- 1 teaspoon cacao powder, stirred until dissolved in
- 150ml boiling water
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 100ml milk of choice (we used almond milk)
The overall winner for both cooking with and making hot chocolate was this one: Cacao Gold by Power Super Foods. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive of the brands tried, but I seriously think it's worth it if you want a full bodied flavour, and a much 'smoother' and richer hot chocolate. It's that much better than the others that I don't think I can go back!
We all agreed on a tie for 'last place' between Loving Earth and Honest to Goodness. Now, don't get me wrong- I can't actually fault these products. They are both organic, raw cacao powder, and I've been using one of them for years. It's just that the Power Super Foods options are slightly more robust and provide a smoother finish.
Honestly, though, if you're using any of these in baking, I don't think you can tell the difference.
I hope that helps! Thanks again to Shop Naturally for the fun of a new excuse to consume chocolate. Shop Naturally offers you my book'Friendly Food for Chocoholics' at a discounted rate if you spend $30 or $50 on grocery items in their online store. A great excuse to get more chocolate into your life!
Soon I'll be reviewing a wonderful range of coconut oils. Stay tuned!
Oxfam have a wonderful range of Fair Trade Chocolate and SO many other goodies, ensuring fair wages and working conditions for those creating your treats.