Hershey's Cocoa Powder 226g


Hershey’s cocoa powder is a natural, unsweetened variety which makes a lighter-coloured, fruitier-flavoured sponge than those made with a ‘dutched’ cocoa.

Natural, unsweetened cocoa powder – like this Hershey’s variety – retains its acidity, unlike most European ‘Dutched’ varieties which have been washed in an alkali solution to neutralise their pH levels. The natural acidity of Hershey’s cocoa powder, means that it reacts well with alkali products such as baking powder, creating a reaction that causes the sponge to rise. Hershey’s cocoa powder also creates a lighter-coloured sponge with an almost reddish-tint, unlike a sponge made from ‘Dutched’ cocoa powders which is dark the whole way through. That means the cocoa powder is perfect for use in a classic American red velvet cake. 

The recipes on the packet of Hershey’s cocoa powder include chocolate cake and ‘perfectly chocolate’ frosting. One 5g serving contains just 10 calories and 0.5g of fat, meaning that Hershey’s cocoa powder is also a great variety to use in hot cocoas, and as an all-American brand, is also perfect for a Devil’s Food Cake. 

Ingredients: 100% cocoa

  • Origin: United States

  • Size: 226g

  • SKU: IL0005

  • Minimum shelf life: 2 months

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