40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2009
I buy this product often but as a single option at 10oz for $12.99 this is totally overpriced. If they bundle into a package and get this down to roughly $5.99/can then it rivals the Ghiradelli shop online site. We use this to make homemade mocha coffees with our Cuisinart burr grinder. That combo plus a few syrups has saved us a fortune - but avoid this overpriced option from Amazon.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2011
I was looking for a nice cocoa to buy from Amazon but I can get this exact same item at my already-overpriced local health food shop for $4.79. The suggested retail price on the one I bought at the store says $5.99 so all I can assume is that Amazon simply has the price wrong on this item. How could it possibly be over $12? Maybe they could send three for that price.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2010
Over the years, I have tried various brands of unsweetened cocoa powder to use in baking and for mixing in my morning coffee. Ghirardelli's "Natural Unsweetened Cocoa" has become my number one cocoa of choice. It has a very rich flavor and is finely ground so it mixes readily.
I purchase approximately one cannister each month from my local Whole Foods market, where the price has been $4.99 per 10-ounce/283-gram container for some time now. The price for the very same item on Amazon's website (actually one of their resellers) is currently way too much for the product. Hopefully Amazon (or their reseller) will price the product more reasonably, as have other grocery retailers.
Nonetheless, Ghirardelli's "Natural Unsweetened Cocoa" is an excellent product.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2009
Once I used Ghirardelli's unsweetened baking cocoa I have never gone back to any other brand. The flavor is rich, pure and really captures the essence of what chocolate is SUPPOSED to taste like. Compared to other brands like Hershey's and Nestle, Ghirardelli's cocoa is much, much darker which surprised me a little. I have tried to use other brands since, but their flavors don't even come close to comparing. Maybe I'm a chocolate snob, but I can't use any other cocoa (not to mention chocolate chips) now besides this one.
The only downside is that the unsweetened cocoa is very difficult to find. Ghirardelli does sell it through their website however. ([...]) I highly recommend this product. But be warned - you might not be able to go back to the other cheap stuff!
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2005
Ever since my curiosity was piqued at the tender age of two, when I, while pretending to nap, witnessed my (very pregnant) mother wolfing down milk chocolate Hershey Bars, I have been obsessed with chocolate. By the time I started school, I knew that every single member of my family --- siblings, parents, grandparents, and cousins --- was afflicted with chocoholicism. As an adult, I realized that this trait must be genetically dominant, since all of my children, and each of my nieces and nephews, has no willpower when confronted by the presence of "C". Thank heavens that modern medicine has made us aware that this is not a disease, but merely an ultra-healthy yearning to keep antioxidants flowing into our bodies at a rate adequate to maintain our physical well-being, psychological balance, and generally off-beat sense of humor!
Since I am the premier baker of this extended family (Look, I see no reason to affect false modesty here! Each of my closest relatives will readily admit to having been born with serious kitchen-utensil-and-cookbook-direction-reading impairment.), my kitchen must be stocked at all times with multiple cans of Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa and several bags of Ghiradelli chocolate chips, both semi-sweet and double-chocolate. These items provide the essence of my chocolate cakes; frostings, fillings, ganaches, glazes, and fudge; brownies; cookies; puddings; and Mexican "mole" sauces. No other brand of chocolate, at any price, comes close to the taste and finish of Ghiradelli.
Hint: for cakes, brownies, and buttercreams, instead of just baking chocolate or just cocoa, try using equivalent parts cocoa (dissolved in hot coffee, milk, or cream) and melted double-chocolate chips. I consider 1/4 cup packed and then sifted cocoa to provide taste equivalent to about 2/3 cup double-chocolate chips.
ENJOY! ------ Beth Baker
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa, 10 oz great product I always use Ghirardella chocolate product/Taste and quality you can always count on. My friends and family always compliment my chocolate baked goods
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2012
I have tried different cocoa powders and I found the one with Ghirardelli. It makes the best chocolate cakes, fluffy and tasty. I'd recommend it to everyone I know.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2013
I've been trying to maintain a healthier diet, and I currently use 2 tablespoons of this powder, 2 cups of boiled water, and a lot of maple syrup to make my own bittersweet hot cocoa now, in order to get my "sweets" fix of the day. :) (Hopefully I'll get creative soon and start mixing this cocoa powder with some organic milk or even make some of my own whipped topping, but I haven't gotten there yet). I thought that I was going to prefer Hershey's "Special Dark" to Ghiradelli's, but I actually like Ghiradelli's better because it's less bitter tasting than Hershey's "Special Dark" in my opinion, and it provides more beneficial antioxidants since it's unsweetened cocoa in its purest form. I've also occasionally mixed some of this powder in my coffee in the morning with some cinnamon. Overall, it's a great choice for making hot cocoa, and it's probably excellent for baking as well, although I've personally never used it for baking.