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Any good white chocolate available in MSP?

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soccermom13 Sep 15, 2012 02:00 AM

I have purchased Callebaut in large chunks at Whole Foods and it's okay. I purchased a pricey bar of Green and Black which I did not like at all because it tasted minty to me. I can order Mercken's from King Arthur, but that too, in my humble opinion, is just okay. Anyone have a suggestion for where to get really good white chocolate in MSP? (FYI--I use this for baking.)

Thanks.

  1. AnneInMpls Sep 16, 2012 09:07 PM

    I haven't found anything I like better than Callebaut white chocolate - though I agree, it's not that great unless it's really, really fresh. The other stuff is horrid, though. Definitely DON'T buy "regular" size bars of white chocolate; even if the quality is decent (though it usually isn't), they're usually too old to have any decent flavor.

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      soccermom13 Sep 17, 2012 02:07 AM

      Thanks for the great tips, all. I am headed to Mpls Whole Foods to get some El Rey white chocolate :0)

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      bkmnus Sep 15, 2012 08:24 AM

      Aside from checking with some of the chocolatiers (Chocolat Celeste, BT McElrath, etc.) in town have you checked with some of the upper end bakeries (Salty Tart, Butter, etc.)?

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        soccermom13 Sep 16, 2012 04:12 PM

        Good suggestions, bkmnus.

        I asked about a good brand on the Home Cooking board and Becca (who knows her way around the kitchen :0) posted that she likes El Rey brand. Has anyone seen El Rey white chocolate in MSP?

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          getgot211 Sep 16, 2012 04:50 PM

          pretty sure Kitchen Window carries El Rey, IDK if they have their white variety though.

          edit: may be white chocolate isn't your thing though, and I doubt bakeries use anything more exotic Callebaut or Merckens. Chocolate Celeste sold Felchlin before, but I do not see the white listed on the site right now.

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            MplsM ary Sep 16, 2012 11:56 PM

            Whole Foods Minneapolis has El Rey white chocolate.

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