Organic, Chocolate Covered Nibs
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (56 g.) total package
Calories: 135 calories in 1 oz. serving (estimate)
Cost: $2.99 (sale price)
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Taza Chocolate (Somerville, MA) specializes in traditional stone ground chocolate -- which they used used to coat this cocoa nibs, small rough ground bits of the larger fermented and roasted cocoa beans. Taza is offering a nuts and nibs collection this year (2012); and all these items are covered in Taza's signature chocolate, that they make themselves by hand in small batches.
It is more difficult to distinguish the texture of this ("67% dark") stone ground chocolate when it is serving as a thin covering for a crunchier item in the middle. It tasted fairly sweet but smooth, creating a contrast with the drier, rougher and earthier nibs.
Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Nibs Theme Week.