Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips have long been a favorite “accidentally vegan” treat. But recently, the company quietly added “whole milk powder” to the ingredients, and the original dairy-free chocolate chips are disappearing from grocery store shelves.
Does Ghirardelli chocolate contain milk?
According to a notice posted by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, their Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips now contain milk as one of the ingredients. In addition, while the company has dark chocolate products that do not contain milk as an ingredient, they are made on shared lines with milk.
Is Ghirardelli Chocolate good?
The Ghirardelli has the snap of a good dark chocolate and smooth melt in the mouth feel and wonderful chocolate taste. After sampling several percentages, I think the 65% is my favorite. There are a number of different chocolate makers on Amazon and Christmas is a good time to sample several of them.
Does 72 dark chocolate have dairy?
One of the chocolate bars in question was Godiva’s 72% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar. We learned that the butter oil in their 72% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar is “derived from dairy butter.” There are no other dairy-derived ingredients in this bar.
Is Ghirardelli chocolate processed with alkali?
Are these Ghirardelli dark chocolate bars processed with alkali (i.e., Dutch processing)? Answer: Ghirardelli focuses their advertising on the flavor and color of their chocolate. “Natural” cocoa (not processed with alkali) has an acid and astringent taste and is much lighter in color.