Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Simply Super Organic Superfoods - Organic Cacao Nibs - May 17, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Simply Super Organic Superfoods
Organic Cacao Nibs
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) in total package 
Calories: 180 calories in 3 Tablespoons (28 g.)
Cost: $ missing information
Purchased from: missing information

Welcome to Day #12 of Chocolate, Nuts and Nibs Theme Week, and Day #1 of Chocolate and the Sea Theme Week. Ahoy! The Research Vessel "Chocolate Banquet" is now underway with some nuts, nibs and galley-assembled cacao treasures.

Today's Simply Super Organic Superfoods, Organic Cacao Nibs were distributed by OMG! Food Company LLC (Rancho Dominguez, CA).

I tried some of these organic cacao nibs, by themselves, first. 

Most, however, were used to make four small dark chocolate sea stars (one with cacao nibs, two with nibs and sea salt, one with nibs and kelp seasoning*), to kick off Chocolate and The Sea Theme Week. These chocolates were floating on a frozen "sea" of Tillamook Salted Caramel Frozen Custard, topped with a trail of roasted nut flotsam and jetsam.

First, the nibs...

These nibs had a complex, intriguing aroma and flavor with sweet tree sap (maple), green (tea), coffee, vaguely fruit-floral (light citrus, orange blossom) and chocolate (brownie) notes. The nibs had a satisfying crunchy texture.

The chocolate sea stars that incorporated these nibs as well as some sea salt (and one with kelp seasoning and sea salt) were enjoyable as well.

Ingredients for Cacao Nibs: Organic cacao nibs

Allergen-related information: (None listed on package.)

*Barnacle Foods Alaskan "Everything" Kelp Seasoning blend ingredients: Onion, garlic,  sesame seed, Alaskan kelp, and Kosher salt, poppy seed. 

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