Chocolate of the Day
Roasted Cacao Nibs
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70.7 g.) in total package
Calories: 140 calories (estimate) in 1 oz. (14.1 g.) serving
Cost: $5.99 for 1 package
Purchased from: Farm Fresh to You (add to local CSA box delivery)
Welcome to Day #4 of 100% Cacao and Nibs Theme Week.
Today's Roasted Cacao Nibs were made by Cru Chocolate (Roseville, CA).
The aroma notes wafting out of the opened pouch included fresh cacao, fresh baked chocolate brownies/dark chocolate cookies, subtle fruit (fresh banana), roasted nut, very faint green (nut, seed, floral, wood), and jaguar cacao.
These fresh-tasting nibs had a light and crunchy texture.
Cacao nibs are versatile and I enjoyed these three ways: 1.) sprinkled on a green salad (with orange, fennel, artichoke and and goat cheese; 2.) on top of ice cream; and 3.) by themselves.
Maker's tasting notes: "Grown by small-holder family farms in Central America. Carefully fermented to achieve delicate flavors....Perfect to add into your smoothies, salads, omelets and great for baking."
Ingredients: Roasted cacao nibs
Allergen-related information: (No information listed.)