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Cant; find a 70% to 85% cocoa chocolate nut free

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madrehayunasola Thu 30-Jul-09 22:32:53

Can you recommend a 70% to 85% cocoa chocolate nut free good for cakes and cupcakes?
Thanks!

BlueBumedFly Thu 30-Jul-09 22:40:19

Have you tried the Its Nut Free website? They are pretty good?

madrehayunasola Thu 30-Jul-09 22:42:14

Good idea, I've visited it before, but did not check then their chocolates...thanks!

Jemli Thu 30-Jul-09 22:44:19

I have a nut allergy and I have eaten Green & Blacks chocolate without any problems. Don't know if it specifically nut free. The is also that venezualan black chocolate, the one made in devon hmm that is high in cocoa. It comes as a cylinder of chocolate and i have seen it in waitrose. I think they only make chocolate, so not other nut products to cause contamination. Have not cooked with either of these so not sure if this is much help. Can you not use cocoa powder?

lisad123 Thu 30-Jul-09 22:47:26

Aldi coco has no nuts but not sure on %

madrehayunasola Thu 30-Jul-09 22:51:31

Thanks Jemli, did not think of cocoa powder, do you use it in the same way as a bar? Just wanted to bake some cupcakes with my son and cannot seem to find one that does not have the warning... I've contacted Green and Blacks customer services and they said there are nuts in their factory so cannot guarantee no trace of nut in any product bla bla bla ... I get angry when they say that, I know I shouldn't...I just believe they could make the effort and manage their production properly to be able to say what is safe as so many companies do...sorry about it!

AcademicMum Fri 31-Jul-09 23:03:21

Plamil do quite nice chocolate, but not sure what it's like to cook with. Aldi 70% or 85% cocoa dark chocolate is also pretty good, but I'm not sure whether it has a specific nut free claim (unlike Plamil which guarantees to be made in a nut and dairy free environment).

AcademicMum Fri 31-Jul-09 23:05:19

The plamil stuff you can get from here www.plamilfoods.co.uk/specials.htm

tatt Sat 01-Aug-09 06:06:10

last time I spoke to Green & Blacks there were no peanuts in their factory, only tree nuts. They were also quite contamination aware. Doesn't help us but if you are only concerned with peanut allergy you could check current position.

Kinnerton make a dark chocolate bar for Sainsburys that may be suitable, not sure of the %. Look in the free from area. I don't make much chocolate cake but generally use cocoa powder.

madrehayunasola Sat 01-Aug-09 09:20:45

Thanks so much!
I'll try to get them today. It's Nut Free alse replied and they make one too I understand. Thanks again.

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