Just in time for the weather to start cooling down, our good friends at Goodnow Farms are back with another cocoa treat that is guaranteed to warm you up!
The Pimienta Gorda Hot Cocoa is made from a blend the same amazing single-origin cacao beans that Goodnow Farms owners, Tom and Monica, use to make their chocolate bars. They roasted, pressed and ground the cacao by hand before mixing in our Sweet Allspice for an additional toasty, warming aroma.
These days, most hot cocoa is alkalized, which allows the cocoa powder to dissolve in milk or water more easily, but that process significantly alters the flavor while also removing significant compounds that play a role in the beneficial effects of eating cacao. Tom and Monica refuse to sacrifice flavor, so this hot cocoa is non-alkalized. You may need to stir a your hot cocoa a bit more vigorously, but you'll taste the unique flavor of the beans and get the full benefit of the cacao.
In addition, Goodnow Farms presses their own cocoa butter, a practice that virtually no other chocolate makers in the U.S. do (read Tom wax poetic about hand-pressed cocoa butter here). This extra step results in a rich, incredibly flavorful hot cocoa mix that is made completely from scratch.
Whether you're bringing this as a gift for your Thanksgiving host or enjoying it all for yourself, you're going to truly love this allspice-laced hot cocoa.
- Origin: Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA
- Process: Raw cacao beans are roasted and pressed into cocoa butter, then ground and mixed with Sweet Allspice and cane sugar
- Ingredients: 100% cacao powder, organic cane sugar, Sweet Allspice
ABOUT GOODNOW FARMS:
Goodnow Farms is a single-origin chocolate company, and like us, Monica and Tom are obsessed with quality sourcing. They hand-make each chocolate bar on their 225-year-old farm, and they purchase raw cacao directly from farmers throughout South America. This enables them to ensure that farmers are fairly compensated and that the farming practices that they are using are sustainable. Like coffee, different cacao beans have different flavors. By using beans sourced from only one farm or region, they are able to highlight the distinct flavor characteristics of that particular bean.
Learn more about goodnowfarms.com
Serving size: 3Tbsp (42g)
Servings per container: 5
||2g (3% DV)|
|Saturated fat||1g (5%DV)|
|Trans fat||0 g|
|Cholesterol||0mg (0% DV)|
|5mg (0% DV)
|Total Carbs||27g (10%DV)|
Sugars (incl added)
|25g (Includes 25g added sugar) (50% DV)|
|Vitamin D||(0% DV)|
|Iron||6.8mg (40% DV)|
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I gave my chocolate away with Christmas stockings!
I LOVE EVERYTHING I have ordered from Burlap & Barrel!! Sad to say I gave away the hot chocolate & the evergreen ramps as Christmas gifts because I needed to have something for my sister who is a Martha Stewart aficionado (not sure if I used that in the proper context but you get the idea!) She told me she “loved the presents!” but I need to ask her exactly what her thoughts are re: how she used them & what exactly are her thoughts. Sorry Guys, that’s all I know about those.
This cocoa mix has a most unusual flavor, one that’s not my favorite. The allspice overwhelms the cocoa to my taste buds. I’m adding B&B Royal Cinnamon to be able to enjoy it, and have also added it to my coffee. I’m glad I tried this, but won’t buy it again.
This has a good taste, but doesn’t dissolve all the way. I’ve used a mini whisk to try to incorporate the mix with the liquid, but there is still quite a bit left at the bottom of the mug.
It's OK. I thought I'd like the added allspice, but it takes away from the chocolate.
I love it will be buying more.
Good but nothing special
This made a nice cup of hot chocolate but nothing that I couldn't have made myself that would have been at least as good. When I want hot chocolate, I heat some milk into which I drop four or five semi-sweet chocolate Guittard baking chips. I add a little Wild Mesquite from Burlap & Barrel and a dash of vanilla extract. I beat this mixture with a whisk and if I'm feeling ambitious, I make some whipped cream to float on top.
Best Hot Chocolate I've EVER had by a MILE!
Historically speaking, in our family, I'm the only one who NEVER finishes their hot chocolate. I reach my satiation point 1/4-1/2 of cup into drinking it and then I give the rest away to a grateful family member. I thought it was because the various hot chocolates that I had over the years were too rich or something. All I knew is I would stop enjoying it almost immediately and my stomach would feel weird for an hour or two. After perusing a "4 Things to avoid in Chocolate" article and the Goodnow Farms website, I now understand why I could never drink all of the other brands hot chocolate and why I can drink and enjoy a full cup of Goodnow Farms' hot chocolate. The Goodnow Farms' hot chocolate is a delicious, pure product. You have single-origin cacao beans grown by great farmers that were then meticulously transformed into a roasted, pressed, non-alkalized hot chocolate that was then enhanced by B&B's awesome Sweet Allspice. Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for with Goodnow Farms hot chocolate. I will re-order this product but, because of the price point, I will keep this hot chocolate all to myself and let the savages in my family continue to drink and enjoy the inferior brand hot chocolate that doesn't upset their garbage disposal stomachs
Hot chocolate for the Gods
This is the best hot chocolate I have ever had! The allspice is the crowning jewel in the blend!