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    • mumofthetwins
    • By mumofthetwins 12th Jul 17, 9:38 AM
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    Cheap cocoa powder ?
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    • 12th Jul 17, 9:38 AM
    Cheap cocoa powder ? 12th Jul 17 at 9:38 AM
    Hi guys ...
    So I have started baking loads and I'm using loads of cocoa powder, I was wondering if anyone knows a cheap place to get it ? Or an alternative .. It's pretty expensive so any savings would be fab !

    Thanks a mill x
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 12th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
    I may well get shot down in flames for this but cocoa powder is one ingredient where I won't look for a cheap alternative. I'd rather buy the best quality I can afford than effectively waste the rest of the ingredients as cheap cocoa never tastes right to me.

    If anyone knows where to get cheap Green&Blacks cocoa I will love them forever
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 12th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
    I'm with Izadora.
    Buy the best you can
    Makes the best cakes you can
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • *~Zephyr~*
    • By *~Zephyr~* 12th Jul 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:00 AM
    I'll third that - NEVER skimp on cocoa powder!! You will really taste the difference if you use cheap stuff

    I use either Cadbury Bournville or Green & Blacks - they are made in the same factory since Cadbury bought out G&B.
    • no.1swimmum
    • By no.1swimmum 12th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
    I normally buy sainsburys own, but it has recently gone up to 2.10 a box, so I thought I would try Asda's own as it was 1.60 - I haven't tried it yet but will let you know when I have. Sainsburys is very good, quite dark compared to others.
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    • mumofthetwins
    • By mumofthetwins 12th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 2:31 PM
    Thanks guys ... I would buy the better stuff but it's mainly for my work place so I don't mind the quality being a bit less (I don't eat any lol)
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Jul 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:23 PM
    I like Sainsbugs a lot better than C*d burys. I find it a bit richer and it mixes better too.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • booter
    • By booter 13th Jul 17, 1:09 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:09 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:09 AM
    Aldi do their own cocoa powder - 1.69 for 250g. But I really, really like the Rowntrees from Morrisons - 2.18 for 250g (on offer at the mo) (it tastes great and the smell when mixed with hot water is just divine!!) So if cooking for work, Aldi's will do, but for me, Rowntrees
    • Gaia
    • By Gaia 13th Jul 17, 7:23 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 7:23 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 7:23 AM
    To be honest my family don't like the Green and Blacks, lol! I like either Bergsdorp, which you can't get over here and is very expensive to buy on the net, or Tesco own brand.
    "Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience." Anon.
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