Black Cocoa Powder

Black Cocoa Powder
2lb Bag of Black Cocoa Powder
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Black Cocoa Powder with a dark roast cocoa taste, earthy and heady with light fudge nuances and a trailing floral flavor. Having a range of cocoa powders offers versatility to the chocolate maker and baker. Dutch process cocoa is popular with gelato makers because each cocoa color has a unique and individual chocolate flavor. A tasting range of chocolate gelatos made from different cocoas can be presented for a fun and memorable experience.

The Santa Barbara Chocolate range of alkalized cocoa is characterized by clean flavors without any burnt after notes.

Typically the lighter the color of the cocoa, the flavor will be more bitter, fruity and with acidic notes. Medium brown cocoas will tend to have some red berry fruit notes and a fudge flavor that becomes more pronounced. Red cocoas have a fudge flavor mildly balanced with fruit flavors that give way to subtle floral hints. Black cocoa offers the darkest color, characteristically earthy with some fudge flavors. The color and smell are the most intense aspects and as a result work wonderfully in a mud pie recipe or in chocolate hazelnut gelato.  

Santa Barbara Chocolate bulk cocoa powder is the best value on the market.  Taste and compare to see for yourself why our dutch process cocoa is used by the top pastry chefs, ice cream boutiques and chocolatiers.  

ingredient: Alkalized Cocoa Powder

What is Black Cocoa? 100% cocoa solids: ground cacao cake, alkalized to offer the unique taste and color.

Cocoa Powder that tastes clean and smooth is hard to find. Santa Barbara Chocolate Black Cocoa is free of the heavy burnt taste typical of very dark colored cocoas. The reason why our cocoa tastes better is due to the special alkalization process of the cocoa beans that is finely tuned with the quality roasting. The result is an incredibly beautiful black color; it is considered by many to be the best cocoa powder available with such a dark color that is perfectly matched with the fine flavor of roasted cocoa.




Black Cocoa Powder


Cocoa processed with alkali.
Country of Origin
Unites States
Chemical Limits Method
Moisture ≤ 5% IOCCC1(1952)
Total fat content 10.0 - 12.0% IOCCC14(1972)
pH 7.8 - 8.8 IOCCC15(1972)
Shells on alkali free nibs ≤ 1.75% Winnower Control
Physical Limits


Fineness (200 mesh) 99.50 - 100.00%

IOCCC 38 (1990)

Microbiological Limits Method
Total plate count ≤ 5,000/g ISO4833
Yeasts ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Molds ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Enterobacteriaceae ≤ 10/g ISO21528-2
Coliforms ≤ 10/g ISO4832
E. coli Absent/g ISO16649-2
Salmonella Absent/25 g ISO6579
Recommended Storing Conditions
54 - 68°F; relative humidity ≤ 70%, in odor free atmosphere.
Shelf Life
Best used within 24 months.
Nutritional Information on Average for 3.53 oz (100 g)
Calories 199 kcal Calories from fat 92 kcal
Calories 833 kJ    
Total protein 21.6 g Milk protein 0.0 g
Protein (DV) 43.2%    
Total carbohydrates 50.7 g Sugars (mono + disaccharides) 0.5 g
Total carbohydrates (DV) 18.5% Added sugars 0.0 g
    Added sugars (DV) 0.0%
    Polyols 0.0 g
    Polydextrose 0.00 g
    Starch 9.5 g
Total fat 11.0 g Saturated fatty acid 6.6 g
Total fat (DV) 14.1% Saturated fatty acid (DV) 33.1%
    Mono unsaturated fatty acid 3.6 g
    Poly unsaturated fatty acid 0.3 g
    Trans fatty acid (TFA) total 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Cholesterol (DV) 0.0%
    Organic acids 3.00 g
    Dietary fiber 32.6 g
    Dietary fiber (DV) 116.4%
Total alkaloids 2.34 g Caffeine 0.23 g
Theobromine 2.11 g Alcohol 0.00 g
Poly hydroxyphenols 2.80 g Vitamin A - Retinol 4.100 µg
    Vitamin A (IU) 14
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin 0.400 mg Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin 0.400 mg
Vitamin B1 (DV) 33.3% Vitamin B2 (DV) 30.8%
Vitamin B3/PP - Niacin/Nicotin 2.900 mg Vitamin B12 - Cyano-Cobalamine 0.000 µg
Vitamin B3 (DV) 18.1% Vitamin B12 (DV) 0.0%
Vitamin D - Calciferol 0.500 µg Vitamin E - Alpha-Tocopherol 0.800 mg
Vitamin D (DV) 2.5% Vitamin E (DV) 5.3%
Vitamin D (IU) 20 Vitamin E (IU) 1
Vitamin M - Folic Acid 41.400 µg Sodium 2,500.0 mg
Vitamin M (DV) 10.4% Sodium (DV) 108.7%
Vitamin C - L-Asorbic Acid 0.000 mg Iron 42.00 mg
Vitamin C (DV) 0.0% Iron (DV) 233.3%
Magnesium 456.1 mg Zinc 6.40 mg
Magnesium (DV) 108.6% Zinc (DV) 58.2%
Iodine 0.00 mg Chloride 35.20 mg
Iodine (DV) 0.0%    
Potassium 5,400.0 mg  Ash content 13.16 g 
Potassium (DV) 114.9%    

*Nutrient content information is indicative of composition but not intended as definitive or complete. It is not intended for use in determining specific nutrient labeling values in finished products containing this ingredient as the responsibility for determining label information lies with the finished product manufacturer. Organic matter such as contained in products of this nature is subject to variation in nutritional composition. We disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranty of merchantability. Our responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or any other cause shall not include consequential, special or incidental damages, even if we have been made aware of the possibility of such damages, and is limited to the purchase price of the product. None of the statements made herein shall be construed as a grant, either express or implied, of any license under any patent held by Santa Barbara Chocolate or other parties.  

Black Cocoa Powder is an alkalized cocoa with a black color. Santa Barbara Chocolate does not burn the cocoa beans.

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