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What is the finest parve baking chocolate ship now available?

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  1. Shop Rite's is very good.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      Haven't used as many brands other than Trader Joe's (a"h), but for a really fine quality chip if I want to go all out, I use the 365 brand (Whole Foods) dark chocolate mini chunks. They are 70 percent cocoa. I think they might have a lower cocoa content chip there too, but I haven't looked lately.

      1. re: sharonfl

        Yes, those are excellent, but pricey.

        1. re: DeisCane

          Thanks. I don't go to Whole Foods often, they have replaced most of the kosher brands they used to carry with store brands that are not supervised. But the nearest Whole Foods ids a lot closer than the nearest Shoprite, so I guess I'll go there.

          I'll miss you, Joe.

    2. Whole Foods vegan chocolate chips are pareve and very, very good.

      1. Rabbi Don Yoel Levy was interviewed at length and gives details why the hashgocha was changed. You can read it here:
        http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=2...

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        1. re: goldZ

          Yeah, the interview ran at Voz iz neias. The thing is, Trader Joe needs to get the plant to change the production line back to the old way, because the chips were wonderful and the price was right.

        2. Besides the vegan chips, Whole Foods carries another brand called "Enjoy Life". It is parve, but more costly than the store brand. I have also found that brand at SuperTarget! Haven't tried it, but it is an option.

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          1. re: sharonfl

            My Ralph's carries them. They cost almost $5/bag.

            1. re: SoCal Mother

              I'm sure there are regional differences. My SuperTarget charges $3.79.

          2. also if u live in the metroNY area...I had found parve choc chips at Fairway-in the organic section. Granted this was a while ago so they may no longer carry them (or they also may have crossed over into dairy!) They also were somewhat pricey-compared to TJ's. But now that I'm desperate, I may need to go back to them.

            1. Tropical source!

              1. I understand from a rabbi that the chips may actually not be dairy, but only DE. You may want to consult with your LOR and ask his opinion.

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                1. re: chicago maven

                  I am fairly sure that OK has a DE designation and has chosen not to use it. IMO, that means there's reason to believe there is dairy in the bag.

                  1. re: DeisCane

                    True, but it is such a small amount it may be 'botel', nullified according to Jewish law. It's worth checking out.

                    1. re: chicago maven

                      Since they are separate chips, would the botel (1/60) rule still apply? That is, maybe in the whole bag, there are 240 chips (wild guess) with less than 4 that are dairy, but if you grab 20 for a recipe, and 2 of them are dairy, then that's more than 1/60.

                      1. re: DeisCane

                        If I understand correctly, the problem is that there may be dairy dust particles that get into the pareve packing process, so they arre not whole chips.

                        1. re: chicago maven

                          http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

                          1. re: queenscook

                            Rabbi Yair Hoffman explains: http://www.vosizneias.com/106732/2012...

                2. Have you tried Enjoy Life chocolate chips? We use them in the bakery, and we use Scharffenberger 99% dark chocolate for brownies. We bake gluten, dairy, soy and nut free. So these work well for us.