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Old 03-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #11
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By the way Miter...welcome to DC. Glad you are here.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #12
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Ghirardelli white chocolate. My favorite cookie is macadamia nut and white chocolate chip!

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #13
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I can't say that I have ever had a terrible semi sweet chip, maybe I've been lucky. I have had good success with Aldi store brand, Trader Joe's store brands and Ghiradelli, ghiradelli is my hands down favorite, especially their 60% dark chocolate.

I figure if I am willing to pay the price for Nestle, I might as well spend a few cents more and get Ghiradelli.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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There are many different brands - my sister uses Hershey's.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #15
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Research info about choc chip maker --- Ghirardelli

RESEARCHING CHOCOLATE CHIP MAKERS AND FOUND THIS SITE:
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company The Ghirardelli Difference <== INFO LINK

THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE ==> Ghirardelli Chocolate Company The Rich History of Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Chocolate Varieties <== CHOCOLATE VARIETIES INFO LINK

Are Ghirardelli products kosher? Almost all Ghirardelli products are certified kosher—dairy. Our Sweetened Ground Chocolate & Cocoa and Unsweetened Cocoa are certified kosher—parve.
2010 Kosher List <== LINK KOSHER DEFINED: "Kashrut" comes from the Hebrew root Kaf-Shin-Reish, meaning fit, proper or correct. It is the same root as the more commonly known word "kosher,". NOTE: I HAVE HEARD OF KOSHER FOODS, BUT KNOW LITTLE SO I HAVE PROVIDED LINKS TO GET MORE INFO ABOUT THAT SUBJECT. I LIKE TO LEARN ABOUT FOOD AND TERMS RELATED TO FOODS TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOOD TO ALL PEOPLE.
more info: Kosher foods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Judaism 101: Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #16
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I had not used chocolate chips for years because of the poor quality of what I had tried (especially too much wax and not enough chocolate ) until Guittard came out with theirs.

I still prefer to chop the chocolate when I can get Peters brand, but it is so hard to find now. I am pleased with the Guittard, and I can skip the chopping! (However, they are a LOT more expensive than the stuff I like to chop.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #17
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I PURCHASED SOME GUITTARD.... INFACT MY LAST BATCH OF OATMEAL, CHOCOLATE CHIP WITH SLIVERED ALMONDS AND WALNUTS WAS MADE WITH THAT BRAND

HERE IS THEIR SITE====> Guittard Chocolate Company
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #18
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There are many chocolate chip companies to choose from.
I am searching and taste testing
chocolate chips to find the best chip
that I can afford to buy.

Some people say claim that really good
chocolate comes from Europe,
I personally shop -- looking for the
MADE IN USA
sticker on the product I purchase.


After all, buying American products, is good for America!

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Hershey's has been around for many years. Here is info from their
website about their products.

INFO ABOUT HERSHEY CHOCOLATE CHIPS ==> HERSHEY'S | Hershey

HOW THEY MAKE THEIR CHOCOLATE: HERSHEY'S | The Chocolate Making Process | The Hershey Company
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[QUOTE=Miter;976691]I PURCHASED SOME GUITTARD.... INFACT MY LAST BATCH OF OATMEAL, CHOCOLATE CHIP WITH SLIVERED ALMONDS AND WALNUTS WAS MADE WITH THAT BRAND

HERE IS THEIR SITE====> Guittard Chocolate Company

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I have met the family several times at trade shows, and they are also the nicest people.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #20
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Ghirardelli is great in cookies. I got some at a reasonable price at Big Lots.
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