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chocolate on Oahu?

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Joebob Feb 14, 2008 09:49 AM

Where is the best place, both in terms of selection and price, to buy chocolate to cook with? Opinions please.

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    runsyi Feb 14, 2008 05:18 PM

    I haven't compared prices but R. Field's has a nice selection and Umeke Market has a lot of dark/raw chocolate.

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      Yoshio Feb 14, 2008 08:38 PM

      You can also check the restaurant supply house Y. Hata on Sand Island Rd. The only problem is that while the selection can be exquisite (primarily European), it's not exactly reliable and you never know exactly what you'll find.

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        Joebob Feb 18, 2008 12:54 PM

        I went to Hata's website. Are they wholesale only, or can ordinary mortals shop there?

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          Yoshio Feb 18, 2008 01:25 PM

          Anyone can walk in and shop. Like I said, it's hit or miss on what might be there, but I rely on them for gourmet cheeses, refrigerated restaurant-quality beef & veal stocks (don't have time or enough money to pay the power bill to cook/roast bones for hours unfortunately), pasta and European butters salted and unsalted. I always find something different on each visit.

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            manomin Feb 18, 2008 04:10 PM

            Their sister store Hans Weiler has lots of baking supplies

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              Joebob Feb 18, 2008 04:57 PM

              VERRRYY INTERESTING! Thanks you guys. I salute the power of our collective consciousness every time I get a response like this.

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                manomin Feb 18, 2008 05:51 PM

                Tamura's on Waialae has lots of chocolate.

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