Having a hard time finding chocolate chips where you are? I’ve never had a problem in the US or Canada, but in Mexico and South America, it has seemed more like a scavenger hunt!
I’ve learned that in Latin American countries, chocolate chips usually are not found with baking items. Instead, they are almost always with candy — sometimes in the candy aisle of the grocery store and sometimes in candy stores. It usually takes a bit of digging as I’ve almost always found them under or behind something else!Don’t despair even if you don’t find them. I’ve never been anywhere that I couldn’t get plain chocolate bars and simply chop them up with a knife. While it can be hard to get semi-sweet chocolate bars (which is the type of chocolate used in chocolate chips), I’ve found that both milk chocolate and dark chocolate substitute well.
Yes, the taste is a little different, but the resulting treat is still good. After all, is there really such a thing as bad chocolate?