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Sunday, April 10, 2016
(Product Review) Organic Raw Cacao/ Cocoa Powder - Best 100% Dark Chocolate Taste - Pure, Unsweetened, Non-Alkalized, Gluten Free, Vegan & Fair Trade Certified 1lb/ 16oz Bulk
I love chocolate, and especially dark chocolate, so this Organic Raw Cacao/ Cocoa Powder - Best 100% Dark Chocolate Taste - Pure, Unsweetened, Non-Alkalized, Gluten Free, Vegan & Fair Trade Certified 1lb/ 16oz Bulk was something that I was very anxious to try. I was not disappointed.
This product comes in a heavy duty re-sealable stand up pouch which contains a full pound of this organic raw cacao powder. Reading the label, I found that it is 100%pure cacao with no sweeteners or additives. It is pure, natural, unsweetened, non-alkalized, unprocessed, gluten free and vegan, and that it is cold pressed in small batches in an FDA approved facility. As soon as I opened the pouch I knew I was going to love it just from the aroma, but the taste is also very important.
I first tested this by making a batch of hot chocolate from it. I heated my milk and stirred a tablespoon full of this cacao powder into the milk. I added just a small amount of sugar until the taste was suitable. It was delicious. It tasted very fresh and chocolaty, and really satisfied my chocolate cravings. I later tried this in a smoothie. It made a delicious chocolate and peanut butter smoothie, that was simply wonderful. I have used it in several other ways so far.
You can use it in raw or cooked recipes, although cooking it can tend to lower some of the added health benefits that cacao powder provides. Even so, I loved the brownies that I baked with this, and am confident that most people would enjoy this product in either raw or cooked recipes as well. If you have never tried raw cacao powder, I suggest you give it a try. You won't be sorry.
Although I was offered this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my fair and honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes. Questions and comments are welcomed.