Monday, July 21, 2014
Freedom Superfoods Cacao Powder Review
My review: Raw cacao powder is great for milkshakes, baking, or anywhere else you just need a protein boost. Gluten and nut free, this comes straight from cacao beans and is RAW, which separates it from cocoa powder, which is roasted. Raw cacao powder maintains all its nutrients and antioxidants from the cacao bean, most of which are broken down when the beans are roasted. That means this raw powder is a much healthier cocoa powder alternative.
To me, it tastes the same and I don't think I'd be able to tell the difference between this and dark cocoa powder! You could use cacao and cocoa powders interchangeably, but using cacao would be the much healthier option.
The powder comes in a resealable plastic bag, and a little goes a long way; I made homemade brownies with this and the recipe was much darker and richer with this cacao powder, just the way I like it! I love this powder and will be using it regularly. Next time I will try mixing it with almond butter to make "homemade Nutella" and even with some peanut butter to make "homemade Reese's spread." So delicious! This would make wonderful hot chocolate as well. Can't wait to experiment with the different recipes I can use this in.
My only complaint is that it is pretty pricey. 14 oz. is a LOT of cacao powder, but $18 is also a lot of money. I wish they sold this in smaller sizes at cheaper prices to make it more affordable.
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