Cacao Super Boost 250g
Cacao Super Boost 250g
Cacao Super Boost 250g
Cacao Super Boost 250g
Cacao Super Boost 250g
Cacao Super Boost 250g

Cacao Super Boost 250g

Regular price £4.95 On Sale

Description

Our Cacao Powder comes from the rare breed of Criollo cacao beans and Forastero Beans. It’s exactly the same as our Drinking Chocolate, making this natural cacao powder an ideal way to get your chocolate fix! Use it in desserts, drinks and even savoury dishes.

  • Suitable for all diets including vegan, gluten free, dairy free and Paleo
  • Use to create your own chocolate, indulgent hot chocolate drinks and delicious cakes
  • Non GM and No Additives
  • 100% Organic Cacao Powder

Our Cacao Powder is naturally high in:

  • Fibre
  • Protein - contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Potassium - contributes to normal muscle function
  • Phosphorous - contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • Magnesium - contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Iron - contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Zinc - contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
  • Copper - contributes to the normal function of the immune system
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How to use

We use it in everything from a delicious hot chocolate, to a chocolate orange torte and even a chocolate chilli con carne.

What do I Taste Like?
Lucy Bee Cacao has a richer, fuller, more traditional taste than those with added sugar. 

It is a natural cacao, rather than a processed dutch-style powder.Dutch processing is where the cacao is treated with alkali and gives a milder taste than natural cacao. It also impacts the antioxidant properties of cacao, reducing the average total of flavanol content, compared to natural cacao.

Where am I From?

Lucy Bee Cacao is brought to you by a mainly female team of single mothers from the beautiful, mountainous ‘cacao belt’ in the Dominican Republic.  

Why Fair Trade?

Our Fair Trade contributions go towards a Copay fund set up by our producer. This will be used to help educate workers’ children and teach them English, to improve their future prospects. 

Packaging

Our aim is to use totally eco-friendly packaging. We’ve moved away from our old-style tubs for this product and in addition to our own beliefs, we’ve listened to our customers to reduce waste in all areas possible.

Something that we have to consider when packaging our products is the durability of packaging and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. By this we mean that the products have to reach you in one piece, be kept fresh for you to enjoy and that we use materials which are suitable for the product itself.

Whilst our old-style tubs are recyclable, we realised that these are not as eco-friendly as we would like them to be and so we’ve been busy repackaging our range of powders to use FSC cartons instead.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) improves how the world’s forests are managed so all of our new cartons carry the FSC logo. The FSC card carton is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.

To ensure the powders are kept fresh and uncontaminated, they are packaged in an inner bag which is recyclable, and then placed into the carton.

We have to get the cartons from the packers to our warehouse or to stores. To do this, we use sturdy cardboard boxes which double up as a shelf-ready tray for use in stores. This replaces our old card trays and plastic shrink-wrap. In this way, we’re reducing waste and plastic.

FAQs

1. What is the Difference Between Cacao and Cocoa Powder? 

In theory, the words ‘cacao’ and ‘cocoa’ should mean the same thing. In practice, though, ‘cacao’ tends to refer to the purest form of cacao/cocoa and ‘cocoa’ is generally used to mean those chocolate powders which have had sugar and possible fillers added. Our blog explains in more detail:  

2. Where do Cocoa Beans Come From?

The cocoa beans used for Lucy Bee Cacao Powder/Drinking Chocolate are from the Dominican Republic.

3. What is Cacao Powder Made of? 

Our Cacao Powder/Drinking Chocolate is made from a blend of the rare Criollo cacao bean and the forestero cacao bean. These are handpicked; fermented (a natural process, during which time they are turned regularly, to ensure each bean ferments at the same rate and the end flavour is uniform); spread onto wooden tables to dry; roasted (at temperatures below 45C); cooled, milled (turning the beans into a thick liquid called cacao liquor; pressed (to separate the cacao butter from the ‘cake’; the ‘cake’ is now dried and milled to a flour consistency, then sieved, ready to package as 100% Cacao Powder. 

4. Is Cacao Powder Good for Your Skin? 

Lucy Bee Cacao Powder/Drinking Chocolate contains antioxidants and is naturally high in fibre, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and protein and is a good source of calcium. The skin can benefit from the properties of these.

5. Is Cacao Powder Vegan? 

Lucy Bee Cacao Powder and Drinking Chocolate are both vegan certified.

6. How to Make Chocolate From Cacao? 

We have a selection of recipes to make chocolate, using our Cacao Powder/Drinking Chocolate which can be found here:

7. What are Cacao Nibs? 

Cacao nibs are dried and fermented bits of cacao beans, with a deep chocolate flavour. 

8. How Much Caffeine in Cacao Powder? 

Our Cacao/Drinking Chocolate contains 52.7mg caffeine per 15g. As a guide, coffee beans generally contain 125.9mg caffeine per 15g.

  1. Is Your Cacao Powder/Drinking Chocolate Raw?

The debate around ’raw cacao’ is an interesting one and somewhat confusing too!

There are a couple of points to consider. When talking about a ‘raw’ product, it is generally accepted that during the ‘processing’ of that product, the temperature does not go above 45C.

In the making of our cacao powder/drinking chocolate, the beans are fermented. Whilst the temperature should not go above 45C, because this is a natural process we are unable to guarantee that at no point during this, does the temperature go above 45C.

 Secondly, some would say that for cacao to be considered truly raw, it shouldn't be roasted either, yet, our producer advices that the beans need to be roasted otherwise they are too bitter. The beans used for our cacao / drinking chocolate are roasted with a maximum temperature of 45C. 

In light of these points mentioned and to avoid any confusion, we do not use the term ‘raw’ for our product.

Nutritional Information 

Ingredients

100% Organic Cacao Powder

Typical Values Per 100g

Energy kj 1603
Kcal 386
Fat 17.5g
of which saturates 10.4g
Carbohydrate 15.6g
of which sugars 0.7g
Fibre 28.7g
Protein 27.1g
Salt 0.05g
Potassium 1850mg
Phosphorous 700mg
Magnesium 550mg
Calcium 174mg
Iron 8.2mg
Zinc 7.36mg
Copper 4.3mg
Contains naturally occurring sugars


5.00 Average

10 Reviews

Anonymous

Rebecca L

Second time purchasing this product, it’s brilliant, great flavour.

Hi Rebecca, thank you for your review. Our cacao is perfect either in a hot chocolate or as a cold chocolate drink, or in baking or cooking. As well as not being dutch processed (which can affect antioxidants found in cacao), we also don't add sugar, dairy, or fillers, which means that it's suitable for a variety of uses! Thank you again, Daisy

Caroline M

Hi Caroline, thank you so much for your review, glad that you like the cacao! If you want any recipe ideas we have lots on our website: https://www.lucybee.com/coconut-oil-recipes/ Daisy

Robert

My favourite hot drink. I find other makes of hot chocolate too sweet, but this is just perfect. It's the only thing I go into Morrisons for!

Thank you for sharing your brilliant review, Robert. It's great to hear you love our Cacao powder! Being a natural cacao, rather than a processed dutch-style powder, our Cacao Powder retains the maximum value of antioxidants and also gives you a rich, full, more traditional taste. It's also great to know it's completely natural and has no added sugar or preservatives in the ingredients. Enjoy! Hannah

Anonymous

Bethany

Bought this from supermarket. Flavour reminds me of old days Cadbury chocolate! Cadbury’s flake ain’t the same these days but since going dairy free I guess that’s not too important anymore. I have this stirred into soya yog with a bit of stevia and a sprinkle of cacao bits! Yum.

Thank you for sharing, Bethany. It's great to hear you like our Cacao powder! Our Cacao is in it's most natural form and has no added preservatives, fillers or sugars and maintains it's natural health benefits! I love it in my smoothies, with natural yoghurt or with Lucy Bee Coconut Milk as it helps curb sugar cravings! If you are ever looking for recipe ideas then head over to our website :) Hannah

Anonymous

Anonymous

I’ve tried lots of brands of cacao and this is by far the best. The taste is delicious, it doesn’t separate too much in the cup from the water (like others do) and it’s organic and ethical! I’ll definitely be buying more!

It really is eye opening when you look at the ingredients on the back of the products we buy in the super markets, but we pride ourselves on our ethos in bringing premium quality products to the market in their most natural and purest form. Being a natural cacao, rather than a processed dutch-style powder, our Cacao Powder retains the maximum value of antioxidants and also gives you a rich, full, more traditional taste. Thank you for sharing your brilliant review! Hannah

Phillipa U

I love hot chocolates with this cacao, I made a gorgeous chocolate cake this weekend. I use it for energy balls. It's beautiful, has a velvety texture, gorgeous rich flavour

Hi Phillipa, it's great to hear you are using Lucy Bee Cacao powder in many different recipes. It's also great to know it's completely natural and has no added sugar or preservatives in the ingredients. Thank you for sharing your brilliant review. Hannah

Matthew M

Very good price for a superior quality product - made me realise how much filler gets added to supermarket 'superior organic' cocoa powder.

Hi Matthew, It really is eye opening when you look at the ingredients on the back of the products we buy in the super markets, but we pride ourselves on our ethos in bringing premium quality products to the market in their most natural and purest form. Being a natural cacao, rather than a processed dutch-style powder, our Cacao Powder retains the maximum value of antioxidants and also gives you a rich, full, more traditional taste. Thank you for your great review. Hannah