Friday, January 18, 2008

Review: Lake Champlain Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Cocoa

When I posted Martha Stewart's recipe for a homemade hot chocolate mix, I mentioned that I was looking for a fair trade cocoa. A few weeks later, I used up the first batch of hot chocolate mix, so I need to buy some cocoa to make another. Some searching around the internet led me to Lake Champlain, which offers an Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Cocoa.

At $8.00 for 10 ounces, it wasn't cheap. I bought three cans. Shipping brought the total to $30.95.

I'm committed to buying fair trade chocolate. I will not support child slavery.

And it was worth it, not just because I'm not supporting a company that's ruining the lives of innocent children. It was worth it because this is the best cocoa I've ever had! It's rich, silky, and has a depth of flavor I've never tasted in unsweetened cocoa before. It's going to be delicious in chocolate cakes and cookies, and I'm already trying to decide which recipe to try when I have the time.

If you want to splurge on some unsweetened cocoa, I highly recommend Lake Champlain's Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Cocoa.

Note: I made my purchase through Ebates, which gave me a small percentage of my purchase back. I really am trying to develop my money-saving internet shopping habits.

1 comment:

  1. I recently did a blog search on our company, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and found your entry from months ago. I don't know how I missed it and while it's rather late (huge apologies) I just wanted to thank you for the great review. I agree with you, it's not cheap where cost is concerned and in this economy, where isn't it concerned? But you're positive words about our unsweetened cocoa were very nice. Thank you for your review and again, apologies for missing it the first time. Happy Fall!


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