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Sams Club - Ghirardelli chocolate 2.5 lbs. $3.81

pghyndman 476 January 21, 2009 at 08:44 PM in Grocery (7)
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Ghirardelli Candy Making Dipping Kit - 2.5 lbs. of white or double chocolate, on clearance for $3.81 (all of CT and the MA, NJ, and NY locations I polled.. maybe other states as well)

These look like monster-sized candy bars and can be enjoyed as is, or used to create chocolate covered fruits, nuts, etc.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/...tem=194956

If you order online as a "click and pull" item, you may want to follow up with a call to specify white or double chocolate, otherwise it's the luck of the draw (Ghiradelli's double chocolate is great and their white is nothing short of superb!)

In answer to "are they the same standard as eating chocolates".. an emphatic YES! We first tried these large bars last year (was down to $1.81 then), and enjoyed most of it right off the bar. We aren't candy chefs, but it sure tasted fine to us "right off the bar" (as good as any stuff we sampled right at Ghiradelli's in San Francisco). Whatever difference, if any, seems to be the ability to easily microwave it if you wanted to dip stuff, instead of having to use a double boiler and strict temp monitoring to achieve correct consistency.

For those who do want to try their hand at "dipping" fruits, nuts, etc with this chocolate, it's a super simple process: just heat the chocolate in the microwave (as directed) and dip, drizzle, drench, or coat as desired. Decorate the dark stuff by drizzling with white (use a fork) for even more panache!

From their site [ghirardelli.com]:

"Carefully blended to create a creamy mouth feel and smooth, shiny coating, these bars melt easily to create irresistible treats from dipping nuts and fruits to molding mouth-watering candy. Available in double chocolate flavor and white chocolate flavor."
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6.54 at my location (Overland Park, KS), none at the Lenexa Store
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Seemms like a great deal, but I do have a question to bakers about these types of chocolate.

Are they the same as standard eating chocolates? I thought general they might have more oil/cocoa butter to facilitate dipping which then would give the chocolate a more greasy texture when eaten alone.

Just curious. Anyone know?
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Quote from Gameross View Post :
Seemms like a great deal, but I do have a question to bakers about these types of chocolate.

Are they the same as standard eating chocolates? I thought general they might have more oil/cocoa butter to facilitate dipping which then would give the chocolate a more greasy texture when eaten alone.

Just curious. Anyone know?
Good question. If that is the case, they might be less healthy as well.
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we got some of the double chocolate ones a week or two ago at a Michigan store for $4.03. used them in a chocolate fountain, which is one of the intended/primary uses. it turned out well. we typically use the ghirardelli dark chocolate (60% cocoa) chips when doing a chocolate fountain, but @ 4 bucks for 2.5 pounds this candy making package is about half the cost of the dark choc chips.

a friend of mine who knows more about chocolate than me noticed the package does not list vanilla as an ingredient. he said vanilla is typically used as an emulsifier. i'm not sure what that says about this stuff.

the package DOES indicate that vegetable oil should be added when melting the chocolate for use in a fountain, so this stuff might be similar to regular eating chocolate.

i didn't have a chance to sample the bar right out of the bag, so i can't comment on taste.

off the top of my head, this stuff had much more saturated fat than you typically see in a candy-bar type of chocolate bar.

i have a high opinion of ghirardelli brand chocolate, and 2.5 pounds of it for around 4 bucks is a great deal.

hope this helps.

FYI, these have probably been on sale for a couple weeks at least. i posted about it on the 12th in a Sam's candy clearance thread that someone else started. my store has marked them down from 4.03 to 3.81 sometime in the last week or so.
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#6
Not avalable at 5 Dallas locations...repped anyways great deal!!!!
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#7
f ing awesome
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$3.81 in Catonsville, MD
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#9
Nice... available for Click n' Pull for Dayton Ohio store at the $3.81 price. Time to try out the chocolate fountain.
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Quote from ZLeathal1 View Post :
Nice... available for Click n' Pull for Dayton Ohio store at the $3.81 price. Time to try out the chocolate fountain.
Stupid question for those who have clicked and pulled...The description on official website says white or double chocolate... How do you know which you are going to get?
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Thanks man. In for 3
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I just went to the sam's located at 610 @ fannin, in Houston, Texas and they do not have it on floor. I placed online, I'll see what happens.
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#13
I bought these last time they were on clearance. They're still in my freezer. I didn't think it was that great to be eaten alone.
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Click and Pull

Item Description Item # Quantity Unit Price Subtotal
CANDY MAKING DIPPING KIT 2.5 LBS 612035 3 $1.50 $4.50

subtotal $4.50

Amount charged in Club (not including tax) $4.50

Combined Order Subtotal $ $4.50

Combined Order Total $ $4.50


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#15
guess i should have started a separate thread on this the other day! people seem to like this thread more than i would have expected.
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