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    Recommend me good white chocolate!

    As per the subject, if you have your favourites, please share.

    I tried buying some bars in Lidl, but it tasted like crap and discouraged me from experimenting.

    FWIW, I like the white chocolate kind that's used on Magnum ice cream -- I caught myself buying the ice cream just to have a few bites of the chocolate.

    Cheers!

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    Magnum white chocolate tastes like milky bars to me? Probably best go with the buttons as they are not as thick and more like the magnum ?

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    What did you get in Lidl? I'm not much of a white chocolate fan but Mrs C can't get enough of the Ritter Sport White Hazelnuts sold there.

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    Green & Blacks Organic seems to get decent reviews
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    I've had a word with the Wife who just happens to be in her chocolate room above the shop at the moment making salted caramel Easter eggs.

    She said that she uses either Luker White from Italy or Callebaut White from Belgium. PM me your address and I'll pop some callets in the post to you early next week if you like?

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    Hotel chocolate batons are pretty good 👍

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    White chocolate is not really chocolate (according a former colleague of mine who belonged to some chocolate club) and it high in sugar.

    Over the years I have drifted to small portions of dark chocolate.

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    Recommend me good white chocolate!

    Is there such a thing?
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Thanks for all the recommendations so far, I'll check what's available locally in a week or mebbe use the lockdown to mess around with online orders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    What did you get in Lidl? I'm not much of a white chocolate fan but Mrs C can't get enough of the Ritter Sport White Hazelnuts sold there.

    I can't remember what it was, except that it was a plain (ie no nuts or fruit or other extras) bar. I didn't like the buttery-plasticky texture that lacked 'crunch' and the taste was vaguish.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickD View Post
    I've had a word with the Wife who just happens to be in her chocolate room above the shop at the moment making salted caramel Easter eggs.

    She said that she uses either Luker White from Italy or Callebaut White from Belgium. PM me your address and I'll pop some callets in the post to you early next week if you like?
    Thanks for checking with your better better half! Very kind of you to offer to post, but I woudn't like to add anything to anyone's to-do lists during this trying time we're in. (Neither am I that much of a white chocolate connaisseur -- yet). Many, many thanks, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Green & Blacks Organic seems to get decent reviews
    +1. As white chocolate goes, apparently this is decent according to my gf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    White chocolate is not really chocolate (according a former colleague of mine who belonged to some chocolate club) and it high in sugar.

    Over the years I have drifted to small portions of dark chocolate.

    My view also. Apparently white chocolate is the highest, by some margin, in terms of sugar content.

    I have to watch my blood sugar levels, but I have some of the rather excellent Co-op Dark Chocolate with Seville Orange sometimes - the nicest dark chocolate I have found.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Green & Blacks Organic seems to get decent reviews
    This end of. Not over sweet

    The ultra dark ain’t to shabby either

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    Lovely as it tastes its not chocolate its mostly fat

    "White chocolate is made with a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla, and a fatty substance called lecithin. Technically, white chocolate is not a chocolateóand it doesn't really taste like oneóbecause it doesn't contain chocolate solids"

    in some countries its illegal to label it as 'chocolate'

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    If you can get, thank me later although any of their classic range (milk/dark) also are out of this world:


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    Not really white but Caramac is good.

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    There's a weekly chocolate column in the Observer magazine every Sunday, at the end of Jay Rayner's restaurant review. A search for " Observer chocolate Annalisa Barbieri" will get you there. There may be something in a past edition that might help. It's an interesting little read in it's own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Not really white but Caramac is good.
    Itís got an impressive ingredient list thatís for sure.


    Vegetable fats (Palm, Shea), Sugar, Lactose (from Milk), Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Skimmed Milk Powder, Butterfat (from Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Treacle, Flavouring, Salt

    No cocoa butter whatsoever.

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    Green and Blacks is sublime and Ritter Sport all flavours are great

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    'Good white chocolate' is an oxymoron.

    Good chocolate is not white.

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    If you can get hold of them
    White Chocolate Galaxy Bars are very nice 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    This end of. Not over sweet

    The ultra dark ainít to shabby either
    Had some 85% Green & Black's dark choc recently. That's the real limit of tasty chocolate in my opinion. It had virtually no sweet taste to it, really quite bitter. I'm the only one in the house who would eat it. Tried the 75% directly after and its like a sugar cube in the mouth!

    Oh and white 'chocolate' is an abomination in my book.

    :) :) :). Joking!

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    Just to update, I listened to the vox populi and ordered a few bars of Green & Black's Organic, and also out of curiosity a bar of Madagascar.


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    This used to be my favourite, many moon's ago :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ZFkU5GQAE

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    I couldn't get hold of Callebaut and Milkybars at this time but I'll give them a go next time, too.

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    I think you can get it over there, but Tony's chocolonely is pretty nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    and also out of curiosity a bar of Madagascar.

    This is a wowzer. Not the flavour I was going for (I think I'm used to more vanilla because I wouldn't know any better), but defnitely the most chocolaty white chocolate I've tasted.

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    Kids and I are quite happy morrisons super saver white chocolate, quite surprised how good it was for 39p a bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac82 View Post
    Magnum white chocolate tastes like milky bars to me? Probably best go with the buttons as they are not as thick and more like the magnum ?
    I'd agree, but I wouldn't call it 'good'

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    Good white chocolate:

    ...doesn't that fall into the same category as "military intelligence" and "fine Mexican food?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Good white chocolate:

    ...doesn't that fall into the same category as "military intelligence" and "fine Mexican food?"
    There's an investments organisation over here called "Scottish Friendly". Always makes me laugh.

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    'Good' white chocolate................

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    Tried Green & Black's Organic today -- very good, too! Compared to the Madagascar, closer to my 'reference' Magnum, defo more vanilla, less chocolaty and to me it also tastes quite nutty, even though it's not sold as nut-flavoured or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvern971 View Post
    I think you can get it over there, but Tony's chocolonely is pretty nice

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    Enjoy his chocolate but never had a white one. Donít think Iíve seen that for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    What did you get in Lidl? I'm not much of a white chocolate fan but Mrs C can't get enough of the Ritter Sport White Hazelnuts sold there.

    All Ritter sport chocolate is quite good, Lidl has a small selection as does Decathlon but significantly higher priced.

    Best bet is to pop over to Germany post CV19 and stock up, in Berlin they have a shop and you can make your own bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    There's a weekly chocolate column in the Observer magazine every Sunday, at the end of Jay Rayner's restaurant review. A search for " Observer chocolate Annalisa Barbieri" will get you there. There may be something in a past edition that might help. It's an interesting little read in it's own right.

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/201...nd-interesting

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    I totally missed your post earlier, thanks!

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    Milkybars arrived today -- the least chocolaty, and the closest to Magnum, indeed. I don't think it's going to be my favourite now that I know there are richer white chocolates but I'm stuck with about 20 bars of it anyways.

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    Lindt Excellence:



    Rather underwhelming -- no chocolatiness and no clear-cut vanilla flavour.

    Callebaut callets -- great, guess I'll be adding some to my muesli, too.

    Bottom line -- to me, it only makes sense going with something that has 30-40% cocoa solids, and then it will taste like a very very milky chocolate, or stick to Milkybars for a cocoa-less chocolate-like sweet with the right proportions of vanilla, milk, and cocoa butter.

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    This one:

    https://ukshop.divinechocolate.com/u...ocolate---90g/

    Haven't had any for a while but it is very nice!

    Edited to add this reminds me of the best chocolate of any type I have had- was in a dessert at Helene Darozze. I believe it was Valrhona Tainori-absolutely sublime and I remember the dish clearly a year later...
    Last edited by mmgg1988; 30th May 2020 at 19:36.

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    Toblerone for that nostalgic feels (as a kid)

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    Valrhona Blond Dulcey is my go-to ĒwhiteĒ chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possu View Post
    Valrhona Blond Dulcey is my go-to ĒwhiteĒ chocolate.
    Got their cocoa powder a couple of days ago, had never heard of that brand before. Will check their chocolates at my next order so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    Got their cocoa powder a couple of days ago, had never heard of that brand before. Will check their chocolates at my next order so.
    Iíve never been disappointed with Valrhona. You can maybe get artisan stuff thatís better, but IMO Valrhona wipes the floor with Lindt and Neuhaus.

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    what's next? "tell me Hannibal Lecter's good qualities!"

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