I recommend Valrhona as the greatest chocolate producer in the world. Its chocolate is chosen by many of the world’s leading pastry chefs and is available through most good specialist stores, or by mail order from the Chocolate Society in England (page 119). Failing that, I would use Lindt Excellence of Surfin, Charbonnel et Walker’s Chocolat Fondant or Cote d’Or Extra Amer. Nestlé also do a good chocolat patissier, and Callebaut’s couverture is very good where it is available, which is normally only to professional chefs.
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