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What's your favorite brand of chocolate chips?

visciole Mar 12, 2010 10:24 AM

Preferably something readily available, though I would go out of my way for some really good ones.

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 10:32 AM

    When you ask for "readily available" it helps to know where you're located. For example, I like See's Chocolate chips, but looking at your other postings it seems like you might not be in a See's retail area.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler
      visciole RE: Ruth Lafler Mar 12, 2010 10:36 AM

      True, I live on the east coast of the U.S.

    2. ladyberd RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 10:48 AM

      I like Ghirardelli - I've always had good rsults when using them and I can find them in most grocery stores in my area (from NJ).


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      1. re: ladyberd
        JerryMe RE: ladyberd Mar 12, 2010 10:51 AM

        I like Ghirardelli's also. I do use Nestle's butterscotch chips, tho.

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          jeanmarieok RE: ladyberd Mar 12, 2010 11:31 AM

          Third for Ghiradelli. And Sam's has the big bag cheap.

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            mamaciita RE: jeanmarieok Mar 12, 2010 12:20 PM

            I'm with you on Ghirardelli from Sam's!

          2. re: ladyberd
            Foodie in Friedberg RE: ladyberd Mar 12, 2010 01:29 PM

            Ghiradelli (we snack on the 60% ones, which are bigger than traditional chocolate chips, including the semi-sweet chip by Ghiradelli). You can often find them at Christmas Tree stores (we don't belong to Sam's Club).

          3. buttertart RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 11:09 AM

            The Trader Joe's ones are very good.

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              ziggylu RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 11:15 AM

              I order the Callebaut from King Arthur. Need to do so actually before the heat kicks in here in AZ and I can't get them shipped. Would love to find a local source.

              See's makes chocolate chips? I had no idea. Do you get these at their retail stores?

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                Ruth Lafler RE: ziggylu Mar 12, 2010 12:59 PM

                Yes, the stores should have them, although sometimes they have them behind the counter and not out on the shelf. They're big chips -- thumbnail sized -- and come a in a one-pound bag. I assume that like the other chocolate See's uses that it's made by Guittard. Guittard makes its own chips, btw, which are also very good.

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                  ziggylu RE: Ruth Lafler Mar 12, 2010 01:22 PM

                  Thanks! I had no idea they had these after 40 years of eating See's! My supply of butterscotch and caramel pops is just about gone...will have to pick up some chips when I go by next week to get more pops.

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                  Caitlin McGrath RE: ziggylu Mar 12, 2010 02:56 PM

                  Callebaut are very nice if you can find them. When I lived in NYC, I bought them at Buon Italia in Chelsea Market, where they carried white, milk, bittersweet.

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                    mcf RE: Caitlin McGrath Mar 12, 2010 03:58 PM

                    For those in NY, Fairway has them, in various cocoa contents, too, last I checked.

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                  sam21479 RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 12:24 PM

                  My favorite are actually the Nestle's mini-morsels. Nestle's chocolate isn't that great, but I love the size of the chips for cookies

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                    MysticYoYo RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 12:54 PM


                    1. mcf RE: visciole Mar 12, 2010 03:58 PM

                      I like Ghirardelli, but the 72% dark, not the 60%. My supermarket usually has both.

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                        sunni m. RE: visciole Apr 11, 2010 08:29 PM

                        If you live in the West, the Western Family Bittersweet chocolate chips are really great for being store brand, and a good deal price wise, too. I think they compare very favorably to Ghirardelli or any other high end brand.

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                          Kelli2006 RE: visciole Apr 12, 2010 12:15 AM

                          My favorite chips are made by Guittard, but of the commonly available I prefer bittersweet Ghirardelli chips.

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                            anonymouse1935 RE: Kelli2006 Apr 12, 2010 03:25 AM

                            Ghirardelli, no contest.

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