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Where to buy 70% or more hot chocolate mix

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Veruka Nov 22, 2010 07:22 AM

Any recommendations for where to buy 70% (or higher) hot chocolate mix? I don't need anything fancy as it's not for a gift.

  1. SnackHappy Nov 22, 2010 07:31 AM

    Cocoa powder is always 100% cacao often with some sort of anti caking agent. Are you looking for hot chocolate mix?

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      Veruka Nov 22, 2010 07:32 AM

      Yes, I am - thanks for correcting me! I'll adjust the title, if I can.

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      Glaff Nov 22, 2010 07:36 AM

      Chocolats Privilège at Marché Jean-Talon have the Valhrona (10$ for 300g) and Cacao Barry (6$ for 300g) one. Both are 100%.

      1. hala Nov 22, 2010 09:48 AM

        Your best bet is to get it online from the Thomas Haas website (they have the best quality and tastiest ingredients). Pricy, but worth every penny.
        http://www.thomashaas.com/page128.htm

        Privilege has in addition to the cocoa powder shaved chocolate for making hot chocolate. It is pretty good, but no where as good as Thomas Haas and I don't think it is 70% chocolate.

        Les Douceurs du Marché at Marché Atwater has several hot chocolate mixes of varying strenght, quality and taste. The selection they have varies and I have not looked at that for a while so I cannot tell you what is good right now. However, the people working there tend to know their products well, so they will be definitely able to help you.

        1. eoj Nov 22, 2010 11:28 AM

          For actual hot chocolate, I'd probably just buy a nice bar of 70% and melt it in some milk...

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            SnackHappy Nov 22, 2010 11:44 AM

            I agree, but using chocolate bars can get quite expensive. A better option would be to buy bulk chocolate at places like Aubut or Merci Vrac. They have a pretty good selection of chocolate in pellet form that you can just toss in hot milk.

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              pyropaul99 Nov 22, 2010 11:49 AM

              Another good trick is to go to the Lindt factory outlet in Pte Claire - they often have bars of 90% cacao dark chocolate on sale for $1 each. I always stock up when they do for cooking purposes :)

              Paul.

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                Veruka Nov 22, 2010 12:15 PM

                Thanks for the idea! There's a Bulk Barn not too far from me and they may have what I'm looking for.

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                hala Nov 23, 2010 04:09 AM

                Yup, we tend to do that too, however the stuff (chocolate shavings) from Thomas Haas is better than anything I have ever made from melting chocolate in milk.

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                pyropaul99 Nov 22, 2010 11:34 AM

                http://www.leschocolatsdechloe.com/ has some really good hot chocolate mixes - the last time I went I bought what looked like small fishes that melt into hot milk. Definitely delicious.

                Paul.

                1. souschef Nov 22, 2010 11:25 PM

                  Go to La Pendulerie on Crescent Street. They have a variety there from different countries, and you can even order hot chocolate there, made with any chocolate in the store. This is the best way to determine which one you like the best.

                  They carry mainly Felchlin chocolate, which is very good, but pricey.

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                    picklebird Nov 23, 2010 04:51 AM

                    I believe that the Chocolat Noir mix available at Juliette & Chocolat is 70%.

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                    Juliette & Chocolat
                    1615 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3K3, CA

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                      socialhvn Nov 23, 2010 08:11 PM

                      I buy the Godiva 'Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa'. It is hot chocolate mix/powder in 14.5oz can, sells for $14. I've been buying it for about 2 years now? I really like it. Maybe this does not exactly answer your question but I really recommend it. (at Ogilvy's)

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