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100% Pure Cacao

The hunt for Willies Cacao is over! Since watching the brilliant program on Channel 4 charting Willie Harcourt-Cooze I have so wanted to try his 100% Pure Cacao. Before I stopped having sugar, I really liked 85% chocolate and when I found out that 100% chocolate existed I had to try it.

There are a few 100% chocolate makes in the market place. Hotel Chocolate have a 100% bar, very thin, tastes great but can be a bit more bitter compared to other varities I have tried.

100 Percent Pure Cacao

100% Pure Cacao

I manged to find Willies Cacao in the cake ingredient section in Cambridge Waitrose whilst visiting a relative. And now I have in my hands the infamous golden tube of cacao.

Before I got it home I had a sneaky taste… mmmm. I was so excited felt like a kid on Christmas morning.

So how does Willie’s Cacao taste… well as it says on the packet “Grate in Food.. Grate on Food”. So thats exactly what I did heated up some soya milk and grated in a load of Willies Cacao (Peruvian Black). It’s got a bit of a kick to it, gives a great texture to the milk and is in fact very filling.

So now I just need to come up with some proper Free From recipes to try out Willies 100% Cacao in.

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    November 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    You may note that the picture is of Venezuelan Blak Cacao and I refer to the Peruvian Black Cacao.

    Well I got a bit carried away and got both types. When I have a taste I will let you know how it goes.

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    November 9, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Do you know they also sell it in Kenilworth Waitrose?
    £5.99 a block so definitely a special treat but you’ll save petrol by not travelling all the way to Cambridge for it!!!

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    November 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    …and its in Selfridges, Bull Ring, Birmingham although slightly more pricey at £7 a block but worth it for a special special treat!

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    November 10, 2008 at 11:15 am

    You guys are funny.. I just happened to be in Cambridge 🙂 so popped in to get some.

    Can’t believe they sell it in Kenilworth!

    Tested a few recipes with the 100% Cacao but they need some refining so going to keep u hanging.

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    November 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    If the new recipes are as good as the heavenly hot cacao in a cup then we’re in for a treat – its making me grin just thinking about it!

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    Nicky Vadera
    December 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Its stocking in most Waitrose stores around the country now. I work for Waitrose and it has been a huge success in the stores which currently stock it, and we will be looking to extend this to all stores in the near future.

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    August 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Just made some choc sauce using the peruvian black using the same quantities as normal choc and it blew our heads off! My 4 yr daughter is ahem- having trouble sleeping. Serious stuff!

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