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Cocoa, the edible (or irresistible) powder extracted from the beans of the cacao tree, has long been held in high esteem as both a medicine and aphrodisiac across South America. The Aztecs’ name for it also translates to ‘heart blood’ and they used it in abundance, to create “xocoatl” which they considered a health elixir. And here you can buy delicious, 100% natural and organic cocoa powder to throw in and create whatever you like! Use it in your baking and cooking, sprinkle it on desserts or just whisk it with hot milk for a heart-warming hot drink. Choose from a broad range of pack sizes, and enjoy!
Cocoa powder recipes and uses
In case you weren’t aware… cocoa powder is astoundingly versatile. While it’s well-known as a kingly dessert and sweet treat ingredient, we think that not enough people are aware of its super savoury potential. As is often the case, the food section of BBC’s website can provide us with a tantalising snapshot of its many and varied uses.
And if those aren’t enough to whet your appetite, we’ve also compiled a handful of our favourite cocoa chefs below. We could hardly recommend them more highly!
Fragrant Vanilla has absolutely heaps of cacao and cocoa powder recipes. We guarantee you’ll find plenty here to make, love and share.
Hedi is a passionate and hugely talented chef, covering all types of foods. And cocoa recipes are certainly one of her strong suits!
This page contains a huge array of amazing looking and superb tasting cocoa and cacao recipes that must be tried and shared around with everyone!
Did you know...?
Although cocoa powder has been consumed and loved across continents for many hundreds, probably thousands, of years… It was only when travellers from Europe found the famous healthy plant in South America that they added vanilla, sugar and various spices. Now of course, chocolate is a worldwide phenomenon. Some people even consider it an essential survival food. While this may not be nutritionally true, cocoa powder is still very healthy. And its naturally morale-boosting brilliance does provide a potent emotional pick-me-up.
But as with all things, please make sure to exercise a little moderation. Cocoa powder does contain a measure of stimulants like caffeine and theobromine which are always wise to moderate. Granted: chocolate (and cocoa powder) can be quite therapeutic in itself. But a vibrant, varied and balanced diet will always provide a far sturdier foundation for living the very healthiest and happiest lifestyles we can.
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From our very humblest beginnings, your opinions and feedback have been the main shaping force of Buy Whole Foods Online. And this will always be the case! This is true not just for the natural and organic cocoa powder products we supply, but for everything we sell – and the overall service we deliver each day.
If you have any compliments, comments, suggestions or questions, please get in touch with our friendly team. We will always endeavour to respond to your messages quickly and thoughtfully.
Share your skills with the world!
And if you just love to make delicious recipes using cocoa powder, you are, of course, not alone. But the popularity of cocoa doesn’t cheapen the deal; it only sweetens it. Share your homemade creations online and you’ll win fans and favour across the UK, Europe and worldwide!
Simply declare your fiendish cocoa recipes on any social media or blog outlet you desire, and tag us up! We’re sure you agree that there is no such thing as too many inventive and passionately made chocolate-y treats. So we look forward seeing more of your marvellous handiwork.