Cocoa powder 2 x 250g @ Lidl £2.00
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Cocoa powder 2 x 250g @ Lidl £2.00

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Found 4th May 2014
Belbake cocoa powder is 1 for £1.49 or 2 for £2.00 at Lidl. Brilliant deal for anyone like me who bakes a lot. Spotted in Morden.

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Thanks OP
I tend to my own cocoa from scratch so this will come in handy.

The problem with this fake cocoa is it's unregulated and you don't know what's in it. Take my advice and buy Bourneville from Cadbury. A quality British product from a British company.

qwerta369

The problem with this fake cocoa is it's unregulated and you don't know … The problem with this fake cocoa is it's unregulated and you don't know what's in it. Take my advice and buy Bourneville from Cadbury. A quality British product from a British company.



Cadbury don't grow the cocoa beans. I don't see how you can say Lidl sell fake cocoa. Do Lidl also sell fake coffee, fake tea, fake sugar, fake flour ..?... !!!

Lady Bracknell are you as tasty as your baking?!

Thanks. That's a very good price.

anyone confirm if this is national?
what's bank holiday opening like in these German shops?

zaphodbb

anyone confirm if this is national?what's bank holiday opening like in … anyone confirm if this is national?what's bank holiday opening like in these German shops?



I got 12 packets in Blackburn, Lancashire for £12.

Was going to buy this until i found out it has sodium hydroxide in it.

Exactly. Your health is more important. Personally I'm boycotting all these cheap retailers selling fake products. They're coffee is exactly the same it might be cheap but theirs a reason for it.

qwerta369

The problem with this fake cocoa is it's unregulated and you don't know … The problem with this fake cocoa is it's unregulated and you don't know what's in it. Take my advice and buy Bourneville from Cadbury. A quality British product from a British company.



Cadbury is not British and has not been for some time - bought by Kraft foods and now owned by Mondelēz International.

Cadbury was once famous for having pure cocoa and not adding brick dust to it. They even were part of the movement for food labelling as theirs was so pure so OP has a point but these days I think Lidl can produce a comparable Cocoa. There's a great book called Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury if your interested in Chocolate, why M&Ms look like smarties and why Hershey's tastes different to Cadburys chocolate. :-)

93% cocoa, 7% acidity regulators, for example

E524 Sodium hydroxide Prepared from natural salt. Adjusting agent, base and colour solvent (caustic). Used in drain cleaners, cocoa products, sour cream, edible fats and oils, jam, tinned vegetables, glaze on pretzels, enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

sodium hydroxide is just an alkaline sodium salt. Hydroxide ions are in water along with hydrogen ions in equal ratio ie H2O !. It is not toxic in the small amount - 7% of the small amount you use of cocoa. It is corrosive yes but in a strong solution but not in the amount in the cocoa powder. Do some science!

Edited by: "cjabingham" 7th May 2014

hmm i edited that post to source the quote, just google it.

small amount? 12 boxes at 7%? debatable.

anyway, Asda chosen by you is, i believe, identical. and as i said before only Bournville gives us pure cocoa at the expense of shelf life.

and cja, drain cleaner is also 'just an alkaline salt'
Edited by: "zaphodbb" 8th May 2014

I agree better to have 100% cocoa powder. My sister got me some organic fair trade cocoa for Christmas. Morrisons use 100% cocoa powder (250g £2.25) and so does Asda. Tesco put 7% sodium hydroxide in their cocoa powder (250g £1.99) The value chocolate at Asda does not contain polyacrylamide but the Tesco value one does. The Asda dark smartprice chocolate is 30p for 100g and 50% cocoa solids. Lidl is 35p for the same!

Edited by: "cjabingham" 10th May 2014

zaphodbb

hmm i edited that post to source the quote, just google it.small amount? … hmm i edited that post to source the quote, just google it.small amount? 12 boxes at 7%? debatable.anyway, Asda chosen by you is, i believe, identical. and as i said before only Bournville gives us pure cocoa at the expense of shelf life.and cja, drain cleaner is also 'just an alkaline salt'



Drain cleaner caustic soda is 100% caustic soda and you use a lot more!

Guys, pure cocoa powder is not great for your health because of it's acidity pH around 5. Apparently the alkali additive removes the harmful acidity and makes the cocoa good for your body system. So actually the Lidl's Cocoa powder is much healthier for you than the more expensive pure version!!!

...a bit like oranges, which have a PH value of 3 and are SO bad for you. Oh wait.. Gastric acid has PH value of 1.5. The body is very good at regulating PH and does not require neutral foods.

shut up moaning you miserable people

Best %^&^%£@ comment by far. Hoorah for you.
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