Green & Black Cocoa Powder
Posted: 06 February 2012 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Oh yeah, it’s back!

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Blacks-Cocoa-Organic-powder/dp/B000PDU99Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1328541825&sr=8-3

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Posted: 06 February 2012 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow!  $2/ounce, if you don’t include shipping—$3/ounce if you do!  I’ve been very happy with the E. Guittard Cocoa Rouge, and it’s $9 for 12 oz. (<$1/ounce)  Good to know about G&B, though, nonethless!!

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Posted: 06 February 2012 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hope I can get it here!

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Posted: 06 February 2012 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It is ‘Fair Trade’ and ‘Organic’ which makes it something of a social statement and most people don’t use large amounts.

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Posted: 06 February 2012 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Gene, what does Fair Trade mean?

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Posted: 06 February 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Fair trade means we pay the far-away country we buy from a reasonable amount of money for their product so they can theoretically make an actual living off of it, rather than paying them a poverty wage/amount for what we purchase from them.  You see more and more frequently in coffees and chocolate.

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Posted: 06 February 2012 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Oh, I see. I’ve seen that on coffee but never knew what it meant. Thank you Anne!

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Posted: 24 February 2012 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I found a Green & Black unsweetened baking bar. Is this a good chocolate to use?

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Posted: 24 February 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ve used that before for making ganache, but our store doesn’t carry it anymore so I make do with G&B 85%.  Use the unsweetened for the cocoa mass (chocolate liquor) percentage in a ganache or cake recipe (doesn’t work for buttercreams).  That is, if a recipe calls for 100g of 60% chocolate, use .60 * 100 = 60g of the unsweetened chocolate, plus 40g of sugar.  For ganache, add the sugar to the cream, heat and dissolve before adding it to the chocolate.  For cakes, add the sugar with the rest of the sugar in the recipe.

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Posted: 24 February 2012 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thank you very much. My store wasn’t carrying it either but now I am starting to see it everywhere and at good prices too.  I’m so glad they are back.

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