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Old 03-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question Question: What brand makes the best chocolate chip?

I WAS WONDERING WHAT YOUR FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP BRAND IS.

IF YOU HAVE COMPARED DIFFERENT BRANDS AND HAD A TASTE TEST PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS

I PURCHASED A BRAND CALLED GUITTARD THAT HAD A VERY SIMILAR PACKAGING AND WAS DISPLAYED RIGHT NEXT TO GHIRADELLI BRAND.

ALL COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS ABOUT CHOCOLATE CHIPS ARE WELCOME

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Old 03-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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GHIRADELLI is the brand I usually get. I have also used Guittard and they are OK.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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Maybe I have simple tastes, but my favorite has always been Nestle Toll-House chocolate chips.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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My favorite chocolate chips are Ghirardelli semi-sweet and bittersweet.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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Nestle Toll-House here too.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Ghiradelli is my usual brand. I find the chips to always blend evenly and not ever melt in the cookie while it is cooking. Sometimes, I add butterscotch chips and mix- per my son's request.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #7
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any name brand for cookies. i find store label chips to be inferior.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #8
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For snacking, pick any premium brand that suits your fancy, but for baking, Nestle chips works best. Considering other flavors are added to the baked product, the premium chocolate flavor is masked and may not be worth the extra expense.

And just because a brand of chocolate is commonly found in the baking isle of any supermarket, it doesn't mean it's not a quality product. I've found several "European import" brands that were fairly expensive. A couple of them ended up in the trash they were so bad!
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #9
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I vote for GHIRADELLI! They are my favorite! I love the 60% cocoa, and they are bigger, so in cookies...more chocolate!
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #10
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I buy what I can get mail order in three pound bags, they are Barry Callebaut semi- sweet chips, good for snacking and baking
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