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ABSTRACT

Eighteen randomly selected cocoa samples were analyzed in duplicate by HPLC for caffeine and theobromine. The relative standard deviation for the method was determined to be 1.55%. The mean ± S.D. of the theobromine plus caffeine content (moisture free basis) was 2.85 ± 0.08% with a 90% confidence interval of 2.72–2.98% for red Dutched cocoa. The total ± SD. for natural cocoas was 2.82 + 0.16% with a 90% confidence interval of 2.56–3.08%.