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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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    Kelli2006 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 Apr 12, 2010 03:25 AM

      Ghirardelli, no contest.

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      sunni m. 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.

      1. mcf 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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          MysticYoYo Mar 12, 2010 12:54 PM

          Ghirardelli

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            sam21479 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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              ziggylu 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 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 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 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 Mar 12, 2010 03:58 PM

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

                3. buttertart Mar 12, 2010 11:09 AM

                  The Trader Joe's ones are very good.

                  1. ladyberd 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).

                    Cheers,
                    Ladyberd
                    http://ladyberds-kitchen.blogspot.com

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                      JerryMe Mar 12, 2010 10:51 AM

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

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                        jeanmarieok Mar 12, 2010 11:31 AM

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

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                          mamaciita Mar 12, 2010 12:20 PM

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

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                          Foodie in Friedberg 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. Ruth Lafler 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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                            visciole Mar 12, 2010 10:36 AM

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

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