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Bulk Chocolate?

metalchic Nov 19, 2007 03:47 AM

I'm planning on making over 60 gourmet caramel apples for co-workers this year on XMAS. But I cannot find any quality bulk chocolate (dark and white). I'm also looking for good bulk caramel. Don't really want to use any commerical brands (Werthers, Hershey's, etc.). Anyone know where I can find some in the Los Angeles area? Thanks

  1. fayehess Nov 21, 2007 08:06 AM

    Try Trader Joe's. fayefood.com

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      Burger Boy Nov 19, 2007 10:17 AM

      There is a place in North Hollywood, The Candy Factory 818-766-8220

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        Kitchen Queen Nov 19, 2007 09:07 PM

        I have been to The Candy Factory countless times. They will have all you want and then some. Just note that in the past the only caramel was sold as a 5lb log. I also found the white chocolate needs vegetable chips to thin out so, make sure you get a bag of those too. KQ

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          Diana Nov 20, 2007 07:23 AM

          I've never been in, but now I shall go!

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          Debbie W Nov 20, 2007 05:00 PM

          Do they have the higher end chocolates like Callebaut?

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            Diana Nov 21, 2007 07:58 AM

            Dunno about candy factory, but Surfas does.

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          Oh Robin Nov 19, 2007 09:13 AM

          This is probably way out of your way but Calico Cake Shop sells Guittard in one pound bags... dark, milk, white and several colors. A great little place and cheap too.

          Calico Cake Shop
          7321 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA

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            Diana Nov 19, 2007 08:22 AM

            Third sufas

            https://www.surfasonline.com/catalog/... type in "caramel"

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              glutton Nov 19, 2007 09:06 AM

              And if you go into the store, you'll find bags of "broken chocolate bars" from Dagoba and some of the other chocolate makers. Essentially, these are the "factory seconds" or the "ugly, but tasty" products that come at a discount. If you're just melting down chocolate, they're fine.

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              Burger Boy Nov 19, 2007 04:45 AM


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                Burger Boy Nov 19, 2007 06:41 AM

                If you know anyone with a account at Jetro on Jefferson, they have great prices on Callebaut Chocolate and they might have caramel. Surfas for sure has what u want.

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