Like the Chocolate Shaver
we featured yesterday, this Chocolate/Ice Chipper - a wicked-looking instrument! - is a fairly limited-use tool in the kitchen. But if you do a lot of baking with chocolate, it can be very useful.
It's sturdier than a fork, and it's made to shave off delicious bits of chocolate for garnishes. It can also break high-quality bars into chocolate chips, as recommended by Dorie Greenspan yesterday.There are some additional uses for a chocolate chipper, though; these are great for flaking ice into smaller chunks and bits. Do you use a chocolate/ice chipper?
The model above is only available in bulk for restaurants and other food professionals. They're available through Minnesota Ice Picks for $3.79 apiece. You can also buy a comparable model through Amazon for $5.95.