Monday, November 15, 2021

Review: Fake White Chocolate Chips

 (I bought these with my own dollars at the store. Fear not: they did not come with a hole cut in one corner.)


1) Toll House 'Simply Delicious'  'white morsels'.  Ingredients: "Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Rice Syrup Solids, Organic Rice Maltodextrin, Salt"

Friends, I have regrets.  Waxy mouthfeel with a flavor of haircare products.  Probably due to how it is made of actual cocoa butter and then a bunch of random starchy and sugary things to mimic the dairy which is absent.  These might be rescued by adding peppermint oil, or if you needed something to taste like something between hair defrizzer and sunscreen.  F for both concept and execution.  Terrible.

Now I'm saddled with the rest of this bag.  I guess... something covered in peppermint waxiness... is in my future?  (Update: I tried using them as a glaze with some peppermint oil and it was even worse: hair product, but with mint.  I finally added some good chocolate chips, which promptly seized up, rescued it with coconut oil, and fed it to the children.)

2) Great Value 'white baking chips'.  Ingredients: Organic cane sugar, organic palm kernel oil, organic sunflower lecithin, organic vanilla extract."  

Still slightly waxy, but actually tasty.  They don't taste anything like white chocolate should, mind you, but they do kind of taste like those 'chocolate' candy melts which are made are entirely of fake. I would and did eat more of these voluntarily.  They would be good in cookies.  B-; solid effort in the fat-and-sugar department, but they're mostly flavored of vanilla. 

Overall, however, if I wish to eat a chocolate product, I'm just gonna order more of these, which are actually A+ as chocolate goes.


  1. DH and I don't really like white chocolate so we have an enormous block that we got from a pandemic-spending grab-bag from an online chocolate place. We've been slowly chipping away at it. DC1 occasionally will take a chunk with his lunch, but we still have at least half of it left. (I mean we'd like white chocolate if it had the same nutritional profile of broccoli, but for something that's not actually good for us, meh.)

    1. It was mostly the novelty value: here is a thing I never get to eat! ... turns out it's terrible.

      Please tell me more about this chocolate grab bag if you have a chance!


    You can also get non-expired stuff under "collections."

    1. Amazing! Thank you! Possible hanukkah present...


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