CACAO POWDER IS IMMENSELY VERSATILE
This cold pressed cacao powder is a soft and full-bodied multitasker that works in all types of cooking and baking.
Prepare traditional hot cocoa by mixing cacao powder with the liquid of your choice. Almond or oat milk are a perfect combination! Sweeten the drink with coconut sugar and add spices such as vanilla or cardamom. Brew a hot cup of cocoa and be inspired by the different ways to use cacao – it’s surprisingly versatile!
Cacao powder is perfect for baking – add cacao powder to cakes, pies and pastries. Icings, doughs and decorations are all created easily and deliciously from cacao powder. Mix cacao powder into smoothies, it is especially delicious with banana!
Cacao powder is an excellent pair in savoury cooking. Yes, that is correct! In many countries cacao powder is used in marinades and spice rubs. Sauces and both meat and vegetable pot dishes are prepared with cacao.
The history of our Criollo variety cocoa beans take us to the depths of the Amazonian rainforest, where small family farmers grow cacao beans sustainably and according to ethical guidelines. Cultivation methods are developed by providing training and an optimal setting for cacao farming, and our sourcing partners are in close cooperation with the farming communities. This way, the farmers are guaranteed a fair wage, and their children are able to go to school. This ensures that typical problems of mass production, including child labour, are better supervised.
Our sourcing partners are responsible for execution of the education, health care and other supporting functions that create wellbeing in the farming communities. The Organic Certificate ensures that the environment, people and animals are treated just and fair. Our partners have the SPP Certification that ensures funds for the children’s schooling and enables supervising guideline compliance.
PREPARATION OF OUR CACAO POWDER
Ripe cacao beans are fermented for 4-5 days, during which the aromas of cacao develop and they turn from a shade of purple to a lovely brown. After fermentation the beans are dried, after which they are ready for use and further processed into cacao powder. Cacao powder is a versatile ingredient that you can use in almost all types of cooking.
Raw, organic, gluten free, dairy free. No additives or preservatives.
Packaged in a factory that processes nuts (cashew, Brazil nut, pecan, pistachio, macadamia, hazel and walnuts), almonds, sesame seeds and whey protein (from milk).