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Dec 11, 2010 01:08 PM

Callebaut, Droste, or Merckens cocoa powder in DC/Baltimore?

I'm trying to make some high-end hot cocoa mix, and I hear from Cook's Illustrated that I should be looking for Callebaut, Droste, or Merckens brand powder.

Does anyone have any idea where to find these in the DC/Baltimore area?

They appear to be baking-supply brands (rather than consumer), and their websites are no help with finding retailers.


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  1. I'd look for Valrhona at WFM. You may find Caillebaut there too. World Market used to carry a lot of Droste and Caillebaut. I find Droste to be pedestrian and Caillebaut more "waxy". With Valrhona you may need to use a little extra, but its worth it. I think Cocoa Barry is also very good but second to Valrhona.

    World Market
    8125 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1, Bethesda, MD 20814