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Alternative to Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips Needed

jessinEC Jan 4, 2012 09:43 PM

I'm lactose-intolerant and was so sure that Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips were vegan. But recently I've been having a bad reaction to them, so I double-checked the label and sure enough there's milk fat in them. Does anyone know if this is a change? What non-dairy dark chocolate chips do you like best? Thanks.

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    ceekskat Jan 8, 2012 07:40 PM

    Recently purchased King Arthur Flour bittersweet chocolate chips for the first time & found it so good that this is what I'll be using from now on.

    1. Kajikit Jan 7, 2012 02:58 PM

      I don't have an answer... but you must be VERY lactose-intolerant if a couple of chocolate chips has enough lactose in them to upset your system!

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        Babyducks Jan 5, 2012 06:47 PM

        I use chocolate chips (more in the shape of drops) from See's Candy. Sometimes you have to ask for them, they're not always out on display.

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        1. re: Babyducks
          typetive Jan 6, 2012 05:40 PM

          babyducks - See's are also made by Guittard. It's a slightly different recipe than the Guittard branded chips from the grocery store though. Good stuff.

        2. vicarious Jan 5, 2012 06:21 AM

          Trader Joe's chocolate chips are good and don't have milk fat as a listed ingredient.

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          1. re: vicarious
            chowser Jan 5, 2012 10:33 AM

            I just tried these recently and really liked them, too.

          2. chowser Jan 5, 2012 04:07 AM

            My favorite chocolate chips are Guittard, dark semisweet, with no milk, if you can find them, or the chocolate wafers which are so much more expensive. But, as mateo suggested, chopping your own is better, I use Trader Joe's big blocks.

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              Eric_Cartman Jan 8, 2012 05:56 AM

              My fave is Guittard too. They're vegan but with one bit of info. All chocolate is made in the same machines where they make milk chocolate. But thats no different than a family member using your mixer with milk provided that they clean it properly. I have another fave which is Callebaut. Actually, Callebaut is my favorite vegan or not, but Guittard is VERY CLOSE. I alternate between both brands depending on how I feel. Callebaut is COMPLETELY vegan btw. Dont buy chocolate chips. Chop your own. I like to use 1 part 55 percent chocolate and 1 part 70-72 percent chocolate, that way you get that harmony of the sweetness that you inner child craves for, but also has that more complex bitter-sweetness that an adult can appreciate. I have Thomas Keller to thank for this. Best cookies every time.

              1. re: Eric_Cartman
                chowser Jan 8, 2012 05:11 PM

                That's good to know about the vegan issue since I have friends who are vegan. I have to say, though, someone would have to be unbelievably lactose intolerant if they couldn't eat a few chocolate chips that might have shared a tray w/ some milk chocolate chips.

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              mateo21 Jan 4, 2012 09:48 PM

              Are you against chocolate chunk cookies? If not, then a whole world of dark chocolate (better than Ghiradelli) is awaiting you!

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