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Strongbad789 Jul 18, 2012 11:04 AM

Does anyone know of anywhere in the Toronto area that carries Guittard chocolate? I'm specifically looking for their white chocolate chips, but anywhere that carries anything by Guittard would be helpful.

Thanks all.

  1. bunnylicious Jul 18, 2012 07:26 PM

    i have never looked for guittard white chocolate chips, but have bought boxes of the 38% milk chocolate ones at both williams-sonoma and winners/homesense in the past, as well as bags of at loblaws. it's been a while though, so I couldn't tell you if they still carry them.

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      Strongbad789 Jul 19, 2012 06:59 AM

      Williams-Sonoma has it! Should have thought of them before...thanks!

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      Strongbad789 Jul 18, 2012 05:38 PM

      As a bit of background, their white chocolate and white chocolate chips came out on top in a Cooks Illustrated blind taste test of various kind of white chocolate, beating out Ghirardelli, Nestle, Bakers, Hershey, and Callebaut. If I can't find Guittard I'll probably go with Valrhona (it's for a dessert that's basically melted white chocolate with berries), but I wanted to try the Guittard first if I could.

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        ghostdogg Jul 18, 2012 06:22 PM

        Not sure about the validity of such credentials... White "chocolate" is not proper chocolate. But I s'pose it's another debate.

        Valhrona is definitely among the very best, though.

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          Strongbad789 Jul 19, 2012 06:53 AM

          Depends on your definition of 'proper' chocolate, I guess. This debate has definitely happened before:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754351

          From that discussion:

          Imagine separating the cocoa butter (fat) from the rest of the chocolate. That 'rest' is cocoa powder. White chocolate is the cocoa butter plus sugar. So it has the texture and sweetness of chocolate, but not the color and complex flavor. There is legitimate place for white chocolate.

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            ghostdogg Jul 19, 2012 08:50 PM

            White chocolate is to chocolate what processed cheese is to cheese: an insipid fake unworthy of the name.

            Good luck in your search anyway.

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        ghostdogg Jul 18, 2012 03:44 PM

        Never heard of it. Never seen it.

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