Manufactured by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
While cocoa originated in the Amazon more than 4000 years ago, it quickly moved north into Guatemala and Mexico. By 400 BC, cocoa was being used by the Mayans in religious, spiritual and cultural ceremonies. Few can resist its rich taste and decadent texture. Whether it’s for confections, pastries, snacks, beverages or ice cream, cocoa powder adds the right appeal.
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate offers a complete range of organic and conventional cocoa powders under the Gerkens® brand name. Founded in 1928, Gerkens is known for its high quality cocoa powder and technical expertise. Cargill’s cocoa powders are Kosher, and their product range includes low to high fat cocoa powders as well as alkalized (Dutch) and non-alkalized.
Cargill carefully selects and artfully combines the cocoa beans to create a selection of cocoa powders that stimulate the imagination as well as the appetite. The cocoa powders are processed from the nib to ensure flawless consistency of color, flavor and functionality; their high degree of fineness provides the benefit of the full release of color and flavor. Fineness also helps to control sedimentation in ready-to-serve chocolate drinks and the sandy taste in coatings. Cargill’s microbiology standards rank amongst the highest in the world, ensuring the quality and safety of your products.
Gerkens 10/12 Organic Cocoa Powder: a standard fat, natural organic cocoa powder that has a subtle brownish-red color and rich chocolate flavor.
Gerkens 10/12 Amber: a standard fat, natural cocoa powder that is a beautiful light brown color, and is described as rich and fruity with well-rounded flavor.
Medium Reddish Brown
Gerkens 10/12 Alkalized Organic Cocoa Powder: a standard fat, organic cocoa powder, which is lightly alkalized to achieve a medium brownish-red color, and smooth, full-bodied chocolate flavor.
Gerkens 10/12 Russet: a standard fat cocoa powder, which is lightly alkalized to achieve a medium reddish brown color and a full-bodied flavor.
Gerkens 22/24 Aristocrat: a high fat cocoa powder, which lightly alkalized to achieve a medium brown color and bold chocolate flavor.
Reddish Brown to Dark Red
Gerkens 10/12 Russet Plus: a standard fat cocoa powder, which is moderately alkalized to achieve a deep reddish brown color and European bittersweet flavor.
Gerkens 10/12 Sienna: a standard fat cocoa powder, which is moderately alkalized to achieve a deep reddish brown color and rich fudge flavor.
Dark Reddish Brown
Gerkens 10/12 Garnet: a standard fat cocoa powder, which is strongly alkalized to achieve a dark reddish brown color and intense cocoa flavor.
Gerkens 22/24 Garnet: a high fat cocoa powder, which is strongly alkalized to achieve a dark reddish brown color and intense cocoa flavor.
Gerkens 10/12 Midnight: a standard fat cocoa powder, which is highly alkalized resulting in a midnight black color and strong cocoa flavor.