Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder 100% Cocoa Extra Brute, 2.2 lb
- Ideal product for mousses, creams, ice-creams, sorbets, confectionery coverings, decoration
- Large 2.2 lb family size bag
- Made by one of Europe's most renowned chocolatiers
- 100% cocoa
- Premium quality cocoa powder
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Size: 1kg (2.2lbs)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is MUCH better than Droste (which, in my opinion, is tasteless)-
It is better than Penzys, slightly better than Double-Dutch Dark from King Arthur, but not as good as Bensdorp.
I use this stuff *exclusively* to make hot cocoa, using 2% milk and either dark brown sugar or blue agave syrup, depending on my mood. Trust me; I'll NEVER go back to regular cocoa again. The dark chocolate contains more antioxidants and is more flavorful than the bleached Hershey's offerings, and I use less than half the sugar one would normally put in cocoa (about two tablespoons per 10oz mug).
My recipe: Into 12oz warm milk (just past drinking temperature, NEVER boiled) add two tablespoons dark cocoa powder, and 1-2 tablespoons (level) dark brown sugar (to taste) OR one tablespoon agave syrup. Stir. Add vanilla or cinnamon if desired (not required).
A much healthier, and MUCH TASTIER alternative to the powder packets on sale at the supermarket.
Starbucks wishes it had cocoa this good. **IT DOESN'T**
If you want a reasonably priced cocoa that compares well to the best cocoa, this is the cocoa to get. Sure, if money were no object, I would get Valrhona, but this cocoa is what I keep in my pantry. I give it 4 stars because it is not the very best, but honest, it is great cocoa, and you will not be disappointed. It is not overly-dutched, and thus not too bitter. The color is excellent, and will give you cakes and frosting that are almost black in color.
Update on 02/16/2013
Due to Amazon pricing for bulk (3kg) purchases, Valrhona ends up being competitively priced (Extra Brute is $26/kg and Valrhona is $25/kg), so it is a no-brainer - get the Valrhona. However, if you have access to a local store that sells Extra Brute at reasonable prices (Qzina had it for $16/kg in south Florida), I would get the Extra Brute. But again, at Amazon-only prices, you would be a fool not to get Valrhona.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I keep coming back for this! Deep rich flavor, nice and complex. One of the best cacao powders Ive tasted.Published 6 days ago by suzann nicole
This product is simply superb. I use it to make chocolate and chocolate/coffee shakes in my VitaMix Blender, and it has the richest, most delicious flavor. Just perfect. Read morePublished 15 days ago by C. H. Newton
My favorite cocoa powder for cakes! I've been using this for years. The cakes I bake with this smell so delicious and has dark gorgeous color. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RT