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Scharffen Berger Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, 6-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 2)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2012
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What a joy when I read about that! The only problem is finding a way to add chocolate to my diet without all the extraneous sugars that are NOT so healthy. In the past I have tried various higher percentage chocolates and found the Scharffen Berger bars to be excellent, so when I decided to get some cocoa powder this is one of the three I decided to try.

For my purposes I have been mixing it in with a small amount of dairy to add to coffee. Turns out this makes an excellent chocolate coffee. I do the mixing at the bottom of the cup and spend some needed time making sure it's blended, and then add the coffee after that. Very good and I get to call it healthy.

Using the unsweetened powder allows to add only the barest sweetner of choice--suit to taste so to speak.

The other thing I've used it for is to mix up a bit of cream, the chocolate and a tiny bit of Splenda...blend it up in a bowl with a spoon until it thickens a bit and then it's a great strawberry dip. Again, I pretend this is health food--and really as desserts go, it's not so bad if you are more interested in the science behind carbs vs fats (but that is a whole different topic).

In any case, of the unsweetened chocolate poweders I've tried so far...this one is the best product in terms of taste when making my coffee--it's good enough to keep me away from the coffee shop where the drinks are pricey and full of sugar.

Recommended!!

JTG

eta: this is not 'dutch processed' so the healthy benefits remain intact.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2012
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I have to say that I was very surprised that this cocoa powder was as good as it is. I went to look for the best rated chocolate from Cook's Illustrated mag, and for whatever reason I decided to try this one. It is way better then the one I had wanted at the beginning of my search and also bought. With the two next to each other this one has no bitter after taste and is very mellow yet deep and the one I will buy from now on.
Sometimes "out on a limb" works.
Katii
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
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This hot chocolate is the best homemade cocoa I have tasted. It is as good as the hot chocolate you can get in Europe
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2013
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Tried this cocoa for the first time because I knew Scharffen Berger chocolate was some of the best. For natural cocoa, it's the best I've used. Not being Dutch processed, natural cocoa is usually bitter and acidic, but this stuff is incredibly smooth. I haven't tried it in unbaked goods yet and I suppose that will be the ultimate test for natural cocoa, but the brownies I made with it were unbelievable! The only reason I docked a star was the container. The opening is smaller than the top which makes pouring, or scooping the cocoa difficult and messy. The top rim traps cocoa and trying to get the last bit out of the canister is almost impossible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2011
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This cocoa powder adds a depth to cakes, etc. that just can't be explained easily -- you have to try it! I buy it as gifts for friends/family who are baking/chocolate enthusiasts -- everyone always loves and appreciates it!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2011
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I love this cocoa, the best!!
May be a bit pricey but well worth the cost. Plus a little goes a long way.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2011
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I have to admit, I'm a chocoholic. I'm an avid baker and this cocoa made the most delicious, deeply chocolate cupcakes for my husband's birthday. He was very pleased and he's probably my toughest critic. The flavor is rich, decadent, and so satisfying! I love that the ingredients are natural. I do wish the price was lower, but don't pass this up because it's expensive. I won't bake with any other cocoa from now on!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2012
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Wonderfully rich and smooth; I will definitely order it again.
Try 2 Tablespoons cocoa mixed in a blender with 1 - 1.5 sliced frozen
bananas and a cup or so of coffee - fabulous. Add plain greek yogurt
for some protein and you're set!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
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I've been using Hershey's Cocoa to bake chocolate muffins and when I recently ran out, I decided to check if Amazon had cocoa powder on Subscribe & Save and found Scharffen Berger. It's more expensive than the Hershey's Cocoa 8 oz canisters that I've been buying for around $3 but the good reviews really made me want to try it. I'm so glad I did because it did not disappoint! The chocolate is rich and my chocolate muffins turned out perfectly moist and delicious! The best part is that the ingredients are all natural. :) I definitely won't be going back to Hershey's Cocoa.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2013
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I have been trying many different brands of chocolate and cocoa. With this cocoa I found the one that best suites my taste and needs.

This cocoa has a very bold and full bodied chocolate flavor which blends perfectly with several different sweeteners as well as coffee for a delicious mocha.

The cocoa powder doesn't blend easily with cold water or milk, but then no other cocoa powder ever does. But this one does blend easily when the water or milk is hot.

It is difficult enough for diabetics to find delicious sweet stuff. So, here is my sugar free mocha recipe:
Every morning I start with making myself an espresso in a tall mug.
Add a tablespoon of Sharffen Berger's unsweetened Cocoa and mix vigorously until blended.
Add sweetener to taste (I use Truvia) and a pinch of cinnamon (sometimes I go wild and add just a little bit of cayenne pepper as well. Sounds weird? Don't knock it until you tried it!).
Finally add milk to fill up the mug and microwave until hot.
In just a few minutes I have a delicious mocha that Starbucks will never be able to match.

Recommended!
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