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Where can I find Callebaut *unsweetened* baking choc in Camb/Somerville/downtown?

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bella_sarda Mar 6, 2008 01:26 PM

Does Whole Foods carry it? Savenor's? thanks.

  1. itaunas Mar 6, 2008 01:45 PM

    For Callebaut in general I have used Whole Foods and Formaggio as a backup, but at least at the former haven't seen the unsweetened and Formaggio is worth a call. Marty's is a better priced source and I would suggest calling to see if they carry it. Dairy Fresh you could also try. In the past I ordered a bunch in bulk from a online source that happened to be in Mansfield and they definitely had it, but not certain if they went out of business or are now World Wide Chocolate in Stratford. (If someone knows who that wholesaler/online site was and if they are still around, I would be interested.)

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      patiofixture Mar 7, 2008 06:35 AM

      I have bought Callebaut unsweetened baking chocolate at Formaggio before - but the last time was a while ago. Never seen it anywhere else.

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        pastrytroll Mar 9, 2008 06:50 PM

        If you want to buy 11 lbs at a time, Gourmail.com based in Worcester has a selection of chocolates and incredibly low shipping costs. There is a $60 minimum order, so unless you're a pro it's good to order with a friend.

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          bella_sarda Mar 10, 2008 08:15 AM

          Eleven pounds is a bit much and I know no one else who'd want to split it with me. At Whole Foods yesterday, I did find the blocks of Callebaut, but the unsweetened stuff had a sell-by date on it of Jan 27 '08, and generally looked old, so I passed and went for the Scharffen Berger in the package, which was $8.49 for 9.7 ounces (which was expensive but *did* represent a $1 discount off the regular price). I guess they don't have very high turnover on the Callebaut unsweetened, so be sure to check the sell-by date.

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            Science Chick Mar 10, 2008 09:32 AM

            I routinely use the Scharffenberger and get excellent results!

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        heypielady Mar 7, 2008 06:15 AM

        I've definitely bought unsweetened Callebaut at WF (River St. location in Cambridge) next to the cheese counter. It was in the fall. I bought it by accident since it was sitting right next to the bittersweet. But I made a delicious chocolate cake with it so it worked out.

        But I digress. Call before you go to make sure they still have it.

        1. TheTrout Mar 7, 2008 06:24 AM

          If you can venture as far as Newton, Marty's Liquors & Gourmet Foods on Washington Street has it. They carry quite a few different types of chocolate for baking & cooking.

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            TheTrout Mar 10, 2008 11:22 AM

            Most recent price we paid at Marty's for the Callebaut unsweetened choco was $4.49/lb.

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              Science Chick Mar 10, 2008 11:41 AM

              WOW..way less than the Scharffenberger......I will have to try......THANKS1

          2. Dr.Jimbob Mar 7, 2008 01:59 PM

            The Whole Foods branches in Fresh Pond, in Cambridgeport and in Beacon Hill have all carried Callebaut unsweetened chocolate in the bar fragments (100% cocoa solids, definitely not for nibbling!). However, they also carry 60% and 70% bars as well, so you'll need to inspect the packaging carefully. I'm pretty sure each of the last few times that I've looked I've seen it at these various shops, though you can always call ahead to make sure that they are stocking it. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/store... has a list of the branch phone numbers. Good luck!

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              bella_sarda Mar 8, 2008 02:50 PM

              Thanks, folks. I'm hitting the WF River St. tomorrow.

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              Velda Mae Mar 10, 2008 09:17 AM

              Conventional wisdom says that Trader Joe's brand chocolate is actually Callebaut, and Alice Medrich confirmed the idea when I heard her speak here last fall,

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                Science Chick Mar 10, 2008 09:31 AM

                But do they have the unsweetened?

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                  Velda Mae Mar 10, 2008 12:36 PM

                  Yes, I got a bar of Belgian unsweetened baking chocolate at Trader Joe's last week.

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                    bella_sarda Mar 10, 2008 04:30 PM

                    Now that is a great insider tip. Hopefully they don't have the low-turnover problem that WF does.

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                ouzomeze42 Mar 14, 2008 03:38 AM

                Christina's in inman

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                  IrishMojito Jul 5, 2008 09:14 PM

                  Dairy Fresh Candies, 57 Salem St, Boston, MA (North End)

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                    AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 6, 2008 04:51 AM

                    Did Dairy Fresh reopen? Last I heard it was closed for renovations with some questions as to whether it would reopen.

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                      BostonZest Jul 6, 2008 08:13 PM

                      No, Dairy Fresh is gone. When we were at Neptune this week we saw the for lease sign in the window. The end to another chapter in good food resources.

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