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What's the premium brand for creme de cacao?

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Howard-2 Jun 15, 2006 01:51 PM

I have the impression it's Bols. Is that correct?

And, separatelyh, what do people think is the best-tasting brand of creme de cacao? Are the inexpensive ones as good as the quality ones?

  1. yarm Mar 17, 2013 04:34 PM

    There is definitely a difference. We ditched our Leroux after buying Marie Brizard. The MB is good enough not to ditch for Tempus Fugit's until the MB is done. I have not tried the TF cacao, but we have their creme de menthe and it is much better than any of the cheap stuff (which all tastes a bit fake in the extract sort of way).

    http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

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      ncyankee101 Mar 18, 2013 12:18 AM

      Not sure if Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur is close enough to Creme de cacao to use in a recipe, but it's quite tasty - as are his Kona Coffee and Macadamia nut ones.

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        EvergreenDan Mar 20, 2013 08:52 AM

        So then you'll be picking up the TF in 2023?

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          yarm Mar 21, 2013 02:28 PM

          Probably can clear the remaining 2/3rds by 2016. I'll keep you posted.

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        quasistoic Mar 17, 2013 09:14 AM

        This post is about seven years old but still appears at the top of Google results for "creme de cacao brands", so I thought I'd update it.

        The best brand of creme de cacao on the market today appears to be Tempus Fugit's Creme de Cacao, which is a recreation of recipes from the liqueur's heyday, back before the use of extracts flooded the market with crap.

        1. Danimal Jul 7, 2006 04:30 PM

          I use hiram walker creme de cacao... I can't tell the difference in cocktails. I also use kamora instead of kahlua.

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            Middydd Jun 15, 2006 08:29 PM

            The Godiva Chocolate Liqueur is very good, very rich and lots of chocolate flavour.

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              mdibiaso Jun 16, 2006 09:53 AM

              Not sure if Godiva Chocolate Liquer is the same thing as creme de cacao so be care interchanging in drink recipes.

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                byrd Jun 16, 2006 02:44 PM

                all generic cordials of that type, the brand that stands alone is Marie Brizard. Bols is a decent second tier brand along with Stock

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                pilotgirl210 Jun 19, 2006 12:57 PM

                My favorite after-dinner drink, a King Alfonse: Kahlua, Creme de Cacao and half and half. So sinfully goooood. Will have to try the premium brands mentioned, as I always have used Bols.

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