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White Chocolate Melting Disks

SaraASR Nov 22, 2009 05:34 PM

Can anyone suggest where I can buy this IN Boston? I'm making this recipe http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/candy... and the only place I've been able to find the white chocolate disks is at Party Favors in Brookline and AC Moore in Somerville. Is anything closer? I live in Beacon Hill. Thank you!

  1. galleygirl Nov 23, 2009 05:33 AM

    Do you mean the little oval disks with a slightly raised edge, about 3/4"? They carry them at all the Whole Foods, in the cheese departments...

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    1. re: galleygirl
      lbfoody Nov 24, 2009 10:45 AM

      Read the ingredients on the Wilton discs at the party stores- they are not white chocolate. You're best bet is the call Whole Foods and see if they carry the Valrhona discs (technically called feves) or chopping down a block.

      1. re: lbfoody
        galleygirl Nov 24, 2009 10:53 AM

        I believe they're the Valrhona or Callebaut feves at Whole Foods....

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      pastrytroll Nov 23, 2009 04:42 AM

      It sounds like you've found the type of places that carry this sort of stuff. Michael's, AC Moore - can't imagine there's a Michael's in Beacon HIll or Back Bay!

      On the other hand:
      Lindt white chocolate bars melt well, can be bought in many food shops, even DeMoula's and are made with actual food ingredients like cocoa butter!

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      1. re: pastrytroll
        SaraASR Nov 23, 2009 05:05 AM

        Not sure what you mean by "actual food ingredients" but moving on- can I substitute regular white chocolate bars for white chocolate melting disks in this recipe?

        1. re: SaraASR
          skippy66 Nov 23, 2009 05:23 AM

          Yes, you can. I posted an earlier reply to that effect this morning and it seems to have disappeared. White chocolate discs are just a different form of white chocolate. Sometimes they have stabilizers and artificial ingredients in them. I think you're better off buying some sort of bulk white chocolate and melting that. And, you can find white chocolate bars, chunks, etc. almost anywhere–Lindt, Ghiardelli, Callebeaut, to name a few brands. Try you're local market or even Polcari's or Salumeria Italiano in the North End.

          1. re: skippy66
            SaraASR Nov 23, 2009 05:41 AM

            Thank you Skippy! I'd much rather use a higher quality chocolate... just wasn't sure if it would "work" with the recipe. Your advice is much appreciated and you just saved me two long T rides!

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