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Green & Black's Organic Cocoa

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Made with finest organic fairtrade cocoa beans. / Food quality: Organic food

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      15.11.2008 23:37
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      Good quality chocolate for drinking or baking.

      Green and Blacks Cocoa that comes in a handy little cardboard tub with a resealable plastic lid. It's 100% cocoa powder made with organic Fairtrade cocoa beans. And that's it! 125g of dark deliciously chocolatey cocoa powder. No added sugars, fats or other mysterious ingredients.

      Nutritional Values per 100g:
      Energy 450kcal
      Protein 23.6g
      Carbohydrate 13.6g
      Fat 22.3g

      Instructions on the back for making one cup of cocoa:
      Mix up one teaspoon of Green and Black's organic cocoa with cold milk to make a smooth paste. Add hot milk, stirring well. Sweeten to taste.

      Well it sounds easy, but I've found it's actually a bit tricky getting this powder to dissolve and not go into little islands of bitter cocoa floating on top of my drink. The best way I've found to make this cocoa is to follow the instructions, then give it a whirr with the milk frother on my coffee machine. I've also tried my cappuccino milk frothing jug from Whittards and that works just as well.

      I've found to make a good sized cup of this, it's best to use a slightly heaped teaspoon of powder. It gives an intense chocolate flavor that's also a little on the bitter side. This would be a little too bitter for my taste, so I like to add two teaspoons of sugar. To keep down the fat levels I use skimmed milk, soya milk or a mixture of both. It makes a richly flavoured chocolate drink that isn't too cloying. Once it's all frothed up, it's great with amaretto or cinnamon sprinkles on. You can get these from Whittards.

      Because it's got no added sugar, it's a safe chocolate drink for my diabetic husband. He's not keen on sweeteners so he's happy to drink it without.

      It also states on the back of the tub that because of its wonderful chocolatey aroma it also makes the very best cakes and desserts. Recipes can be found on their website: www.greenandblacks.com

      At £1.61 from Tesco it's not the cheapest of cocoas, but it's got a more intense chocolate flavor than any other I've had, and it gives me my chocolate fix without too much fat. That means I can have a cookie...

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