Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Exquisito Chocolates - Cacao Nibble, Single Origin Roasted Cacao Nibs - July 11, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Exquisito Chocolates
Cacao Nibble, Single Origin Roasted Cacao Nibs
Good ++
Weight: 3 TB (28 g.) / 5 oz. (142 g.) in total package
Calories: 175 calories (estimate) in 1 serving
Cost: $10.00 (double check) for 1 package 
Purchased from: Exquisito Chocolates, online order

Welcome to Day #10 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week. 

Today's Cacao Nibble, Single Origin Roasted Cacao Nibs were from Exquisito Chocolates (Little Havana, Miami, FL).

The aroma for these softly crunchy, fresh cocoa nibs included cacao with medium (balanced) acidity, faint green and faint roasted nut and spice (pecan, cinnamon) notes.

Flavor notes included: authentic, unsweetened cacao with mild-moderate acidity, chocolate (faintly earthy/loamy brownie), and subtle(roasted (nutty, faintly woody seed, coffee) notes. 

These nibs were well-balanced with medium complexity and no "off" notes. They were suitable for several uses, including for snacking/nibbling if you like nibs. They also would be good for inclusion in sweet or savory dishes/rubs or sauces, marinating in whiskey or spirits, or in brownies, smoothies and chocolate confections.

Note: I tasted these first (by themselves) and also used some to make an (unbaked) cocoa nib confection with them (with coconut oil, finely ground almonds, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt). 

Maker's tasting notes: "Roasted nuts"

Ingredients: Cacao beans

Allergen-related information: (None listed on package, but the following information was included in the item description on the Exquisito Chocolates website: "Cacao processed in a facility that also processes milk, peanuts, tree nuts and wheat.")

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