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  • Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with subtle vanilla notes creates the ultimate chocolate experience
  • Multi-dimensional notes of slight fruit and spice with a fragrant cocoa finish
  • Flavorful blend of two cacao bean varietals
  • Fair Trade Certified beans ethically sourced from West Africa, Central America, and South America
  • Crafted with all-natural ingredients to showcase the natural terroir and post-harvest practices
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Specs
Cacao Percentage 51-60%
Chocolate Style Regular
Flavor Semi-Sweet
Gluten Free Yes
Made in America Yes
Package Size 6.6 lb.
Type Melting Wafers

Details

The Guittard 6.6 lb. La Premiere Etoile 58% semisweet wafers have been carefully made from bean to cocoa, crafted with generations of French artisan chocolate-making experience. With a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, subtle vanilla notes, multi-dimensional notes of slight fruity and spicy, and a fragrant cocoa finish, these wafers are made with all-natural ingredients to showcase the natural terroir and post-harvest practices. When making these wafers, Guittard only uses a special blend of Fair Trade certified cacao beans with respect to Mother Nature, transforming the natural beauty of cacao into uniform chocolate discs. For further improvements on their chocolate's flavor and quality, Guittard continuously works with the government and local organizations in the cacao's country of origin, protecting the natural flavor profiles of the regions' cacao to ensure the unique taste and aroma for all of their chocolates.

Monitoring every step in the chocolate making process is essential for Guittard as they pride themselves on achieving the most natural flavor profile, ensuring eco-friendly and long-lasting growing practices, and equality for all of their growers. For the La Premiere Etoile wafers, Guittard chose the two specific cacao bean varietals of Forastero and Trinitario, with their roots growing in West Africa, Central America, and South America. Guittard then invests in various ways of naturally fermenting cacao beans to develop certain flavor characteristics, and then sun drying beans that are specifically raked in traditional drying patterns. From there, the beans are shipped to Guittard's state-of-the-art headquarters in California to finish the carefully curated process of turning naturally grown cacao into Guittard's famous chocolate.

Essential for any bakery, chocolate shop, or restaurant, cafe, and gelateria that uses the finest products, these wafers are more than an ingredient: they are the multi-dimensional element that takes your recipe to the next level. Temper these wafers to create the perfect set, snap, and shine to coat your truffles, fresh fruits, or to create chocolate masterpieces to adorn cakes or make into showpieces. Melt the wafers to use as an ingredient when baking airy souffles, spongy cakes, rich ganache, silky pastry cream, or smooth ice cream. Or, roughly chop these wafers for the ultimate chocolate chunks to fold into your batters for signature, premium baked goods.

For five generations, Guittard has been endlessly evolving their artisanal craft to bring the most flavorful, sustainable, and socially responsible chocolate to the industry. During the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800's, Etienne Guittard discovered the demand his chocolate garnered among the wealthy chocolate miners and, with his newfound passion, grew his business into a leader in the chocolate industry. Through their stewardship, Guittard has donated funding, time, and product to community projects across America, worked to continually reduce their environmental impact, and empowered their cacao growers in order to obtain a chocolate that contains optimal flavor, quality, and value. At Guittard, their chocolate not only enhances flavor profiles, but helps them unite the world through social responsibility, sustainability, and equality. It's true what they say: chocolate cures all.

  • Fair Trade Certification

    Fair Trade Certification

    This item was produced in accordance with the standards of International Fair Trade.

  • Gluten-Free

    Gluten-Free

    This item is gluten-free per the manufacturer.

  • Non-GMO

    Non-GMO

    This item does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

  • Nut-Free

    Nut-Free

    This product does not contain tree nuts or peanuts.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Orthodox Union Dairy Kosher

    Orthodox Union Dairy Kosher

    This item is certified dairy Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

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