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April 8, 2009
Is Barry Callebaut chocolate any good? The people who work in our standardisation department have just informed me that I couldn’t use our own Bourneville chocolate because it contains wheat allergens which would affect every aspect of production in my department. However, they have suggested Barry Callebaut as they have close ties with Cadbury (don’t ask for details cos I don’t know!), and they produce a good quality dark chocolate minus the wheat allergen stuff. What I want to know is, is it any good? Are they a good supplier with regards to demand and lead times?
All opinions welcome!!
Dairy Milk is good.
June 23, 2007
It’s a whole lot better than Bourneville! They produce various grades from basic to origins, some of which are quite good, and they are generally considered to be the standard couverture for middle-ground (and some more expensive) chocolatiers. they are a big company and I doubt you’ll have any supply problems.
September 30, 2004
May 29, 2005
September 5, 2004
My concern about BC would their behaviour in the market. BC has close to a monopoly on the chocolate market and therefore can have a bully attitude if your interests are not aligned with them. Personally we had to take them to court about 7 years ago for trademark infringement. They were vicious and coniving from the CEO down to the local sales rep. A real eye opener…