Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate

A couple weeks ago I made a torte. These baking bars are the chocolate I used. At the time, I wasn't sure if I needed a bar or not, but figured a baking bar was the way to go.

This time, I'm going to use these baking chips.

They have the exact same ingredients as the bars: unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin - an emulsifier, and vanilla.

Buying the chips means I won't have to chop the bars in order to melt them. Not that it's difficult, but why not save the step?

And it's easier to just eat a little piece rather than entire squares.

Best of all, the chips are cheaper.

Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate bar: $3/4-oz bar
Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips: $4.29/10 oz bag

Both are available in the baking aisle of Ralph's.


Marcel and Joy Massenet said...

just purchased the two kilo bag of chocolate chips from Costco. a little disappointing. Definitely, the Ghirardelli is a better quality.It contains more of the cocoa liquor,that means less sugar, and it has a finer (not as gritty)texture. This is most probably due to a longer "conching" process. The next thing to keep in mind, although the "chocolate" has a long shelf life,an old manufacturing date, or bad storage can greatly affect the taste and viscosity.
Buyer beware!!