http://www.gourmail.com/price.htm however they sell 6040 Callebaut which isn't suitable for enrobing or molding (too thick).

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      Rory RE: chocolateman Oct 13, 2007 02:03 PM

      Brilliant link chocolate man;
      I had a greenmarket stall & would sell baked goods. I intend to restart my small business here in the U.S.
      So I need a supplier of top chocolate at the keenest price. I don't enrobe or mold. So any other suppliers like Primarque is just what I need.
      you knowledgable Hounds are the best,
      many thanks ,

      1. re: chocolateman
        Seasoned Warrior RE: chocolateman Oct 14, 2007 09:26 AM

        Depends on how ou define Gourmet. Frankly I think the word is horribly abused. As far as the best bulk chocolate I would contact the Ghirardelli factory in Hayward, CA, and you can specify various parameters like cacao or cocoa butter content. I find that their chocolate is as good as it gets and you can take it gourmet from there. :)

      2. coney with everything RE: Rory Oct 13, 2007 02:46 PM

        Cost Plus market sells big chunks of Callebaut, you might also find at Trader Joes if I remember.

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