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Curse you Hershey!
« on: November 02, 2007, 08:21:17 PM »
I make an excellent chocolate cake from scratch.  At least I used to.

Previously, I used a store-brand cocoa.  I've moved, and that store doesn't exist around here.  So, having a hankering for this chocolate cake, I went to the local store to purchase cocoa.  Only brand they had was Hershey.  Bought it, made the cake.

Oh dear god, it's horrible.  It tastes like I substituted used oil for the cocoa. 

Went to another store.  My choices are - Droste, Ghiradelli, Nestle, Scharffen Berger, and that accursed Hershey.

Anyone know anything about those brands?  Ghiradelli makes a great chocolate bar, so it's my inclination.  I tend to use Nestle chips for cookies, so it's a runner up.  The other two I am unfamiliar with.


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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 08:26:19 PM »
Droste makes great everything.  I think Dutch chocolate is my favorite, period ;D


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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007, 01:07:07 PM »
I'm a fan of Ghiradelli, I am also of the opinion that Hershey's cocoa stinks >:(
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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 08:49:44 PM »
Nestle is decent. Droste is really good, quality chocolate without being too expensive usually. I'd go with Droste here.


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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 10:24:08 AM »
Thank you


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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 11:22:55 AM »
Ghirardelli is great, but we get most of our cocoa from Penzy's, which you can order online.
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Re: Curse you Hershey!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 12:56:51 PM »
Oh my goodness, this sounds like me, 2 months ago, I swear, my chocolate cake tasted like bad oil....

From now on, I use Ghiradelli, it is hands down amazing to work with, I also use it for home made frosting.

Best of luck.