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Old 01-08-2005, 07:20 AM   #11
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For a little perspective on just how great a bargain this is...

I buy 1 kg. bricks (2.2 pounds) of E. Guittard chocolate for $31.00 US each. Scharffen Berger is about the same price.

I would buy it in a heartbeat!

PS: It will last a long, long time in a cool cabinet.

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Old 01-09-2005, 09:31 PM   #12
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I went and picked up the 10 pound block of chocolate today. I found it interesting that the checkout girl made it a point to ask me if I knew this was semisweet chocolate. She said that she had lots of people buy it thinking it was milk chocolate, then return it when they found out it was semisweet.

Now I've never sat and tasted semisweet and milk chocolate to see the difference, but isn't it pretty darn close? I figured they're both sweet, so I could use it interchangeably in recipes...

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Old 01-15-2005, 09:14 AM   #13
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htc, semi-sweet and milk chocolates are slightly close in taste, but completely different animals. I'll post a general description of the types of chocolate under a separate post for you to refer to so that you will know all the major creatures in the Chocolate Kingdom.
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:23 PM   #14
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Not a good thread for a Diabetic who is a Choc-A-holic (sp?)
I could eat all of that in three days or less...and then where would I be????

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Old 01-16-2005, 04:01 PM   #15
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I may have to check that out at TJ's. It's a great deal since their "broken" blocks of semi-sweet chocolate are 3.49/lb. I don't know where I'd keep a block so large, but man is it tempting.

I've also started using the Trader Joe's bittersweet and milk chocolate bars (I think they are marketed as Pound Plus bars).......gotten gret results and the bars are divided into squared sections so it's easier to break of and measure the amt that you need.

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