[Bangyudang] Cocoa Misugaru
We're back with more misugaru - this time with cacao!
Bangyudang's Cacao Misugaru is made with real cacao - directly imported from Spain. The cacao is dried, roasted and ground into a fine powder. It's then mixed with a ratio of Korea-grown barley (50%), brown rice (15%) and soybeans (15%).
So what does it taste like? Cacao by itself is like unprocessed chocolate. It's at the stage in its life where no sugar or sweeteners have been added to it. It has a bitter, toasted-chocolate flavor. But cacao is highly nutritious and exceptionally rich in antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Hence, it was chosen as a new ingredient for misugaru.
For a healthy breakfast shake, we recommend mixing a few scoops of this Cacao Misugaru with honey and milk (exact ratio listed below).
Misugaru can be used in many different ways. Drink it cold in the summer. Or mix it with hot milk for a soothing latte. Sprinkle it over yogurt or use it as a topping for patbingsu!
I add anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons of this to smoothies. Have also had it with 8-10oz of milk and 2 teaspoons of honey. I found it easier to mix with an immersion blender rather than my shaker bottle. Has a nutty taste, not super chocolatey. Mouthfeel is slightly thick (not as light as water but not milkshake-thick either).
- Mix of roasted and finely ground grains
- Cocoa is imported directly from Spain
- All of the other grains are locally grown in Korea
- No caffeine! Misugaru is high in vitamins, proteins, folates and calcium - great as on-the-go breakfast
- Cocoa powder is also rich in minerals - especially polyphenols (good antioxidants)
Bangyudang is a Korea seed roaster based in Gwangju, South Korea.
They've been roasting grains since 1976. This is a picture from the old days.
After 40 years, the owner (show above) has become a grain roasting master!
They specialize in traditional Korean grains.
Barley (50%), Cocoa (20%), Soybean (15%), Brown Rice (15%)
Expiration period: Listed on Package
Before opening, keep in a cool, dry area
After opening, store in refrigerator
How to enjoy
Misugaru Shake (shown above)
Patbingsu Topping, Misugaru Makgeolli
About the Brand
Bangyudang is a Korea seed roaster based in Gwangju that specializes in roasting grains and pressing seed oils.
How to ENJOY COCOA misugaru
1. Pour 1 cup of milk (~200 ml) into a glass.
2. Mix-in 4T of Cacao Misugaru
3. Add 1/2 Tablespoon of Sugar (or Honey)
Stir thoroughly and enjoy!
A: Use a protein shaker - one with a ball in it. Or use a blender!
A: Yes, use any type of milk that you like.
A: No sugar or salt added. It's 100% natural ground beans and cocoa.
A: The cocoa is imported from Spain. The other 3 ingredients are grown and roasted locally in Korea.
A: Store in the refrigerator after opening.
A: Korea. All products in Gochujar are made in Korea!
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About The Brand
Bangyudang is a Korea seed roaster based in Gwangju that specializes in roasting grains and pressing sesame and perilla oil. They've been in business since 1976 and built a solid reputation for premium seed oils & grain powders.