Saturday, July 26, 2014
Raw Organic Cacao Powder from Freedom Superfoods
Today we're going to look at another type of cocoa from the company Freedom Superfoods. Are all cocoa created equal? No, actually they aren't and this goes beyond merely being Dutched or not. This Pure Raw Cacao Powder from Freedom Superfoods is different in two ways -- it is certified organic and it is raw which in the case of cocoa means that it was not initially processed under high temperature. As I pointed out in an article a week and a half ago, how exactly it is processed isn't standardized or legally dictated so consumer be aware. If you order this product from the links provided you will get a small eCookbook as well so I prepared two of the recipes to test both the raw cacao powder and the booklet to see if they created treats of equal quality to using traditionally processed cocoa powder.
The recipes I tried were hit and miss but the greatest problem with the eCookbook is that the recipes lack pan size information. For example how many cupcakes should that recipe make? 6, 12, 18? Which pan do I prepare for the brownies? 8 X 8, 9 X 9, or 13 X 9? This makes a big difference especially with cooking times and in planning what you might be baking for. The recipes also asked for a few non-standard pantry items like flax, spelt, and coconut oil.
The raw cacao itself wasn't a problem, if I'd had time I imagine it would have performed exactly like last week's test product -- different brands, same product really. I'll continue to use this in the future so when I do I'll be sure to mention it so you can check it out again. If you'd like to try out this raw cacao powder from Freedom Superfoods and to help out The Chocolate Cult, you can click on the image below or use the links elsewhere in this post to order it through the company's preferred link.
There you have it, Sisters and Brothers, our testing of the Pure Raw Cacao Powder from Freedom Superfoods. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for nearly free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.