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Old 11-20-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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We think Penzeys has some pretty good cocoa powder. We prefer their non-akalai in that it seems to have a richer taste.
Thanks for that, I'm in the process of creating an order for Penzeys. Circling what I want!
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #12
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I've always bought what my mama had......Hershey's Cocoa (natural unsweetened) made since 1894. I use it when I bake, which is seldom, but nothing beats the recipe on the side of the box for the perfect cup of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows on top. Think I'll go make a cup right now!

PS...I just read the ingredients on the side of the box....cocoa. That's it. How refreshing.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #13
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I use Ghirardeli chocolates and cocoa for baking.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:37 PM   #14
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For baking we use Baker's chocolate. Paid through the nose for Ghirardeli and was not overly impressed (considering the price).
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #15
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I have bought Droste ($10 a box) and felt that although good, I didn't see that much difference from Hershey's, actually it was very similar to Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, and definitely not worth triple the price.

So I stick with tried and true Hershey's. It is kind of a dependable standby. And this is coming from someone who isn't particularly brand loyal.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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Droste is a Dutch alkali processed cocoa.
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