In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 15+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate every day. Happily, even after 5,600+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Friday, August 13, 2021
Ghirardelli Chocolate - 100% Cocoa Dutch Process (powder) - Aug. 13, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company 100% Cocoa Dutch Process (powder)
Good - Good + Weight: .21 oz. (6 g.) / 8 oz. (227 g.) in total package Calories: 15 calories (estimate) in 1 Tbsp/TB serving
Cost: $6.49 for 1 package
Purchased from: Nugget Markets, Tiburon, CA
Welcome to Day #5 of 100% Cacao and Nibs Theme Week.
The "dutch process" generally uses an alkaline substance (higher on the pH scale) to reduce sharper, acidic flavor (lower on the pH scale). The alkali(ne) essentially neutralizes its acid opposite(s) and makes the cocoa more loveable--if you like brownies and cuddly, chocolate-y chocolate. (Many people prefer it over the less processed original or raw form.)
A small amount of cocoa powder rapidly transforms almost any item into a brownie-flavored dessert. I mixed 1 Tablespoon of today's cocoa powder into a bowl of mixed nuts (that were lightly coated in coconut oil). The powder instantly coated the nuts and turned the mixture into a rich, ebony-colored, nut brownie-flavored melange. (Success!)
Ingredients: "Cocoa - processed with alkali"
Allergen-related information: "May contain tree nuts, wheat, soy, milk and egg."