(702) 877-4237

(702) 8-SPICES

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10AM to 7PM
Sunday 11AM to 5PM

Cocoa Powder



Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder, or Natural Cocoa Powder is made from Cacao beans, which are naturally sugar free and taste somewhat bitter in their raw form. Once you have used Natural Cocoa in your beverages and recipes, you’ll understand why chocolate was once revered and used for ceremonial purposes. There is also Dutch-process cocoa powder, which is processed with alkaline to neutralize the acidity. Ours is the Natural Cocoa version.

Cocoa, or the Cacao bean, traces its history back into the Amazon Basin area. It can be found in historical records to about 2000 BC, to the Maya and Aztec cultures in Mexico, where it was made into beverages as well as for ceremonial rituals. Once it made its way to Europe, it was adapted to both beverages, cooking recipes and made into molded confections.

Most of us are used to making hot chocolate from cocoa powder. The flavor takes us back to when everyone made their own on cold Fall and Winter nights, and not just opened a packet and added hot water. The taste can’t be compared.

There are many health studies that have been done on the power of chocolate and various health practitioners recommend that anyone interested in eating cacao for these potential health benefits use unprocessed cacao beans, nibs and powder rather than processed chocolate.

It is used in baked goods, as well as sprinkled on top of finished desserts but it also has some savory applications too. It is the secret ingredient in many competition chili recipes. It is also a key ingredient in classic Mexican moles.

If you want to try it out in a tasty recipe, then check out our Chocolately Chocolate Chip Biscotti recipe. The extreme chocolate flavor is definitely for chocolate lovers.

If you like chocolate flavor, we also carry Dark Cocoa Sugar. All the rich chocolate flavor in a flavor, ready for your sprinkling.

Ingredients: Natural Cocoa Powder, With 10-12% Cocoa Butter.

Additional information

Weight 2.000 oz
Dimensions 0.000000 × 0.000000 × 0.000000 in

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz

You may also like…

cocoa powder
Cocoa Powder