Ikea = Cheap Chocolate For Ganache?

Decorating By kger Updated 12 Jul 2010 , 8:54am by sweettreat101

kger Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 9:14pm
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I just returned from Ikea, where I purchased bars of dark, milk, and hazelnut chocolate for 85 cents/ea (provide you purchase in groups of 3. I'm not sure how good the quality is for ganache, but I'm sure gonna try it. Are there any other places to get inexpensive chocolate? Cuz this find just thrilled me!

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ladyellam Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 9:28pm
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I don't know if you have a Trader Joe's around you, but their chocolate bars (1 plus pound) are around 4 bucks and that includes 70% dark chocolate. I have used it and the ganache turned out really well.


tinygoose Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 9:29pm
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Thanks to another cc'er on this site I found block chocolate at Trader Joes. Unfortunately they didn't have white choc.

VentureSister Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 9:46pm
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Wish we had both of those stores in my town. For places like that we have to drive at least an hour and a half. Argghhh.

ladyellam Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 10:37pm
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Trader Joe's does carry white chocolate, but it's not their brand. It's Ghirardelli brand and it's still a pretty decent price. They usually have it in a basket near by their other chocolate.

sweettreat101 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 8:54am
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I just use real semi sweet chocolate chips cost me 1.59 for 12 ounces.

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