Hereof, is Hershey's cocoa really cacao?
Hershey's makes its cocoa powder in two varieties, according to the company's website. Both varieties contain 100 percent pure cocoa, but Hershey's processes the Special Dark with alkali. This process, known as dutching, makes it taste less bitter and look darker.
One may also ask, is Hershey's cocoa powder healthy?
The study, which analyzed Hershey's Natural Cocoa Powder and nineteen other cocoa powders, reported that natural cocoa powders have the highest levels of antioxidants. Natural cocoa powders contained an average of 34.6 mg of flavanols per gram of cocoa powder, or about 3.5% of total flavanols by weight.
Special Dark is a Dutch process cocoa, which means that it has been processed with an alkali. That black, rich, and sweet cocoa taste is not suitable for everything; the lighter or fruitier notes in regular reddish-brown cocoa will be missed if you use this in some recipes.