What are the Different Flavor Characteristics of Cocoa Pods?

Cocoa Pod Colors and Flavor Characteristics

Our chocolate partners are not only the source of great chocolate products but also great chocolate knowledge. Check out the different colored cocoa pods below and their corresponding flavor characteristics...



Green Cocoa Pods 

Best flavor variety with rounded smooth chocolate taste - grown in Ecuador and West Africa - our primary choice for chocolate making

Yellow Cocoa Pods

Medium alkaline with bitterness and light chocolate taste - can be added to the green pod to creat flavor variety

Red Cocoa Pods

Strongly alkaline or acidic, bitter and low chocolate flavor until fermentation - grown in Brazil - best choice for cocoa powder