It shouldn’t be a big deal, really. I mean chocolate is not essential for life or happiness. My kid would be just fine without it. I, on the other hand have been really bummed and borderline obsessed with losing our cocoa source to the peanut production lines. I’ve written Ghirardelli and voiced my complaint to someone who could care less. I’ve asked Vermont Nut Free and Divvies if they’d be willing to sell a few pounds. I even found myself Googling “how to make your own cocoa powder.” I have cocoa mulch in my garden, maybe I could find a nice cocoa farmer willing to spare some beans. Anyway, thankfully, I found an easier source. Apparently, silly old Nestle makes a cocoa powder that suits our needs. Now I’ll have to find another thing to obsess about…which should not be hard.
Addendum! The Super-Sweet Queen Bee of Divvies, Lori Sandler, heard of my plight and called today to give some cocoa advice ( and other baking advice and general cheerleading!) and it seems I’m on the right track with Nestle and Hershey’s here…but Divvies is working on packaging to sell the cocoa from their bakery! I’d be more than happy to support them any day!