Certified Organic Cocoa Powder
This is a nice product. Good flavor and miscibility. I don't eat chocolate --- desserts, candy, snacks, et al, so I never have it around. However, after reading so much about the positive health benefits of Natural Unsweetened Cocoa, I decided to give this product a try. It's not that I don't enjoy good chocolate flavor; it's just that I don't want to consume all the sugar and "stuff" that accompanies cocoa / chocolate in nearly all its commercial forms.
I have always found that NOW Foods does a very good job, perhaps the best of any company overall that I know of, on all their liquid and powder products, including nutritional supplements, foods, and cosmetics, and this Certified Organic Cocoa Powder is no exception.
I add 1 heaping tsp of this Organic Cocoa Powder to one of my "healthy drinks" each day (it doesn't matter which one; it works fine in any of them), and it is excellent. I see no reason why I won't keep on using it for all the positive nutritional contributions I continually read about.
Also, just as a fun side bar: This is one of my 'secret ingredients' in my famous 14 ingredient Chili Powder, as well as a little extra in my National Award Winning Aztec Chili (the recipe for which you can find here on Swanson's website.).
September 27, 2013
This is the best value around. Not only is the taste excellent but the quantity for the price can't be beat. I use this organic cocoa to flavor plain protein powders in drinks and smoothies. Highly recommend you try it.
August 12, 2013
I typically use raw cacao powder, but decided to try this. It tastes great and works well in my recipes. If you are thinking of buying it, don't hesitate. You won't be disappointed.
August 7, 2013
Great organic cocoa
I am trying to replace everything I can with organic. I use this in my smoothies and it tastes great. I feel good knowing that it is better for me than what I can buy in the grocery store.
June 28, 2013
Although I luv this product, I only wish it would state the percentage of cocoa as does my dark chocolate bars. It is versatile but I am still looking for a dark cocoa about 85% cocoa.
June 16, 2013
This is the best cocoa I have tried. I love that it is GMO-free & tastes great in my no bakes!
March 25, 2013
I use this for baking, frying my eggs, and for oil pulling every morning. I appreciate that it comes in a glass jar.
March 29, 2012
I make smoothies with it and it tastes great!
March 29, 2012
Hot Chocolate Drink
1 heaped tsp. NOW Cocoa Powder, a large squeeze NOW Agave Nectar, stir well. Add hot organic milk and enjoy. Mmmmm! Heaven.
December 19, 2011
NOW he can have cocoa !
For years we thought my husband was allergic to chocolate. When I saw NOW organic cocoa powder, I got an idea that maybe there were some impurities in the chocolate he had eaten in the past ... or that it was processed with something he was allergic to and talked him into taking a chance... I developed my own brownie recipe using NOW products and he gets chocolate when ever he wants now... and IT'S GOOD FOR HIM!! I trust NOW for quality . and Swanson for value..
November 27, 2011
Price is good, but tastes awful
The price is very good, but the taste of this cocoa powder is not for me. And be careful not to inhale any of it while opening the box - it will burn your throat and lungs for hours.
April 30, 2011
Now has a great price for this organic cocoa powder. I put a teaspoon in my coffee every morning and it is delicious, sweetened with vanilla agave or honey. I look forward to my "healthy mocha".
March 6, 2011
Makes great cocoa and mochas. Highly recommended. LIke that it is organic. Will buy again when we run out.
February 23, 2011
Great chocolaty taste
Has rich flavor and is nicely sweetened with stevia packets.
February 12, 2011
This is straight cocoa powder. You can use it in baking or hot chocolate. It's good to eat and it has no sugar in it so people that are avoiding sugar can still have chocolate. For example, I have it with a cup of hot whole milk, no sugar and 2 or 3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder. It's not sweet like sweetened hot chocolate, but it's chocolaty and delicious. It needs to be stirred every minute or two because there are no chemicals to keep the chocolate suspended - so it sinks to the bottom. I have it almost every day because in the last few years chocolate bars give me health problems.
February 4, 2011
I make all my chocolate goodies with this. Everything from hot cocoa to cookies to candies and kefir! A super tasty, easy mixing rich raw cocoa powder
December 1, 2010
Cocoa is good for you high in antioxidants & uplifts your spirits study shows. Good tasting & smooth not chalky & organic! Hot chocolate, smoothies, low calorie desserts.
September 7, 2010
We are using this product in an effort to eliminate sugar in our diet while still being able to taste the goodness of chocolate. The fact that it is organically grown enticed us to buy it.
June 20, 2010