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Coloured chipits for cookies - where to buy

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peppermint pate May 1, 2009 11:31 AM

I promised my little guys I'd bake them some rainbow coloured chocolate chip cookies like the Little Chippers they love from All the Best. I know I can use little m&m's or smarties but any idea where I can buy little candy-coated, multi-coloured chocolate chips? I was at a Loblaws superstore yesterday and they didn't have any. Is this more of a bulk food item? Thanks.

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    pengcast RE: peppermint pate May 1, 2009 12:09 PM

    Superstore has two kinds with slightly different colour mixes. For some reason my son likes the pastel chips better than the bright colour mix. I think they all taste the same.

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      peppermint pate RE: pengcast May 1, 2009 12:41 PM

      Thank you! Now what/where is Superstore?

    2. sweetie RE: peppermint pate May 1, 2009 01:09 PM

      I believe pengcast is refering to Real Canadian Superstore ( there are various locations around town). I have also seen the candy coated chips at the Bulk Barn and Loblaws.

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        pearlD RE: sweetie May 1, 2009 03:30 PM

        Perhaps available at JOHNVINCE on Steeprock...I would call them first unless you live in the North end of Toronto and it's easy for you to get there...there's also a JOHNVINCE on St. Clair West (beside the LCBO) just East of Oakwood...not nearly as big a store but you could also call them if you live more central............

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          OTFOODIE RE: sweetie May 3, 2009 09:30 AM

          Honestly, anything in the Loblaw group of stores (Loblaw, Fortinos, Superstore, No Frills, ValuMart) can be so hit and miss. They've got enormous supply-chain issues. Lately, I've been walking out with between 1/4 and 1/2 of my admittedly eclectic shopping list unfilled, either because it was out of stock (often with a little green tag confirming the fact) or they don't apparently even carry the item since there is no shelf tag for it. I really don't understand the enormous acreage in these stores if they aren't going to have the selection.

          Back to the original topic, I know I've seen them when shopping i n several places, and I'm quite sure they've been in Bulk Barn.

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          cheesymama RE: peppermint pate May 2, 2009 05:00 AM

          I'm pretty sure I've seen them at the Bulk Barn. Domino's in the basement of SLM has small candy coated hershey kisses. They are bigger than what All the Best uses, but I think they would be better in a cookie, I think kids only like that cookie because of the colours.

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            restaurantarian RE: peppermint pate May 2, 2009 03:16 PM

            All The Best Breads has the actual chips that they use in the little chippers in little bags (overpriced -- but that's what you do for love) somewhere in the trailer, I mean, store.

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              peppermint pate RE: restaurantarian May 2, 2009 03:22 PM

              Get out of here!! I never even thought to look (plus I thought they had discontinued most of their candy stuff in the trailer). Yes, extra $ for love...and convenience...something to be said for both. Thanks for this and the other recommendations guys - much appreciated!

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                cheesymama RE: peppermint pate May 2, 2009 07:58 PM

                Just spent the evening with a couple of friends who work there and they no longer sell the chips.

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