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I'm used to buying European chocolate (i.e. higher cocoa content, less soy and fats) for about 12 to 16 baht per 100g, in Thailand it's way more expensive, especially for higher cocoa content.

Is there any special place where chocolate is cheaper? share your secret !!

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I'm used to pay 100 bahts or more here for 100g. Actually not much more than in Europe i think, for quality. It last me a few days.

So i guess, with no offense, that either you are broke, either a serious consumer...

Maybe consider import via container ? 😜

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22 minutes ago, asiacurious said:

1kg of 58% or 70% Dark Chocolate coins is about 400TH...

 

No more overpriced 100g bars of fine chocolate from the grocery stores!

He may be disappointed.  The OP is used to paying less than B160 per kilo for his European chocolate so B400 per kilo of baking chocolate (which tastes nothing like 'normal' chocolate) is hardly a bargain for him.

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22 minutes ago, Bob A Kneale said:

He may be disappointed.  The OP is used to paying less than B160 per kilo for his European chocolate so B400 per kilo of baking chocolate (which tastes nothing like 'normal' chocolate) is hardly a bargain for him.

Maybe, maybe not.  Some of it is better than the imported Lindt chocolate that's sold at places like Tesco.  Some of it is about the same.  Also, it's baking chocolate because of the form that it's sold in (500g to 10kg bags of coins or large blocks), not because it's inferior to the small 100g wrapped in foil retail packages.

 

I should have mentioned....  They have (or at least they had before the Covid situation) sample jars for each chocolate so you could sample everything before buying.  If they still do samples, you can taste before you spend. 

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My local tesco had 200g own brand bars (5 types) for around 30baht a fortnight ago whereas normally they're 100g/85 bhat or thereabouts.

HTH

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I guess cheapest normal priced will be in Big C Extra. The Casino chocolate bars. Though obviously not as cheap as any special offers around currently.

 

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

It'd have to be refrigerated.

Western chocolate has a lower melting point than Asian chocolate.

They have to use different oils in the the chocolate bars.

who doesnt refrigerate chocolate?

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22 minutes ago, n00dle said:

who doesnt refrigerate chocolate?

It’s not really good for it. But may be unavoidable in Thailand.

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3 hours ago, BritManToo said:

It'd have to be refrigerated.

Western chocolate has a lower melting point than Asian chocolate.

They have to use different oils in the the chocolate bars.

 

right, chocolate taste here reminds me of the taste in australia, kind of waxy, i dont like the taste so dont eat it. i brought some minstrels from home (because the hard sugar coating prevents it becoming a melted mass)  for friend's children, the taste blew their minds!

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