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mymeowzer Apr 6, 2009 08:41 PM

Hi Guys,

Can anyone recommend a place in LA or The Valley that might have a decent selection of Guittard Coverture Chocolate.

Thanks so much!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: mymeowzer Apr 6, 2009 08:51 PM

    does it have to be Guittard?

    Surfas in Culver City has a huge selection of Callebaut, which i personally think is superior...but chocolate is a funny thing, we all have our preferences/loyalties :)

    ETA: you might also try contacting one of the local places that rents or sells chocolate fountains, as they typically use couverture...

    http://cocoajava.com/cocoa_sub_chocol...

    (come to think of it, the La Jolla location of Whole Foods had a chocolate fountain when i lived there, perhaps one of the newer LA area stores does...?)

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      Cinnamon RE: mymeowzer Apr 6, 2009 10:33 PM

      I don't know about the Coverture part but recently heard folks mention finding Guittard at Trader Joes and Target, of all places. (Wonder about World Market also.) I have not personally looked for it any of those places.

      I looked for a stores link at the Website but didn't find one, however looks like they ship:
      http://www.guittard.com/

      1. typetive RE: mymeowzer Apr 7, 2009 08:14 PM

        I saw the little disks of Guittard couveture at Williams Sonoma over the weekend (Glendale Galleria).

        I have seen them at Cost Plus World Market, but that was around the holidays, I don't know if it's a regular thing for them.

        1. cakewhole RE: mymeowzer Apr 11, 2009 08:52 PM

          Just spotted Guittard couverture disks at the Sur La Table store in Manhattan beach.

          1. Mr Taster RE: mymeowzer Apr 11, 2009 11:36 PM

            I have seen limited selections of Guittard chips at Cost Plus World Market. Also, Nicole's Gourmet Foods in South Pasadena sells several varieties of interesting chocolate couverture. Give them a call.

            Mr Taster

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            Nicole's Gourmet Foods
            921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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              chewbacca RE: mymeowzer Apr 12, 2009 04:50 PM

              There was a thread on the general board here on Chow recently on the topic of what Trader Joe's brands really were "rebranded", and they said the TJ "Belgian Chocolate" is Guittard. Sometimes it is stamped on the block....

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                AAQjr RE: chewbacca Apr 12, 2009 08:27 PM

                Really? Guittard is based out of San Fran.. What is Belgian about that??? I always assumed it was re branded Callebaut, since they are Belgian and have a large footprint in the USA.

                Personally I much prefer Guittard, they have some really nice single origin chocolates

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