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Jul 18, 2012 11:04 AM

ISO Guittard Chocolate

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.

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  1. Never heard of it. Never seen it.

    1. 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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      1. re: Strongbad789

        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.

        1. re: ghostdogg

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

          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.

          1. re: Strongbad789

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

            Good luck in your search anyway.

      2. 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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        1. re: bunnylicious

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