It has a slightly bitter flavour rather than the sickly sweet flavour most of our commercially produced chocolates have, thanks to the addition of sugar or palm syrup.
Raw-cacao chocolate doesn’t taste exactly like milk chocolate and may initially take some getting used to, but it’s worth it.
Is Cacao the same as chocolate?
Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter). Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures.
Does cacao taste like cocoa?
Cacao powder comes from the raw, unprocessed seeds of the cocoa tree and is somewhat bitter but that also has more of the chocolate flavor when compared to cocoa powder. Regular cocoa powder (the type most readily available in the US) is not alkalized and therefore retains much of the bitterness and acidic taste.
What does 100 cacao chocolate taste like?
Depending on the origin and on a million other factors, chocolate can taste fruity, floral, spicy, earthy, nutty. With 100% cacao chocolate made by craft makers, the flavor is never flat and bland. Moreover, the chocolate doesn’t taste bitter, defeating all the misconceptions about 100% cacao chocolate tasting bitter.
What does raw chocolate taste like?
It is very bitter. Even unsweetened chocolate tastes better. It tastes like dirt, but with a slightly astringent like acidity. It doesn’t have the aroma, or bloom of chocolate.