Updated post: October 24, 2014. Call me clueless or maybe I just fell asleep with my eyes wide open? I owe the folks at Camino a HUGE apology. My early post on Oct. 15, 2014 noted that their bittersweet chocolate chips weren’t organic. What was I THINKING? They’re clearly marked as ORGANIC right there on the packaging. Thank goodness I include photos in my posts! Apologies to our readers for the confusion if any. I am definitely human, no spam posting here! Thank you to the folks at Camino for contacting me as well so that I could do this update post!!
Chocolate is not my favourite word in the alphabet, you know that, but it doesn’t mean I don’t eat it. My big kid happens to like chocolate and I do on very rare occasions. If my big kid is going to eat chocolate, I’d like her to eat something that isn’t completely disgusting and filled with garbage.
Enter Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips. The Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips were on sale so I picked up a bag to test out. We sometimes make chocolate pancakes or chocolate chip cookies so it doesn’t hurt to have some decent chocolate at home.
Question is: are your chocolate chips made as well as these ones?
Product Review: what ingredients are in the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips?
You crave chocolate, you grab some Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips. Here’s the list of ingredients that went into the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips: fair-trade certified cocoa mass, fair-trade certified cane sugar, and fair-trade certified cocoa butter. There’s a minimum of 71% cacao in them. Ingredients are organic too, see the pic!
Can your chocolate chips make that claim?
You see, that’s what compelled me to pick up the bag of Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips. I’m not a fan of chocolate so you know I don’t particularly care how they taste. I won’t like it much anyway so for me, it’s more about the quality of the ingredients that went in to them. These Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are simply made with only a few choice organic ingredients.
I haven’t even tried the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips yet but I’m impressed.
Product Review: how do the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips taste?
I purchased Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips so I knew they wouldn’t be super sweet and would likely taste like bittersweet chocolate. My big kid, being more of a milk chocolate fan, wasn’t as fond of the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips because she found them too bitter. No surprise there. I actually liked the taste of the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips for the exact reasons that she didn’t like them. I liked that the bittersweet chocolate chips weren’t too sweet and had that bitter edge to them.
These Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are about the size of regular chocolate chips (ie. they’ re not mini chips so a little goes a long way in terms of that chocolaty punch).
At the time of this post, I’ve tried the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips plain as a snack (they’re fine!), mixed in with some dry snacks (e.g. some Cheerios, crackers, nuts and stuff), and melted with some toast and crunchy peanut butter (also yum). For someone like me who’s not a big fan of chocolate, these Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are perfectly fine as is.
Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are made well and that is by far the biggest reason to buy them if you need chocolate in your home. Sure, we all like our junky chocolate bars every so often but if you want the good stuff made with good ingredients, you really do have to do your research because not all chocolate is made equally well. Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are made with organic ingredients, they are all fair-trade certified products and that is definitely better than some of the other stuff floating around out there. I appreciate that it contains 71% cocoa and I particularly appreciate that the Camino Bittersweet chocolate chips are made with only a few choice ingredients. They’re not too sweet making them a perfect match for a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies!
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