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Where to find mini BITTERSWEET chocolate chips?

I see mini semisweet chips all the time, but where does one find mini bittersweet chips? After a quick search, it seems like it's only available to wholesalers? Is that right? Thanks!

asked by Garlic Fiend over 2 years ago

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jamcook
added over 2 years ago

Baker's Catalogue, King Arthur Flour

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Garlic Fiend
added over 2 years ago

I only saw mini semisweet and regular bittersweet on their site, but on mini AND bittersweet

Susan W
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added over 2 years ago

There's no standard as far as those semisweet vs bittersweet goes. For example, one brand's bittersweet is not the same as another brand. In my neighborhood grocery store, I consider their dark chocolate chips to be what I consider bittersweet.

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Garlic Fiend
added over 2 years ago

Yes. I want the dark or bittersweet mini chips. All I can find are mini semisweet which is too sweet.

Susan W
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added over 2 years ago

I missed the mini part. I don't think I've seen those even at the stores that have lots of choices. In fact, I think that's why I went from using mini to larger chips.

dinner at ten
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added over 2 years ago

This won't work if you really want the shape of commercial chocolate chips, but if all you want is small bits of chocolate, you could chop your own from any chunk or bar of bittersweet chocolate that you like. I always do this now for chocolate chip cookies, after getting tired of the generally lower quality and overly sweet chocolate that I could usually find in chip format, and I like the shape and texture of the bits formed by chopping as well.

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Garlic Fiend
added over 2 years ago

I am a terrible chocolate chopper. (I do have decent knife skills in general.) They end up shaved, which is great when I make babka, but not great to use them as chips. There are certain things I will pay for and apparently one of them is perfectly sized chips :)

Smaug
added over 2 years ago

have you tried freezing it and whacking it with a hammer?

calendargirl
added over 2 years ago

I have been looking for the same thing, Garlic Fiend -- MINI BITTERSWEET chips! The listing on Amazon which Susan W found is for 10 POUNDS, definitely more than I would like to purchase at one time. I will keep looking and will report back if I manage to find them.

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Susan W
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added over 2 years ago

Too bad Amazon won't split them up for us. I'm obsessed with finding them now. I miss my mini chips. I'll keep looking too.

Garlic Fiend
added over 2 years ago

Why hasn't anyone thought of packaging mini bittersweet chips? Right? King Arthur Flour, if you're listening...

Susan W
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added over 2 years ago

@garlicfiend, are you not seeing that I found them by Ghirardelli on Amazon? As calandargirl pointed out, they only come in 10 pound bags, but they do exist. I would contact them and see if they are available in smaller quantities.

jamcook
added over 2 years ago

I have ordered the Guittard bittersweet chips from the King Arthur Catalogue, and although not officially "mini" , I can attest that they are smaller than regular size chips ... Kind of a compromise.

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Garlic Fiend
added over 2 years ago

That's a good idea.

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added over 2 years ago

Have never seen bittersweet chips. Guittard and Nestle make the mini semi-sweet chips. Guittard aren't as sweet.

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Smaug
added over 2 years ago

Guittard makes a dark chocolate chip; don't know if they come in mini- despite making the best chips and being a local company, they aren't very well represented in stores in my area.

BerryBaby
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added over 2 years ago

Just found that Guittard has Bittersweet baking wafers available for 9.95 a bag on their site. Those could easily be broken up into pieces.

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Smaug
added over 2 years ago

I was just in the store and noticed a new (to me) brand of chips- "Live Well" I think it was, something like that. They had mini chips- I think they were called semi sweet, don't remember, but those designations are meaningless; you'd have to try them. I know nothing of them other than that they were expensive; maybe I'll try them some day when I'm feeling rich.

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mstv
added over 2 years ago

What about something like this? They may also have more options on this website but this was the first one I found.

https://www.chocosphere.com/default/brand/t-z/valrhona/vlrhn-micro-dark-chips-1kg.html

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