Vitacost Whole Food Organic Cacao Nibs - Non-GMO -- 16 oz (454 g)
Best chocolate taste and consistency
I had been using a very popular, organic brand for a year before I tried Vitacost's version. These are, by far, superior tasting to the popular brand and almost 60% cheaper, AND they're organic!. Vitacost's cacao nibs have a much better flavor (they really taste like chocolate!) than the other brand and I like the consistency better. I now order two at time to make sure I don't run out as I'll never go back to the expensive, health-store options.
August 18, 2014
THIS is the chocolate that has the nutrients
Chocolate companies have been trying to cash in on the health benefits of dark chocolate for a few years now. Truth is, the health benefits of a Hershey's Dark, or a Trader Joe's 85% cocoa bar are negligible due to the processing on top of processing after roasting and cooking, etc, etc. By that time the benefits are just about gone. Cacao Nibs on the other hand are where the benefits start. This have a crunchy, bitter yet rich taste of strong cocoa flavor, but not bitter in the same way as unsweetened bakers chocolate. You can't just cook these down into chocolate syrup though, but there are many uses. I have blended them up into shake style smoothies lending the drink a chocolate chip ice-cream sort of taste and texture, mixed them into trail mix, granola cereal, and even stir them into yogurt. I just nibble on them right out of the bag too. Another great product from VitaCost.
August 5, 2014
These are great
I have started using these in my black bean fudge brownies, mixing with fruit and yogurt, and the best yet is using in trail mix instead of m&ms. They don't melt and are so much better! Great flavor, nice crunch.
July 20, 2014
Vitacost Whole Food Organic Cacao Nibs - Non-GMO
I use cacao nibs for my chia pudding. These nibs are gritty like there is gravel in them or it's bark of a tree. The flavor is good but I don't like the grit. I would not order them again.
July 3, 2014
I bought these because they are needed for a lot of smoothie recipes in my new book, Superfood Smoothies. I absolutely love them! They add great chocolate flavor without all the extra sugar and preservatives in chocolate. Also great to sprinkle on smoothies after you blend them for some crunch.
June 29, 2014