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Looking for Hershey's Cocoa

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loved_99 Jun 12, 2011 12:35 PM

I'm looking for somewhere that I can purchase Hershey's Cocoa Powder. I live in Cobourg but am willing to travel and buy a large lot. Any suggestions of other Good cocoa powders and where to buy them would be appreciated!!! thanks so much

  1. Kagemusha Jun 12, 2011 02:00 PM

    For everyday day use, plain old Fry's is about the same as Hershey's. For Dutch processed, VanHouten & Droste cocoa powder are good and available around the GTA. What's it going into?

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      loved_99 Jun 12, 2011 02:16 PM

      Icing mostly, brownies, cakes too.....I find the Hershey's give a nice tast to the icing....Fry's just doesn't do it for me. Bulk Barn one is the worst.....want a non-bitter chocolate taste...thanks

      1. re: loved_99
        Kagemusha Jun 12, 2011 02:45 PM

        Ever check the hersheycanada site??? Not sure their cocoa powder is sold here.

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          sherry f Jun 12, 2011 03:53 PM

          I have seen Hershey's cocoa powder at the kosher stores along the Bathurst Lawrence street corridor- they bring it in from the US.

          My son just made an absolutely killer batch of brownies. He used Lindt 99% cocoa bars (bought at Metro) and Presidents choice chocolate chips. They were so incredible.

          He had made them before with Valrhona cocoa (I think I had bought it at Summerhill market), which he said was even better than the Lindt. I agree with the OP that Fry's is bitter.

          1. re: sherry f
            Kagemusha Jun 12, 2011 04:00 PM

            Hershey is garden variety cocoa powder and really no better than Fry's. Simply melting quality choco chips is probably a better bet, flavor-wise, over either brand.

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              evansl Jun 19, 2011 05:08 AM

              No it's not. There is vast difference between sing cocoa and chocolate. They are very different foods. Chocolate is largely fat. There is also a big difference between Fry's and Hershey's - they taste nothing alike.

              Someone also mentioned getting Droste in the GTA. Really? I'd love to know where. I haven't seen it here for at least 5 years and I've looked hard.

              1. re: evansl
                Kagemusha Jun 20, 2011 05:21 AM

                "There is also a big difference between Fry's and Hershey's - they taste nothing alike."

                True but there's no astounding difference, quality-wise, between them. They're not premium brands. Droste shows up at Brandt's factory store.

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