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Old 03-26-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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ISO best price on mail order cocoa powder

I am assembling some things to have shipped to China in a few weeks and am trying to find an online shop that sells baking cocoa powder: read discount, cheap, bargain but reasonable taste

I have googled on this topic and keep getting only gourmet or organic products that sell for quite a bit. 2 years ago, in Portland Oregon, I bought cocoa powder in bulk in a supermarket for about US$2 a pound.

Any suggestions?

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Old 03-26-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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What's wrong with Hershey's? It has served Mexican, Canadian and American cooks and bakers for more than a century. For quality at an inexpensive price, it can't be beat!
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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Try Amazon if you want an online source, otherwise I agree with Selkie, pick up some Hershey's at the grocery store.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Price of cocoa has risen sharply in the last year or so.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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If Hershey's wont work (I actually really like Hershey's) have you checked out Penzy's? Their prices are reasonable, maybe not really cheap but the quality is there.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:19 AM   #6
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If Hershey's wont work (I actually really like Hershey's) have you checked out Penzy's? Their prices are reasonable, maybe not really cheap but the quality is there.
I like Penzeys but their cocoa is up to around $8 per pound.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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I like Penzeys but their cocoa is up to around $8 per pound.
Here an 8 oz. can of Hershey's is $3.29 a can, so that puts it around $6.60 a pound. So Penzy's at $7.50-$8.70 per pound isn't that much more expensive. Far less expensive than "gourmet brands", such as Droste wich comes in around $16-$18 per pound
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
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Thanks! A friend of mine mentioned that he can get generic cocoa powder at his grocery store - bulk bins - for about $4 per pound :)
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