Gerkens® cocoa powder

Gerkens CocoaGerkens® cocoa offers a full line of Dutch and natural cocoa powders with critical color variances and flavor profiles. We source beans from around the world to bring you the widest array of consistent, high-quality powders. Each is manufactured, packaged and transported according to the stringent food safety standards of Cargill.

Natural* cocoa powders (light brown colors)

ProductProduction SiteDescription
10/12 Amber™HollandRich fruity, well-rounded flavor
22/24 Amber™HollandRich fruity, well-rounded flavor in a high fat option
10/12 Bamboo™BrazilDistinctive, bold cocoa flavor
10/12 Bueno™Côte d'IvoireFruity, fresh with African accents
10/12 PON10B2FranceRich cocoa flavor
10/12 Tano™GhanaMild and fruity
10/12 Natural OrganicFranceRich cocoa flavor

Lightly alkalized cocoa powders (brown to medium reddish brown colors)

10/12 Russet™HollandFull-bodied and well-rounded
10/12 Impact™BrazilA flavorful, mid-range cocoa with accents
10/12 Mejor™Côte d'IvoireMild cocoa flavored
10/12 POD10G5FranceA subtle cocoa flavor with medium color
10/12 Bia™GhanaMild and well-rounded cocoa notes
10/12 Lightly Alkalized OrganicFranceSmooth, full-bodied and balanced cocoa notes
22/24 Aristocrat™HollandFull-bodied, bold chocolate flavor, mellowed by a higher cocoa butter level

Moderately alkalized cocoa powders (reddish brown to dark red colors)

10/12 Russet Plus™HollandA European bittersweet flavor
10/12 Bronze™BrazilFull-bodied intense cocoa flavor
10/12 POR10G9FranceFull-bodied with deep chocolate notes
10/12 Sienna™HollandRich fudge flavor
10/12 Atobo™GhanaPronounced, well-rounded chocolate flavor
22/24 Amsterdam™HollandA European bittersweet flavor in a high fat option

Strongly alkalized cocoa powders (dark reddish brown to strong dark red colors)

10/12 Garnet™HollandIntense cocoa flavor
22/24 Garnet™HollandIntense cocoa flavor in a high fat option
10/12 Marquise™BrazilRobust cocoa intensity
10/12 Excellente™Côte d'IvoireHearty African cocoa bean flavor
10/12 POR10H10FranceExceptional, dense flavor
10/12 Radiant™BrazilPure chocolate essence, dark, consistent flavor
10/12 DB82Côte d'IvoireIntense powder with a pleasant cocoa flavor
10/12 GT50HollandAn intense cocoa flavor in a dark red color

Heavily alkalized cocoa powder (black)

10/12 Midnight™BrazilHeavy alkalized flavor


*FDA has not defined natural. Contact Cargill for source and processing information.


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