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Jan 20, 2009 03:27 PM

OK, I'm done with my fruitless scavenger hunt-- seeking Guittard choc-au-lait chips?

Has anyone seen the Guittard's white chocolate baking chips (called "choc-au-lait" because by FDA criteria they cannot be called "white chocolate") for sale anywhere in Los Angeles?

I've seen the brand in Ralphs supermarkets and Cost Plus, but I've seen everything from regular chocolate to butterscotch to their unearthly green mint chips.... no white.

Help, hounds!

Mr Taster

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  1. Don't know about local, but I think they have them here: .

      1. re: Hailyn

        Great-- thank you so much!

        Mr Taster

      2. You might ask CP if they'll order them...

        Other places to try might be Surfas, Bristol Farms, Smart'n'Final, and World Market....

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        1. re: Emme

          Cost Plus says they will not order. Surfas does not carry that brand. Did not see them at Gelson's.... haven't checked Bristol Farms or Smart & Final. But a call to Nicole's confirmed that they do indeed sell them both in bulk and in retail packages.

          Incidentally, I called the company directly and they were unable to tell me of anyone in LA who stocks them aside from Garvey Nut & Candy, and they only sell them in 50lb bags.

          Mr Taster

          1. re: Mr Taster

            Have you tried calling Sur La Table? It may be closer to you than Nicole?

            1. re: bad nono

              Actually I spent all day searching for these chips.... the reason I came to consult with you chowhounds was because it was such an exhausting and fruitless endeavor that I was hoping someone would just know where to go.

              As per the title of this post, I'm done searching. Thanks Hailyn!! :)

              Mr Taster

        2. Searched for the same at Trader Joes & Whole Foods a while back, to no avail. Settled on Ghiradelli white chips @ Ralphs.

          1. If you have anykind of business license and you dont mind buying in bulk I know that the Restaurant Depot has a wide variety of Guittard Chocolates. It is definitely worth checking out especially since they don't charge membership!