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Jun 12, 2011 12:35 PM

Looking for Hershey's Cocoa

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Kagemusha

      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

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

        1. re: Kagemusha

          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

            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.

            1. re: Kagemusha

              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

                "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.

    2. I'm still looking for Hershey's cocoa powder which cannot be substituted with, for example Fry's cocoa as Fry's is an alkalized cocoa, the same as "Dutch processed", whereas Hershey's is a non-alkalized cocoa and not necessarily interchangeable with Fry's or other Dutch processed cocoa in some recipes. So if you've seen it anywhere in the GTA, please advise. It's available on Amazon USA but it can't be delivered to Canada. Interestingly, it is not available on the Hershey's Online Store site.

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      1. re: lazysusie

        I've seen Hershey's Natural at No Frills on Centre Street between Dufferin & Bathurst in Thornhill.

        1. re: fickle

          Thank you for your prompt response. I will try to get to that store as soon as possible. Very much appreciated.