You have to bake with good chocolate. There are no substitutions. It makes all the difference in your cookies, cakes and confections. For incredible quality, that’s American made and female owned to boot, you cannot beat Guittard. It’s great for melting, dipping, adding to batters and makes the most perfect chocolate chip cookie. It’s available in most markets now, and is affordable as well. It’s become my go-to and I usually have a milk and dark variety around, plus their white chocolate rules!