Costco Organic Cacao Powder

When I first purchased this bag of cacao, I had no clue what I was going to be using it for. I just knew I liked chocolate & this was a big bag of it. I am so glad I did because it has made it’s way into our recipes in a big way. We use it for pancakes, muffins, yogurt bowls & many other baked goods. It’s organic, fair trade, non-GMO, low fat, vegan & gluten free & made by company Volupta. What more could you want for only $9.99? Buy it & please try my chocolate yogurt recipe below.

Price: $9.99, Item: 1218959

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If you can’t find this item at Costco, don’t worry they will most likely stock it soon. I had a couple months where it was out of stock at my local Costco, but I eventually found it. If you need it now I highly recommend this stuff from Amazon……

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21 thoughts on “Costco Organic Cacao Powder

  1. I have noticed Costco’s organic cacao powder contains 50% carb, 10% sugar. But the ingredient lists 100% cacao powder. Where does the sugar come from? Can anyone explains why?

    1. I think they still do. I was at Costco today & about 90% sure I saw it. I know it’s been on & off the shelves frequently (I can only assume it’s a supply issue), but they usually carry it. What Costco are you located at? You can always order it from the Amazon links above, but the Costco Cacao Powder is probably the most inexpensive. Organic & Fair Trade too!

    1. It’s always tough when a home staple all of sudden is no longer carried at your Costco. Hopefully they bring it back again.

  2. Please carry the Volupta organic cacao chocolate powder again at Costco Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Thank you!

  3. I’ve seen some reports that some cacao powders have higher than normal levels of cadmium. Are heavy metals tests available for this product?

    1. According to Consumer Labs this product has 0.59 micrograms of cadmium per gram of cacao. This is a lower level than most popular cacao brands. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has established a provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) for cadmium at 7 µg/kg of body weight. That is 7 micrograms per kg per week. Assuming a 70 kilogram (154 pound) adult, the weekly tolerable intake is 490 micrograms or 70 micrograms a day. 1 serving (tablespoon) of this stuff is 5 grams (2.95 micrograms of cadmium) so you are well within the 70 microgram per day threshold. To further complicate things, if you ate this entire bag in 1 week you would consume 535.13 micrograms of cadmium, thus breaking the weekly limit of 490 micrograms, so don’t eat this entire bag in 1 week!

      If you are highly concerned with heavy metals in your foods I would recommend a subscription to Consumer Labs. “, LLC (“CL”) is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products.”

      Hope that helps. Thanks for the comment

  4. I saw some the last time I was in personally. Wasn’t sure I would use it. Now that I have a Vitamix I want some for smoothies. Our caregiver has not been able to find it in the last six weeks. Please carry it again! Thanks!

    1. I’m sorry you couldn’t find it. There was a two month period where they didn’t carry it at my Costco and we were all out. Just like you, we use it all the time in smoothies. It’s so good with some fruit to give it that sweet chocolaty flavor. Keep checking I’m sure they will carry it soon. Make sure to get 2 bags if you find it. Otherwise I would recommend this cocao powder from Amazon. It’s organic, fair trade, non-GMO & gluten-free just like the Costco stuff. It’s just not as inexpensive, but it get’s delivered right to your front door

  5. I saw this recipe calling for cacao instead of cocoa. I’ve never even heard of cacao. Interesting!
    5. Chocolate Balls

    Dessert for Self-Care #5: This dessert may not look like much, but they are sure to impress your taste buds. Ingredients: 1 c. almond meal, 1/4 c. raw cacao powder (not cocoa), 4 tbs. maple syrup, 1/2 tsp. chaga powder (optional). Directions: 1) Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. 2) Form mixture into balls and place on decorative plate. 3) Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days. I eat these chocolate balls with my smoothies in the morning for extra protein. I have them for a snack with fruit for an added protein boost and I will also just save them for my dessert in the evening because they are satisfying with a banana and a relaxing bed-time tea.

    1. Wow! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be sure to try it out. Sounds tasty! Ya, this organic cacao powder is super tasty. My wife makes zucchini chocolate muffins with them & they are the perfect late night snack. I also add them to my protein shakes for the chocolaty flavor. I’ll have to try this out next. Sounds like it could be a great post workout snack

    1. Last time I was at Costco they had this Organic Cacao Powder in stock. Sometimes it’s hard to find because it blends in with the other items. Make sure to check near the flour & baking goods

          1. I’ve seen the organic Cacao Powder at the Costco’s in the Bay Area, CA. It’s been stocked for some time now. Good luck finding it. If not, you can always try the Amazon links above

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