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Old 18-04-2005, 02:32 AM
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Default ISO Van Houton chocolate BARS?

I have seen Van Houton brand hot chocolate around, but I am looking for
a chocolate bar of this brand. I had it in Singapore about 5 years ago
or so, and have searched the internet with no luck. I would say this
bar is on par with Cadbury's Dairy Milk, and was displayed alongside
these bars in a blue wrapper. Any help appreciated,

Jennifer


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Old 18-04-2005, 03:00 AM
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nimbex wrote:
I have seen Van Houton brand hot chocolate around, but I am looking
for a chocolate bar of this brand. I had it in Singapore about 5
years ago or so, and have searched the internet with no luck. I
would say this bar is on par with Cadbury's Dairy Milk, and was
displayed alongside these bars in a blue wrapper. Any help
appreciated,

Jennifer


It's Van Houten, not Houton, IIRC, which might help an internet search. I
used to eat their milk chocolate in the Netherlands. (I think it's MUCH
better than Cadbury's Dairy Milk, myself) I used to see it in the North East
USA, but don't recall doing so in recent years. Good luck in your search.


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Old 18-04-2005, 07:02 PM
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Thank you, this was an aha! moment.
For anyone who is interested, I found that the Barry Callebaut group
owns Van Houten. From the site vanhoutenvending.com I only found hot
cocoa mixes. The only other thing I found was a wholesale distributor
site that sells chucks and such of the Van Houten brand. I have the
feeling that the bars are no longer made. : (

I agree about it being better than the cadbury too.

Thank you for your help,
Jennifer

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Old 18-04-2005, 10:54 PM
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nimbex wrote:
Thank you, this was an aha! moment.
For anyone who is interested, I found that the Barry Callebaut group
owns Van Houten. From the site vanhoutenvending.com I only found hot
cocoa mixes. The only other thing I found was a wholesale distributor
site that sells chucks and such of the Van Houten brand. I have the
feeling that the bars are no longer made. : (

I agree about it being better than the cadbury too.

Thank you for your help,
Jennifer


I'm quite sure they're still available--I just had one a few months ago when
I was in Singapore. I would guess they have a limited distribution--not
available in the US, most likely. If you take a look at
http://www.networkfoods.com/products.htm, you can see a picture of a Van
Houten Roast Almond bar somewhere in there. They have an e-mail link if you
want to ask them if where the bars are available. But from their site, it's
only available in the Middle East, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

There's also http://www.haranosur.com/subCatProdS...sp?subCatId=98 for
on-line ordering--but only within India, from what I can tell--oops.

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nimbex wrote:
Thank you, this was an aha! moment.
For anyone who is interested, I found that the Barry Callebaut group
owns Van Houten. From the site vanhoutenvending.com I only found hot
cocoa mixes. The only other thing I found was a wholesale
distributor site that sells chucks and such of the Van Houten brand.
I have the feeling that the bars are no longer made. : (

I agree about it being better than the cadbury too.

Thank you for your help,
Jennifer


I'm quite sure they're still available--I just had one a few months
ago when I was in Singapore. I would guess they have a limited
distribution--not available in the US, most likely. If you take a
look at http://www.networkfoods.com/products.htm, you can see a
picture of a Van Houten Roast Almond bar somewhere in there. They
have an e-mail link if you want to ask them if where the bars are
available. But from their site, it's only available in the Middle
East, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.
There's also
http://www.haranosur.com/subCatProdS...sp?subCatId=98 for on-line
ordering--but only within India, from what I can tell--oops.

rona

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had people who really wanted to live in Europe, but didn't have the
energy to go back. We call them Canadians." ---Grover Norquist in
Newsweek, November 22, 2004





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Old 26-04-2005, 04:00 AM
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Thanks for finding this, I am glad they still exist! I suppose I will
try to find out if they manufacture them somewhere in Europe. I guess
finding a chocolate bar would be as good as a reason as any to go back
to Singapore (in my dreams). Thanks so much for your help.

Jennifer

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Old 02-05-2005, 05:56 AM
 
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widely available here in the Philippines. Low quality stuff. maybe they
have different formulations for different markets. It's common here for
chocolate to be adulterated with palm oil.....

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widely available here in the Philippines. Low quality stuff. maybe they
have different formulations for different markets. It's common here for
chocolate to be adulterated with palm oil.....



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