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I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

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    1. re: Twinsx2mom

      I like to chop up good chocolate bars for use in baking. Intypically do this after Pesach because I buy way too much chocolate. I can chop the bars into whatver size I like, and the bits that break off or 'shavs'monff, are either mixed right into the dough, or necome a snack for me. :)

    2. I am vegan and we keep kosher. We are currently using "enjoylife" brand and find it satisfactory. Some of this depends on what you want to use the chocolate for. For some uses you can replace the chips or chunks with cocoa and oil. For some you can shave off chocolate from a gourmet baking chocolate.
      If you are making cookies that require chips or chunks, I suggest searching for vegan chocolate. Many, if not most of the vegan brands are also certified kosher. You can order them online. I even found kosher, vegan white chocolate online.

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      1. re: lburrell

        I forgot about the vegan chips! Yes, some are really good.i think obe s called Sunspire? Its been a while since I've bought any.

        1. re: lburrell

          Thanks for the suggestion, but I didn't like EnjoyLife brand chunks. The consistency was not great. Callebaut makes dark chocolate chips, but I think they are dairy. Their bulk bars are Parve.

          1. re: Twinsx2mom

            I was going to suggest Callebaut bars. The disappearance of the high quality parve chocolate chip is a sad tale indeed.

            1. re: DevorahL

              Oh how I wish Callebaut would make parve, certified chips.

        2. I believe Chocolate Dream also makes pareve chips. (I stocked up on the Whole Foods chunks, but I'm going through them alarmingly quickly...)

          1. Wegmans brand is OU parve.

            1. Last time I checked, Shop-Rite brand was parve, but I don't know if they will meet your standards. They are fine for my needs, but so are some of the so-called haimish brands, so I might not be as particular as you.

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              1. re: queenscook

                You hit the nail on the head! I am very particular. I use Callebaut or Sharffenberger for chocolate mousse. I got spoiled by the high cocoa content in Whole Foods dark chocolate chunks. Too bad they are discontinued. Thanks anyway.

                1. re: Twinsx2mom

                  Sorry this doesn't answer your question but where do you buy pareve Callebaut?

                  1. re: EmpireState

                    you can get it online. it comes in a big bar of 11 lbs

                    1. re: koshergourmetmart

                      I know. I thought that perhaps it is sold in smaller sizes. Thanks.

                      1. re: EmpireState

                        I saw it at Whole Foods in smaller chunks that had been broken off the bigger slabs (similar to what they do with cheese). It wasn't with the baking items, but on its own endcap.

                2. re: queenscook

                  Based on your posts over the years, anything good enough for you would be good enough for me.

                  1. re: queenscook

                    I buy the shoprite chips too. Before the holidays, they were sold out- people were buying 8 or 10 bags each!

                    1. re: queenscook

                      What is the quality like for the Shoprite brand? Is it real chocolate or "chocolate flavored" like a lot of the Jewish brands? A lot of store brands are actually the same product as major label brands, so you can sometimes get great results with them!

                      1. re: DevorahL

                        Thx Devorah, but U don't really like semisweet choc chips. I like dark chocolate. I just found out Enjoylife brand came out with dark choc chunks. So excited!!!! They should be in stores soon.

                        1. re: Twinsx2mom

                          Are you talking about the Mega Chunks? They've been out for a while, I've had them; not bad, but the Whole Foods chunks were much better. Also, these are about four times the size of the Whole Foods chunks.

                          1. re: maga

                            No, it's a new dark chocolate chip nit semi-sweet. I loved the WF dark chocolate chunks. I was disappointed when they were discontinued.