In a couple of weeks, I’m making the Double Whammy Grooms Cake for a friend’s birthday, but I thought I’d pick up the chocolate for it ahead of time along with the chocolate for something I’m making today.
Usually, i get Green & Blacks, but they didn’t have it. They did have Ghiradelli, so I snagged it and figured I’d compare it, when I got home, to my current G&B container.
Now, get this.
Green & Blacks says in 1 tsp there is 5 g. This 5g has 1g fat and 20 calories.
Ghiradelli says in 1 Tbsp there is 6g. This 6g has 1.5g fat and 15 calories.
The Ghiradelli also has 1 more g carbs, but otherwise, the figures are the same.
I know weight:weight—5g:6g—things should be relatively the same, but it seems to me impossible that it would take 1T of ne product to weight the same as 1t of another essentially identical product.
Plus, how can the heavier one with more fat and more carbs have less calories?
According to nutritiondata.com, 1T of cocoa powder should weight 5g, have 1g fat and approx 12 calories (I know fat content can vary, but this is just for comparison), so I think the G&B is labeled incorrectly. Even their web site sticks to the story: 1tsp = 5g.
Could this be possible???
p.s. As a side note, I note the Ghiradelli is not alkalized, but that’s just FYI to anyone who would want to know.