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¿Bulk white chocolate in San Fernando Valley?

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rainey Dec 15, 2008 12:55 PM

I just went to Trader Joe's thinking I could pick up Pound Plus bars of white chocolate. Nuh-uh!!!

Now where can I get 3 or 4 pounds at a reasonable price and without enough individual wrappers to wipe out a forrest? Seriously! I was going to make peppermint bark for my husband's office and I have to do it today or tomorrow!

Thanks in advance! And whatever you're celebrating this time of year, have a happy one! ;>

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    valleyvillagefoodie Dec 15, 2008 02:06 PM

    I don't know any place in the valley, but I just bought white chocolate at Surfa's in Culver City. It was the first time I bought it so I don't know if it was a reasonable price. I think it was about $6-7 per pound. The chocolate was really good!

    http://www.surfasonline.com/

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      rainey Dec 15, 2008 02:40 PM

      Alas! Surfas was the name that occurred to mr too and I didn't want to have to cross LA. ...half because time is precious at the holidays and half because I know the price of the chocolate will be the SMALLEST part of the expense if I walk in there.

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I knew theirs would be good. ;>

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        Burger Boy Dec 15, 2008 04:57 PM

        Surfas is great and has a good selection of brands. Trader Joe's should have their white chocolate chips this time of year.

      2. Debbie W Dec 15, 2008 03:46 PM

        How about Cost Plus?

        You could also try the Fresh and Easy on Sepulveda around Vanowen. Or at least give them a call. I've only been there once but they seemed to have a lot of the same types of things that TJ's has.

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          rainey Dec 15, 2008 04:31 PM

          I may tool on over the Fresh and Easy tonight. I have heard good things about it from European friends who are wowed by how familiar it seems to them.

          Cost Plus is a good thought too but I want 3 or 4 pounds and buying by the bar wouldn't be cost effective or very green given all the extra packaging it would come with.

          Thanks for the tip!

        2. Joe Blowe Dec 15, 2008 04:04 PM

          Smart and Final. For some reason, everyone forgets that they carry bulk quantities of baking goods...

          (Of course, don't take that as some guarantee that they have white chocolate 8-p)

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            rainey Dec 15, 2008 04:34 PM

            Actually, S&F is on my regular rounds and I'm just finishing up a 25# bag of flour that I paid next to nothing for when everyone was bellowing about the rise in the price of flour. Still working on the massive bag of table salt I got when I was on an ice cream jag some time ago. But I don't believe I've ever seen white chocolate there.

            It will be worth checking out tho. Thanks for the thought!

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            paprkutr Dec 15, 2008 05:45 PM

            You might try the Chocolate Factory on the corner of Whitsett and Magnolia? They have all quanties in discs.

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              rainey Dec 15, 2008 06:47 PM

              Thanks but I'm guessing what they have is those "confectionary" thingies.

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                Burger Boy Dec 16, 2008 05:17 AM

                I think it is the Candy Factory, try calling them.

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                Candy Factory
                12508 Magnolia Blvd North, Hollywood, CA

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                  rainey Dec 16, 2008 05:57 AM

                  Thanks. I used to live in NoHollywood and the corner kittycorner to that is where my kids' carpool used to assemble. ;>

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