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    Beanbay cocoa

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    Hi,

    Ive found a couple positive comments about the red african but nothing on the double dutch. *Has anyone tried this one? *Any significant differences in the taste?

    Also I notice that the red african gets a mention about not having nuts and the like. *Is this left off on the double dutch for a reason? *I ask as my partner has a nut allergy and apparently Im not allowed to play with the adrenaline pen any more *:(

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    Re: Beanbay cocoa

    Cant speak for the red african not having any nuts but it makes great hot chocolate and have used it in cooking.

    I mainly use the double dutch for hot chocolate. * I dont have a chocolate vocabulary to say why but the family seems to prefer it over the other one. *In fact I have to make up another batch of powder in the morning as we have run out again. * It is definitely very rich and perhaps more like the commercial brands than the red african is.

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    Re: Beanbay cocoa

    If youve ever tasted different cocoas or chocolates, the African is much closer to the French style than the Dutch or Swiss.

    Greg

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    Re: Beanbay cocoa

    Hi Dave,

    I have both and like them for different reasons. As far as I am aware they are 100% pure cocoa (that is no sugar, fillers .... other JUNK).

    The Dutch is smoother and more Rich & Chocolaty. The African is more spicy and more lively. Favourite winter warmer variation is a small dash of ground chilli with the African *:o

    I did ask a while back and I think the shelf life was over a year so grab both and try them out *8-)

    Threads to read
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1237766758/7#7
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1217763868/0

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    Re: Beanbay cocoa

    That shelf life sounds good and I cant see them lasting that long anyways :)

    My main concern was around the possible nut contamination on the double dutch as it wasnt explicitly listed as it is with the red african.

    Normally cocoa is pretty safe, but as it was explicitly mentioned I figured I should check or Ill be in trouble when I feed it to the missus.

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    Without knowing where it is processed I guess it is a little hard to totally say no nuts as the Cocoa may well be processed in a roaster that has also done Nuts so cross contamination may be possible?

    Best bet is to email Andy (not PM) andy@coffee....... etc and ask the questions

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    Re: Beanbay cocoa

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    Heard back from Andy on this one, so I figure Id add it here in case someone searches the thread later.

    This cocoa is nut free just like the other one and is made on a nut free production line.



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