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General Discussion 8

Shortage of Dutch Cocoa?

lemons | Mar 13, 2015 08:20 PM

I recently made this cake http://www.alwaysorderdessert.com/201...

and used the last of some Dutch cocoa I'd had hanging around for a couple of years. It's a very good cake, but I think I need to alter the baking time or depth of the pan, so I want to make it again. Went out looking for more Dutch cocoa and had trouble finding it at the usual supermarkets. (I live in the greater St. Louis area, FWIW.) Finally located it at a specialty grocery store, Droste, $12 a box, or Guittard at $10 a box.

Don't remember it being so hard to find, and definitely don't remember it being twice the price of regular cocoa, and no, I am not talking about hot chocolate mix, which I never buy, but real cocoa. What's going on?

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