Organic Cacao & Maca Powders

September 01, 2017 in Category: What's New

Trader Joe’s Organic Fair Trade Cacao Powder is, as the name implies, both organic and Fair Trade-certified—two highly sought-after attributes in a cacao product—and boasts a balanced blend of Peruvian Criollo, Trinitario, and Forastero cocoa beans.

Typically reserved for use in very fine chocolates, Criollo just happens to be known as the “prince of cocoa,” so every time you open up a pouch of Organic Fair Trade Cacao Powder, it’s like being amongst royalty. It’s also milled at low temperatures, which is thought to keep more of its nutrients intact. It’s Cacao fit for a king. Or a prince. Or a queen. Or a Trader named Joe…

Add a tablespoon of Organic Cacao Powder to your morning smoothie—our favorite blend is with almond milk peanut butter, and a banana—or hot cereal. Use your Cacao Powder for all of your baking needs. Add it to sauces, marinades, and spreads—the sky is the limit!

We’ve never seen a product like this sell for any less than $6.99, but we were able to negotiate a fantastic deal on this Organic Fair Trade Cacao Powder and are selling each 8-ounce pouch for $3.99, every day. You’ll find it near our hot cereals.

Maca might be new to most North American grocery shoppers, but in South America, this revered root has been used in cooking and in medicine for well over 3,000 years. Grown high in the Andes Mountains, it looks a bit like a cross between a turnip and a radish.

It’s been called the “Lost Crop of the Andes,” “Peruvian Ginseng,” and “Inca Gold,”—but we’re calling it simply Trader Joe’s Organic Maca Powder. Add a tablespoon to your morning smoothie, stir it into a piping-hot bowl of TJ’s Quinoa & Steel Cut Oatmeal, or use it in baked goods to lend a bit of nuttiness to the finished product.

If you really want to win friends and influence people, we highly recommend using it in a batch of no-bake “Coconut Cream Energy Bars,” the recipe for which can be found on the back of the Organic Maca Powder pouch. Seriously, these bars—which our buyer whipped up to showcase Maca’s endless possibilities—were so delicious that our tasting panel wanted us to start selling the bars in our bakery section!

Organically-grown maca root powder normally sells for upwards of $3 per ounce. (Yes, you read that right.) We, however, were able to negotiate a fantastic deal with our supplier and are offering each 8-ounce pouch of Organic Maca Powder for $4.99, every day. It’s a fantastic value that you’ll find on our shelves near our hot cereals.

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Tags: organic, unsweetened