Natural cocoa powder

Natural cocoa powder is naturally acidic, and remains that way and has a bitter bite to it and is light in color. Therefore baking soda may be used in recipes with natural cocoa powder. ....Read more

Alkalized cocoa powder

Alkalized cocoa powder is preferred by many cooks for baking cakes, cookies, and pastries because of its mellow, smooth flavor and rich, dark color. It is easier to mix with other ingredients, and will absorb liquids more readily than natural cocoa powder. Alkalized cocoa powder is used in ice cream, hot cocoa mixes, candies, beverages, and chocolate syrups where a full-bodied, smooth, chocolate flavor is desired. ....Read more