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Ramstadt Breda Rich Dark Cocoa 16 oz

See how to make better brownies with this cocoa.


  • Much, much better than the cocoa in the brown can
  • Makes everything taste much better
  • Everything from pies to hot chocolate just got better
  • "Much better than grocery store cocoa."
  • "By far the best cocoa I've ever come across."
  • Use it in everything from cakes, to brownies, to granola. 
  • "Amazing!"
  • Gourmet dark cocoa from Germany
  • A 22 to 24% cocoa butter content compared to 8 to 10% for the national brand, making this three times as good.
  • ProA full pound in a resealable Mylar bag


This is our original, bestselling dark cocoa. We use it in most of our mixes and sell it from the store. We depend on it for better-tasting products.

You will be astonished at the difference between this and store cocoa. This dark cocoa has up to three times the cocoa butter--22 to 24% cocoa butter compared to 8% to 10% for most grocery store cocoa. That makes a world of difference! No wonder this is so rich, dark, and chocolatey.

Really good cocoa always has a high cocoa butter content, or it just isn't that good.

"Everything always tastes so much better." Pamela Belanger

"The best cocoa I have ever used." Elizabeth Houghton

"Makes everything more chocolatey." Wendee Benson

"It's always awesome." Patricia Tate

"We order lots to keep on hand." Peggy Stallings

"It is so good that lesser quality just doesn't taste right." Bruce W. Boedecker

"I am a German chocolate junkie. This gives a very authentic European flavor." Joe D.

"Gorgeous, rich cocoa elevates all chocolate desserts." Sandi Edelson

"It's the only cocoa I use . . . worth every penny." Jennifer Mattes

"Words cannot express how much I LOVE this cocoa." Michele Barnes

"I am very impressed with its richness and color but mostly its taste. It's fantastic." Nisa

"Yeah, it makes a difference. Thanks for introducing us to this." Bonnie

"I haven't tasted one better. I will never buy anything else." Eva

You'll bake your best cookies and cakes ever. People are throwing away their old cocoa and changing to this.

Switch to the good stuff. We guarantee that it will take your baking to another level. If you're not astonished, we'll give you your money back.

Don't miss out on something this good. Give it a try. We guarantee it will make a big difference.

Look what you can make with really good dark cocoa. 

homemade hot chocolate

  • Four ways your hot chocolate can beat the store's and save you money.
  • Make your desserts better with this easy hot fudge sauce. The brownies below are drizzled with a hot fudge sauce.
  • Chocolate whipped cream is like ice cream without the ice. It''s cool, velvety, and luscious--a perfect topping for many of your desserts.
  • Make better brownies by customizing your recipe with these two changes.

You may also wish to try Belcolade Dark Cocoa and Ramstadt Medium Dark Cocoa.


brownies with hot fudge sauce


Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Naomi J
without a doubt the best cocoa on the market

I have been using this cocoa for many years. I have tried many many other brands of cocoa and cacao and none of them compare to the Ramstadt Breda rich dark cocoa. This cocoa is deeply fragrant, flavorful and chocolatey. Many other cocoas are so defatted they typically lack richness. This cocoa is smooth and rich. 5/5

The Best Cocoa

As many reviewers have stated - I too have been using this cocoa for years. It’s one of the best I’ve ever used and easily elevates any recipe calling for chocolate. If you haven’t made it your ‘go-to’ cocoa - what are you waiting for-??

Dorothy Thompson
Best cocoa ever!

Ramstadt Breda rich dark cocoa is Wonderful…..It’s the only one that I use because it is a high quality cocoa and it’s delicious in cakes, cookies or whatever you use it for! Try it…you’ll love it too!

Thank you!

Recently, my husband stopped by not knowing that you had to pre-order before you picked up but you still served us….. thanks so much! Greatly appreciated because we are from Oregon!

Pamela Belanger
Rich, dark cocoa flavor

I have been buying this cocoa from your store for many years. I love it. It is rich in color and flavor. Everything always tastes so much better.