[Flavored - Spice]
Sometimes confused with cocoa (hot chocolate), cacao is the pure, unprocessed and dried seed of Theobrama cacao. Natural cocoa is dark and bitter to the taste with little to no cocoa butter. It can be found in nib form or ground into a powder. The flavor is intense with a subtle mouth - cooling finish. Cacao is the ingredient that is emphasized on wrappers of dark chocolate bars.
Parent Tags: FLAVORED, SPICE