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Not just for cooking and baking, but it's a health food in it's own right!
on April 23, 2012
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.
eta: this is not 'dutch processed' so the healthy benefits remain intact.