These callets are small discs of chocolate. They are a standard size (about 1/6 of an ounce each) so it's extremely easy to measure out the chocolate you need for a recipe. If it calls for 3 ounces of chocolate, just count out 18 callets and you're done. No weighing, no chopping.
These are so easy to pour into a saucepan and melt for dipping candy and fruit, or for brownies. These callets have singlehandedly made Katharine Hepburn's brownies a more frequent occurrence in my household! The chocolate is inexpensive; this isn't the highest quality of the finest French chocolate. But it's still rich and very good. I don't remember how much these 8-ounce bags cost (can anyone help me out?) but I don't think they are more than $3 apiece. They're a fabulous pantry staple for bakers and cooks — especially ones who, like me, don't like the mess of chopping chocolate. Have you tried these callets? What do you think of them? Related: Good Product: Callebaut Couverture Callets (Images: Faith Durand)