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Chocolate chip

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My friend has a problem to find chocolate chip in Zurich. Is there anyone who knows where she can buy it?

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Old 27.10.2011, 11:18
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Re: Chocolate chip

You can find "Schoko-Würfeli" in the baking section of most large Coop or Migros stores. They're just squarish bits of chocolate, not the shape you might be expecting, but they'll work for most recipes. (To get real, chocolate-chip-shaped chocolate chips you'll have to buy them from an American food shop.)
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Old 27.10.2011, 11:20
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You can find "Schoko-Würfeli" in the baking section of most large Coop or Migros stores. They're just squarish bits of chocolate, not the shape you might be expecting, but they'll work for most recipes. (To get real, chocolate-chip-shaped chocolate chips you'll have to buy them from an American food shop.)
Or go to Ibach, Kanton Schwyz, and buy a bag of chocolate chips at the Felchlin Chocolate outlet. They are called chocolate drops (Tropfchen) and are delicious. They are a bit smaller than the US version but are definitely tastier.
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(To get real, chocolate-chip-shaped chocolate chips you'll have to buy them from an American food shop.)
But presumably they'd be made from American 'chocolate' too?
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Buy a bar of chocolate, unwrap, place in a plastic bag, bash with a rolling pin with wild abandon until the desired choc chips have been achieved.

Eat the bits which are the wrong size. Waste not, want not.
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Old 27.10.2011, 11:36
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Re: Chocolate chip

Or even go to the Coop where they sell beautiful, round choc chips - 'Perles de Chocolat',
made with 70% Ecuadorian cocoa. (Coop Fine Food)
The pack advertises iself as being for 'chocolat chaud' but.........

They are expensive (ca. 14 CHF) but worth it!!

http://finefood.coop.ch/finefood/showProdukt.do?id=405
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But presumably they'd be made from American 'chocolate' too?
Toss in enough cornflakes, M&Ms and candy corn with them, you'll never know the difference!
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Re: Chocolate chip

Is your friend from Iraq?
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Re: Chocolate chip

I bought 4 bags of them on my most recent trip to the US. If you would like one let me know?

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My friend has a problem to find chocolate chip in Zurich. Is there anyone who knows where she can buy it?

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Toss in enough cornflakes, M&Ms and candy corn with them, you'll never know the difference!
Ohmygod. One of my US colleagues brought over some Candy Corn recently and left it in a jar in the office. Sadly I found myself actually eating it Still, not as bad as the Twinkies someone else brought over a while back. They never did get eaten, at least no more than one bite per piece, when the rest was quickly disposed of.
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Re: Chocolate chip

Thank you all for you tips!!
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Is your friend from Iraq?
No my friend is not from Iraq but Bermuda
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Re: Chocolate chip

Thank you Zuger for that very kind suggestion but she will buy it at Migros!
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But presumably they'd be made from American 'chocolate' too?
Actually, Swiss:

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The chocolate chip cookie was accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s.

Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker's chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. They did not and the chocolate chip cookie was born. Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips. Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation (butter vs. margarine is now a stated option) of her original recipe printed on the back.
Nestle are definitely the dominant chips in the U.S.

It's from Wikipedia but it's OK- Hoppy hasn't been around for a while .
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Ohmygod. One of my US colleagues brought over some Candy Corn recently and left it in a jar in the office. Sadly I found myself actually eating it Still, not as bad as the Twinkies someone else brought over a while back. They never did get eaten, at least no more than one bite per piece, when the rest was quickly disposed of.
Same experience with some peanut butter "cakes" coated in chocolate someone brought back from a trip (as is customary in our place). They got a few tentative sniffs and nibbles then ended up being chucked out.
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Re: Chocolate chip

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Buy a bar of chocolate, unwrap, place in a plastic bag, bash with a rolling pin with wild abandon until the desired choc chips have been achieved.

Eat the bits which are the wrong size. Waste not, want not.

I usually get chocolate "sticks" from Aldi (or if you want some that are a name brand, I've seen After Eight sticks around here someplace) as they're easy to slice into pieces.

Last time I made tollhouse cookies, I used a packet of mint chocolate sticks and one block of "kuchenschocolade" from Coop. The sticks were sliced into chip sized pieces, the bar broken up. Yummy and cool looking to have different types of "chips" in there.

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Re: Chocolate chip

You can buy them online as well, www.afoodave.ch or www.americanmarket.ch
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Re: Chocolate chip

I bought mine from the baking section in Globus last time. Made fabulous choc chip shortbread!
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Same experience with some peanut butter "cakes" coated in chocolate someone brought back from a trip (as is customary in our place). They got a few tentative sniffs and nibbles then ended up being chucked out.
Do you mean peanut butter cups? I know people who go mad for them. Mostly other Americans though.
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Old 28.10.2011, 18:58
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Me me me! Mad for Reece's cups, yes indeed!

The only thing that would tempt me more (and not every time) would be a chocolate orange.
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