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Dutch process or not?

OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 12:02 PM

Okay, I know the difference between Dutch processed and not. But I can't seem to find any brand name labels that tells me if theirs is Dutch processed or not. Hearsey's, Toll-house, and Nestle, all three I've bought and used, and I don't think I know if they are labled one way or another.

Can someone enlighten me?

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  1. Candy RE: OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 12:24 PM

    You may have to read the labels. Scharffenberger is not Dutched. It is labeled Natural Unsweeetened and contains no millk or alkali. My container of Lake Champlain unsweetened cocoa is labeled "dutched" it is fine for drinking but I don't bake with it. I am out of it at the moment but I occasionally get a blended cocoa from Saco that a combo of both. I prefer undutched for baking

    1. chowser RE: OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 12:25 PM

      If it's dutch processed, it'll say on the container. If it doesn't, it's not. Hershey's does make a dutch processed cocoa and it has red on the label.

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      1. re: chowser
        Katie Nell RE: chowser Feb 13, 2007 12:26 PM

        I've never seen that one!

        1. re: Katie Nell
          chowser RE: Katie Nell Feb 13, 2007 12:27 PM

          I think it's new because they had a great deal on it. I was surprised.

        2. re: chowser
          amyzan RE: chowser Feb 13, 2007 12:52 PM

          I used to buy that maybe three years ago, and can't find it anywhere now. It's good to hear it's still being made. I'll look for it when I travel. I thought it was fine for baking, good chocolatey flavor without being super rich.

        3. Katie Nell RE: OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 12:25 PM

          If it doesn't say dutch processed, it probably isn't- none of those you listed are. You will know by the price if nothing else- dutch processed is much more expensive... Hershey's cocoa in my grocery store I think is usually around $3, Droste's dutch is around $8.

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          1. re: Katie Nell
            Candy RE: Katie Nell Feb 13, 2007 12:41 PM

            Scharffen Berger UN-dutched is $7.99/6 oz.

            1. re: Candy
              Keithel RE: Candy Feb 13, 2007 12:47 PM

              That's because it's sharffen berger... Which IMHO, always has ridiculous prices compared to their chocolate quality. for an expensive chocolate, Valhrona is a good way to go. but anyway -- I'm going OT, so I'll shut up now.

              1. re: Keithel
                danna RE: Keithel Feb 14, 2007 04:59 AM

                You can buy Valhrona powder in bulk at Chocosphere.com They package it themselves somewhere between the massive quantity that a professional would buy, and the tiny , expensive retail quanity. Now I am never without, although I keep a little Hershey's around the house in case I have to cook for a crowd.

              2. re: Candy
                Katie Nell RE: Candy Feb 13, 2007 12:47 PM


            2. C. Hamster RE: OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 01:56 PM

              I've never bothered to look, but is the alkalizing agent listed as an ingredient?

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                RGR RE: OnceUponABite Feb 13, 2007 02:18 PM

                The only cocoa I use is Droste which, as Kate Nell mentioned above, is imported from Holland. On the side of the box it says, "Dutch Processed with Alkali."

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