Hot Cocoa Tasting Collection
The cold weather is here and our award-winning, freshly pressed hot cocoas are going fast. Taste the different and unique flavors of three of our single origin hot cocoas in this cozy collection!
Most hot cocoa on the market today is made by one of only a handful of large chocolate companies, then resold in bulk to smaller suppliers who put their own label on it. It’s also alkalized with potassium carbonate, a process which strips out not only most of the beneficial flavanols, but also most of the flavor. You’ll also usually find additives such as soy lecithin and, believe it or not, vanilla. The end result is a highly processed product which tastes more like additives than it does actual cocoa.
But here at Goodnow Farms we make this hot cocoa ourselves, using the same fine flavor, single origin beans we use to craft our award-winning chocolate bars. We’re actually one of the only chocolate makers in the world to do this, since it’s a very time consuming and difficult process. But, the results are worth it – each of these hot cocoas is bursting with it’s own unique, single origin flavors.
To make this cocoa we first roast our single origin beans using the same roast profiles we use for our chocolate, and winnow them to remove the shells. They’re then ground in our stone grinders, which develops the flavors and creates liquid cocoa (referred to as “cocoa liquor”). We press the liquor under very high pressure to separate out the cocoa butter, and the resulting block of 100% cacao is ground to create cacao powder. The final step is mixing in just the right amount of sugar – enough to enhance the flavors without making the hot cocoa too sweet.
This is truly a unique tasting experience for single origin hot cocoa aficionados since single origin hot cocoa isn’t very common, much less three different and very distinct flavors.
All three of these cocoas are award-winners. Our Almendra Blanca was honored with both Gold and Best in Competition at the World Drinking Chocolate Awards, as well as a Silver Sofi award. Our El Carmen took home a Gold Sofi and Asochivite scored a World Drinking Chocolate Awards Silver.
For best flavor we recommending mixing three tablespoons of hot cocoa with one cup of 2% or whole milk. Since our hot cocoa isn’t alkalized you’ll need to whisk it vigorously to ensure it’s fully dissolved.
And, if you’re looking for the perfect way to serve our hot cocoa be sure to check out our Goodnow Farms mugs!
For more information about fine flavor cacao, our personal approach to direct sourcing and our unique chocolate making process we invite you to visit our Fine Cacao, Our Process and Our Chocolate pages.
Contains three 220g bags.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
I ordered the sample package of the Hot Cocoa. I like them all.
Hot Cocoa Tasting Collection
Goodnow Farms seriously makes the BEST hot cocoa. I love them all, and my favorite is Almendra Blanca -- delicious! All are creamy and rich with an unbelievable froth. My only wish is that these would be available in much larger sizes!
I can only attest to the outtacontrolness of the Mexican hot chocolate. Have not tried the other two countries, yet. The smoothest, most delicious hot chocolate I've ever tasted in my 59 years. (FWIW, I have bought plenty of what I thought would be bigshot fancypants hot chocolate, but it always turned out only the packaging was bigshot fancypants.) This is the real deal. P. S. Shipping was speedy, arrived in time to bring for holiday. P. P. S. My hosts used 2% milk.
This is the highest quality, most delicious hot chocolate I’ve ever had, period!