« Recipe for chocolate Nutella® nut cookies | Main | Recipe for roasted garlic salad dressing {vegetarian, gluten-free} »

The Pantry Quiz #1

Cocoa powder

True or false?

By law, Dutch cocoa powder must be made in The Netherlands. If it isn't, it can't be called Dutch.


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz right here in The Perfect Pantry. Use the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

Disclosure: The Perfect Pantry earns a few pennies on purchases made through the Amazon.com links in this post. Thank you for supporting this site when you start your shopping here.


False....and not it in cabinet

False - Dutch is a process, not indication of country. At least that is what I'm going with!

False, Dutched cocoa is a process of lowering acidity, amongst other things, in cocoa powder, developed in the Netherlands, but not limited to being produced there.

False. But I do keep a stock from a lovely chocolatier from Amsterdam. Puccini Bomboni

False.... it has something to do with the process of preparation - but others have answered!

Not sure, but I believe one sees "Dutch process" indicated on various cocoas, not simply "Dutch." I think the EU has strict appellation rules and perhaps one can't call it "Dutch" unless it is from Holland. I don't currently have any in my cupboard but sure ought to.

False. Dutch process. We are getting smarter, Lydia. Thank you!

False. It's a process, not a country of provenance. I think it's what gives cocoa a darker brown, since if I remember correctly, most recipes for red velvet cake emphasize to use cocoa that is not dutch processed, which means that it will blend with red food coloring much more easily.

Truly I had no idea. But I am trusting those who say it's false. And I don't think I have any.

False! Dutching chocolate is a process.

I thought 'false,' so it's good to see that supported by better minds. Do I have it? Can I say, probably?

As others have commented it's a process
And yes I have it in two versions one imported one local ( but the local one is like a billion years old)


PS Love to see that you're using the plastic lids for caning jars too -- so much easier than rings/lids if you aren't actually canning.

PPS FUN new series!!

False. I claim to know this because I've heard it referred to as "dutched" chocolate, so I know it's a process.

I believe Dutch Chocolate must be made in the Netherlands, but I am not so sure about Dutch cocoa powder.

False.Dutch process is a technique used to
prepare cocoa for the market.

False. Yes, I do.

Great question, Lydia!

False - dutching is a process. I do have it in my pantry, as well as "regular" cocoa (which I believe is more acidic).

Chiming in late: false and yes. An intriguing start, Lydia!

Late too - but agree with the crowd and I don't think I have any -best for me to buy my baked goods from the pros!

We use Dutch process cocoa in our Marble Cake recipe sometimes.

False. Dutch cocoa is a process not a product of any particular region.
Yes, I have this in pantry.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.