As a Pastry Chef I have used so many brands of cocoas as you can imagine from raw cacao to Natural Cocoas, to Dutch Process cocoas.
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This is a Natural Cocoa (that tastes like Dutch Process) and is not processed like Dutch Process cocoas that have lost their nutrients while having the solubility, smoothness and fat content that Dutch Process cocoas have.
Here is the description from Santa Barbara.
- NATURAL COCOA – NO ALKALIZATION
- PREMIUM COCOA COMES FROM PREMIUM COCOA BEANS
- KOSHER COCOA
- NO ADDED FILLER
- LOW ASH CONTENT
Deep Red Chocolate Cocoa
Deep red color and a warm finish are the reasons why our cocoa is the choice of professionals. With a low ash content you get pure cacao flavor. We have achieved this remarkable cocoa powder by selecting premium ripe cacao, sun drying the cocoa beans and roasting to perfection. This is a premium cocoa powder and a natural cocoa powder. This is the remarkable achievement that we have developed such a beautiful red color without alkalization. You’ve never had cocoa powder like this before and once you do, you’ll be hooked.
Santa Barbara Chocolate Rainforest Cacao and Cocoa Powder blends are of exotic origin. All exclusive blends, ethically traded adhering to the highest standards of quality. Our cocoa powders are not loaded up with fillers or ash. A tablespoon of our rainforest exclusive cocoa powder will offer a bigger flavor impact and satisfying taste. Perfect for all baking recipes, smoothies, hot chocolate drinks, frostings, cakes and brownies our cocoa powders are smooth, unsweetened pure cocoa goodness.