It's funny how I just used any chocolate or almond paste or 'whatever' my head chef had bought over the years. Now that I find myself wanting to 'set-up' my own little commercial kitchen and buy in my base ingredients (out of my personal pocket)picking my brands and debating the costs has me looking like a deer in the headlights. It's crazy! I'm usually good at making decisions, but when you enter your own dollar into the equation my mind second guesses its' self constantly. So here I sit looking at brands of chocolate...for the millionth time. Callebaut is less expensive than the brands I've previously used and I remember many of you saying it's the brand you've chosen....soooooooooo, if you don't mind I'd like a quick second opinion, please? First I have to admit I prefer using pistols over blocks (to save time). The catalog I'm working from doesn't have there percentages (doubt there are options with pistols anyway). So does anyone have experience with their pistols and are you just as happy with it as their semi-sweet blocks? 2. Anyone have an opinion on their cocoa powder? It doesn't appear to be dutched (not labeled), it's states "22% cocoa butter, dark red color".... 3. Does anyone have experience with OCG Cacao Belgian couverture? Any opinions? 4. Most important question.....who do you buy from? Who has the best prices for the best quality? Right now I'm looking at Classic Gourmet, Midwest Imports and Eiro Source Gourmet. Can you steer me towards a better source? Thanks alot, any imput is welcome!