- Ghirardelli is the #1 premium baking brand in the U.S. because we use our expertise in chocolate to create high quality baking products that have luxuriously deep flavor and smooth texture
- With Ghirardelli, you can create impressive, yet easy-to-make deserts
- 100% all natural; 100% Impressive
- Intensely rich and perfectly balanced taste
- Made with real chocolate
- Highest cacao content chip, delivering an intensely rich yet balanced chocolate sensation.
- Pack of 11.5 ounces
- Is bitter sweet chocolate
just plain bad
The new best after 51 years
Best Chocolate chips I’ve ever used.
Has Ghiradelli changed their formula?
Taste is a very personal matter
I settled on the Ghirardelli 72% chips a couple years ago as my optimal balance between quality, flavor and cost–chips are always considerably less expensive than bar candy.
I sit with a bag of the 60% cacao bittersweet on my desk as I write. I was forced to switch to this from the 72% when it became impossible to find the 72% locally (on my income, price is always important!)
These are smooth, melt evenly and have a nice chocolate flavor without any significant other notes I can detect (your tastes may vary!)
Americans have a problem with ‘bitter’ flavors–few US dishes use the bitter taste at all, and most Americans seem to feel that bitter equates to bad. Well, unsweetened cocoa is bitter, and it stays that way until you get to a fairly high level of added sweet.
This means that high cocoa content chocolate is a taste that must be cultivated to some extent–how many coffee drinkers out there truly enjoyed their first cup? (Regular drinkers are addicted…enjoyment may come second to getting their fix.)
My cookie recipe is based upon the Joy Of Cooking recipe, which I double everything EXCEPT the chocolate ships, and add 1/8 tsp red pepper (ground) and 1/4 tsp orange or lemon extract. These chips work quite well (though short of burning them, it’s pretty hard to make a chocolate based dessert which I’d not eat…I even carried the infamous ‘desert bars’ for a few months in my car–slightly chocolate flavored wax is better than no chocolate at all….)
For several months I went through 4-5 bags of these a week as snacks.
The best chocolate is the one you personally like best. After that, it comes down to the recipe it is being used to make.
These are better than average bittersweet chips which can be found in grocery stores at a considerable savings compared with any online vendor I’ve managed to find.
So…Excellent, but Shop Around
Costco carries the very similar Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Bittersweet chips for way less then here. (3.5 lb bag for under […].) But only during “baking season” (Nov through early January). (Must we adhere to “baking season”?)
The food faddists are saying chocolate is good for you. Enjoy now before it all changes again.
great chocolate fix
This chocoholics favorite
Oh, and they arrive in PERFECT condition. Ghirardelli obviously knows chocolate. I ordered 5 bags and they came expertly packaged in a lined box, with frozen gel packs. The packs were still frozen and the chocolate was cool. Absolutely amazing. I stood there in awe for a minute before calling my boyfriend over to check out the packaging. We are both very impressed and will reuse the gel packs to keep our food cool when we hike.