I am a relatively new cookie business. I am trying to cut down on my food costs. I am thinking of switching from Plugra butter ($100 for 36 lbs.) to another brand ($66 for 30 lbs.) Both unsalted. Do you think anyone will be able to tell the difference. I'd rather get a less expensive butter than switch out my Callebaut chocolate chips.
Also, I use Valhrona cocoa. Frightfully expensive. Thoughts on a comparable brand; i.e., Bendsdorp(sp), Cargill, Callebaut, etc. I would appreciate any and all input. Thanks so much.