no, taking away my favorite chocolate chips did cause panic!
So, we embarked on a tasting of dairy free chocolate chips. I was not interested in mini-chocolate chips. I prefer the regular size for most of my baking. Fortunately I discovered Barry Callebaut chips. I swear to you, you'll never miss the dairy in these chips. I order them from The Allergy Grocer, as they're not carried in stores. This works great, except:
- the chips can't be shipped during the summer months due to high temps and melting
- they're awfully expensive, especially with the shipping...
Imagine my excitement recently while shopping at Wegmans's, when I noticed their store brand of chocolate chips is dairy free. I bought a bag, giddy at the thought of saving on those shipping costs. We had a blind taste-testing in our home that night.
No comparison. Barry Callebaut wins out.
So, I'll keep ordering multiple 5 lb. bags of Barry Callebaut chips from The Allergy Grocer, but I'm always willing to do more taste-testing!
By the way, Allergy Grocer offers free shipping on orders over $100. Go ahead, you can do it...