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OUT OF STOCK - We do not have an estimated time of arrival. 
Sadly we have heard that cocoa supplies are in short supply. And that our costs are unsure. We still have access to Valrhona and if you need cocoa powder immediately this may be your best choice for the near future. 

ChefShop's Cocoa Powder (22% to 24% Cocoa Butter )

2.2 lbs/1 kg  - Dutch

Formerly known as Pernigotti Cocoa Powder


As Seen in Saveur100 and Chocolatier Mag, a favorite for years!

With this chocolate powder for baking, get ready to make the best brownies, the best chocolate cake, and the best cookies known to any oven on the planet! This cocoa powder will make gelato and ice cream superb. 

We have now gone directly to the original producer of Pernigotti Cocoa Powder - whom we have known for over 15 years. As a result, the cocoa butter content is back to 22% to 24% - where it really should be to get that rich, chocolaty flavor. And as always, it's with real vanilla (not vanillan)

As seen in Saveur Magazine (Saveur 100, 2011) and Chocolatier Magazine.

ingredients: cocoa powder, vanilla 

Don't be fooled. If your friends rave about the unsweetened cocoa powder called "Pernigotti cocoa", this is the Cocoa Powder they are talking about. The other Pernigotti cocoa (in the other packaging) is not the same.... the cocoa in the other packaging has "flavour" added - otherwise known as *vanillan* or artificial vanilla, and the cocoa butter content is lower! PLUS the other cocoa butter content is not up to that critical 22-24%. We have the original formula -- the real deal!
This dark, unsweetened cocoa powder is in a class unto itself. They have removed less fat from our cocoa (resulting in a 22-24% fat content), which results in a more intense and immediate chocolate flavor. Pernigotti Cocoa Powder is Dutch processed and has a touch of ground vanilla bean. Our regulars know what a great cocoa this is!

"I've used this cocoa for years ... I just love it. Williams Sonoma doesn't have it online (or in their stores) I picked you."" Thanks, D.

Preparation and General Uses of Cocoa Powder

ChefShop Cocoa Powder is ready to satisfy in drinks and desserts, like a rich Chocolate Sorbet or Super Dense Chocolate Brownies. Buy unsweetened cocoa powder and add with sugar (to taste) to hot milk, and the aroma will transport you to breezy autumn days in the Piazza della Signoria. 


Hot Cocoa Recipe

This is a classic hot cocoa recipe - perfect if made with a rich, high-fat, unsweetened cocoa powder like ChefShop Cocoa Powder.

1/2 cup India Tree Super Fine Caster Sugar
3/4 cup ChefShop Cocoa Powder
2 1/2 cups whole milk OR 2 cups whole milk and 1/2 cup whole cream
1/4 teaspoons fine Trapani Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon 2x Vanilla Extract


1. Mix sugar, 1/2 & 1/2, cocoa powder and salt together in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture gets to just below boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Blend and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings


Ordering Information
Please note that the cocoa comes in a "service pack." It is sealed in a thick plastic bag for production baking, and the bag attracts cocoa powder to the exterior during packaging. This is quite normal and will not affect the product.

Ingredients: Cocoa processed with Alkali, natural vanilla.
Prepared and Packaged on machines that may come in contact with tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy,
Keywords: Pernigotti, cocoa, dutch processed, Italy, ChefShop, Italian, Saveur Magazine


Average Rating:
(based on 7 reviews)
I just received my first order of Pernigotti Cocoa. I have been a fan of Valharona Cocoa for years, but this may have replaced it as my Favorite! It has an incredible taste, I could smell it thru the double bagging. It is just GREAT! I would highly recommend it and for 2.2 lbs it really is quite a bargain!
by Ellen
Dark Chocolate Pudding w/ Sugared Cranberries
Blogger Rachel, from The Fromagette, made this amazing Chocolate Pudding using Pernigotti Cocoa. Looks absolutely delicious!
by Kate
Great stuff
Bought for truffle-making Christmas 2010. Wow, this is the best! I have always loved Valhrona, but glad I gave this a try. I planned to share/ gift give, as 500 truffles later, I've hardly used any......... Can't say enough great things about it. ....
by russ
Best Cocoa on the planet
I have been using this exclusively for years now. I have a 'secret' brownie recipe that I make with this cocoa, syrup made from the cocoa and only the best ingredients. Everyone goes ga-ga over them. Syrup - so easy to make - anything that calls for cocoa I use this. Sometimes I mix just a touch into my coffee from a treat. If you have not tried this yet you need to. You WILL NOT be disappointed!!!
by Ellie Mae
The Top Cocoa Ever
I first discovered this cocoa at Williams-Sonoma 20 years ago.....and have been using it ever since. Of course, now I buy it in large quantities! It makes a decadent hot chocolate, and I use it in brownies and Martha Stewart's one-bowl chocolate cake recipe. Really wonderful.....
by Donna
Best Unsweetened Cocoa Ever
If heaven made unsweetened cocoa, this is it. Have been using Perignotti cocoa powder for a number of years. The flavor and density of the chocolate is so delicious everything you baked is elevated. It did take me awhile to go through 2 lbs of cocoa, which is why I kept searching for it before I ran out. How happy I was to find it again….love it love it. Nothing else can compare!
by Maria
Best cocoa powder ever
This is the real deal! My order came lightning fast.
by Margery Hansen