This carob powder tastes very much like cocoa, with a light natural sweetness.
Cotswold Carob Powder 250g
Pure Carob Powder
The carob aroma and taste is different to cocoa, and loosely mimics chocolate. When you taste the dry powder there is a nutty, fruitiness with almost a hint of coffee at the end. The powder has a certain natural sweetness which makes it suitable for making a hot chocolate style drink. Carob powder is caffeine-free and this can be useful for people sensitive to the effects of caffeine or who want to avoid caffeine.
Carob bars - all of the taste of cocoa, without the cocoa!
Carob powder is frequently used as a substitute for cocoa powder when baking, although more carob powder is required to provide a similar level of chocolatey flavour. There is a good level of calcium in carob powder and it contains less calories than cocoa. If carob and cocoa powder are mixed together then they provide a natural source of several of the major minerals, namely magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Use carob in a similar way to cocoa in cakes, desserts, biscuits, ice cream, caffeine-free chocolate, hot chocolate drinks and many other recipes. It is a little sweeter than cocoa, so please allow for this when adding sugar.
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