Hello, yesterday I ordered some callebaut royal dutch cocoa powder to make some cupcakes. I noticed today the product was shipped but I thought I was ordering callebaut cocoa powder. I did not order from Callebaut.com but I went there to see if there is a product called royal dutch cocoa powder I didn't see anything. So now my question. Does it matter is there a big difference between the two or pretty much the same. Please advise which is better I will be buying more for my holiday cooking. I purchased this on ebay since the price was right a small amount just to try. Thank you.
Callebaut Royal Dutch Cocoa Powder vs Callebaut Cocoa Powder
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Dutched cocoa has been treated with alkalai, it's usually darker brown . It will react with baking soda producing gas, which will provide "lift" to your baking.
Undutched cocoa is produced with out any alkalai and is usually reddish-brown, stronger tasting, and more expensive.