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Sooo...I've started realizing that when I don't eat dairy, my nose doesn't run! So I'm starting to watch out on ingredients lists for milk related things...and I swear I just checked EVERY brand of semisweet chocolate chips in Meijer and every one of them had butterfat or milk fat in them. Even the Ghirardelli 60% cacao ones had it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"> In "Vegan with a Vengeance," Isa makes it sound like there ARE brands out there that don't have it...but I sure didn't find one tonight. Does anyone know of a particular mainstream brand (or type of chip) that is vegan?
 

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Trader Joe's has at least one bag under their name of chocolate chips that are vegan. There is also the brand <a href="http://www.sunspire.com/products/baking-chocolate/chocolate-chips" target="_blank">SunSpire</a> and <a href="http:" target="_blank">Enjoy Life</a> that have some. There are probably some others of the "household brands" that might have an "accidentally vegan" chocolate chip/chunk. I can't think of any at the moment, but I remember not long ago I was looking at a bag from some brand and I was surprised that it didn't contain dairy. I wish I remembered who it was...<br><br>
Edit: I remembered something, if you look at the bars of baking chocolate, in particular the ones from other countries, you'll probably find at least one. Earlier this year I picked up some for smores. Again, can't remember the brands, but I've seen them at several grocery stores in my area.<br><br>
Edit again: Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate "Premium Baking Chips" looks veganish to me:<br><i>Semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin -an emulsifier, vanilla). Manufactured on the same equipment that also makes products containing milk. Made in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts.</i>
 

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I'm not fussy about trace ingredients and I use:<br>
365 organic chocolate chips $4 (and right now they have a $2 coupon).<br>
King Soopers Private Selection brand (organic)<br>
enjoy life mega chunks
 

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Thanks - I had given up when I picked up the Ghirardelli dark ones so I didn't even look at the semisweet.<br><br>
I wouldn't worry about the shared equipment thing either -- but in the other ones it was all a part of the actual ingredient list, not a warning about shared equipment.<br><br>
I will put them on my Trader Joe's list if I don't find any sooner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I don't know where you live but Wegmans Semi Sweet Chocolate chips have no dairy products in them. I have no idea where the sugar comes from though.
 

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I looked at the Tollhouse ones...they had butter fat in them if I am keeping them all straight.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kari</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3048230"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I looked at the Tollhouse ones...they had butter fat in them if I am keeping them all straight.</div>
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I wrote that and took it out because my memory is fuzzy- I used a major brand recently that was surprisingly dairy free, I thought it was toll house but it wasn't. I can't remember for the life of me right now!
 

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I can usually find at least 2 types of vegan chocolate chips at my local Whole Foods store. They sell a <a href="http://www.koshereye.com/product-of-the-week/843-365-everyday-valuer-vegan-chocolate-chips.html" target="_blank">365 brand</a> that is labeled as Vegan. Not my favorite, but very serviceable. My favorite is the <a href="http://store.veganessentials.com/chocolate-dream-semi-sweet-baking-chips-p3183.aspx" target="_blank">Chocolate Dream</a> vegan chocolate chips. I can always find them at the Whole Foods store.
 

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I usually get the Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips. They are expensive, as chocolate chips go, but it's not something that one buys everyday... I can also find another brand, can't remember the name, at Natural Grocers, but that is not main-stream.
 

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This may not be what you're looking for, but you can find it almost anywhere:<br><br>
Baker's chocolate is usually vegan. It comes in pretty big blocks, but if you're handy with a hatchet you can make short work of them and turn them into tiny chunks which sub in for chocolate chips just fine.<br><br>
Also usually about half the price per pound of chocolate- something to consider.
 

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Ghiradelli and Guittard both have vegan semisweet choc chips @ my groc store. Trader Joe's has some too but i don't think they are quite as good.<br><br>
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Guittard Semi-Sweet and Dark Chocolate Chips are both vegan and excellent good quality chocolate.<br><br>
i sometimes find the Ghiredelli Semi-Sweet chips at Big Lots for lower prices.
 

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<p>This post is from last November. ;) I wound up purchasing Enjoy Life chips and finally found the ones at Trader Joe's.</p>
 
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