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Jun 15, 2006 01:51 PM

What's the premium brand for creme de cacao?

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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?

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

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    1. re: Middydd

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

      1. re: mdibiaso

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

      2. re: Middydd

        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.

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

        1. 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. 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).


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            1. re: yarm

              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.

              1. re: yarm

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

                1. re: EvergreenDan

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