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Organic Raw Cacao (Theobroma Cacao Rio Arriba)
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Reviews For Raw Cacao Nibs
Based on 18 Reviews
Good Price yet Stones...
Great price for the amount in the pouch. Tastes great except for a few little stones / pieces of dirt.
Excellent product and a great bargain. Would definitely buy again.
This was my first time trying cacao nibs. I was surprised by the complexity of the flavor. Especially the sort of "liquor" taste that I was able to pick up. I mixed them into a little bit of raw honey and coconut oil and found it a delightful replacement for my chocolate habit. Can't wait to bake with it. This may seem expensive upfront, but if you're like me and are using this to ween yourself off processed chocolate, it may save you money in the long run. A little bit is very satisfying, and of course far more nutrient dense than sugary milk chocolate!
These nibs are awesome! I use them in my homemade protein bars to satisfy my chocolate craving and they are much healthier for me than chocolate chips!
Nature's Chocolate Chunks
I wanted to second the other reviews that said that these were "coarse." These are like the "chocolate chunks" of the cacao nib world, since they are in much bigger pieces than other cacao nibs I have bought in the past. In the future, I will probably stick to other brands for nibs. I loved this company's cacao powder, though!
For the most part this product is okay...that is if you don't mind taking a bite and finding wood-like chunks in it. The first couple of times I didn't think much about it but the whole bag has been like this. This is the first time I've tried it so I'm not sure if I just got a bad batch. Other than that, the product is fine.
I would have spent 25.00+ at the local health food store for the same product.
I am not a chocolate lover but Nibs are a great munchie
Just wash them down with a cup of green tea or put them in your warm turmeric milk. The quality is great, bit they are more bitter than some I have bought locally. I like the larger chunks. There are also more "chaf" flakes/pieces, so watch your teeth and don't break a tooth on the harder pieces.
Good value on the sale price.
I take these as a snack to work with almonds... They're nothing like chocolate, quite bitter, but I really like them.
I was reluctant to order this product when I read that someone said they were moldy, but they are FABULOUS!!! I can even eat them raw.
I figured I would give this brand a shot since it was a bit more affordable than the rest, and I'm glad I made the switch! Very fresh and still has that strong cacao taste. Great topping for yogurts and shakes!
I am addicted
I eat a lot of organic cacao nibs - I think because it is raw chocolate the "feel good" factor is real. In addition, I like the benefits of the magnesium, fiber and that they are heart healthy. I eat them alone as a snack and also stir in smoothies and drinks. I make chia pudding with chia seeds, flax milk, cacao nibs and cocoa.
Some of the nibs taste moldy
I don't have any problems with the flavor, as other reviewers mentioned, but many in the bag are clearly rancid or moldy. I didn't send them back to Thrive because it's too much trouble. I'm still eating them, as the majority are good, but when I taste a bad one, I just spit it out. Sorry, TMI! But I definitely won't buy this brand again. I also got their cacao powder, and that is very good.
Better Combined with Sweets
These Raw Caraco Nibs are a bit bitter. They are best combined with something sweet. If adding to cookies or cake, grind them up to a powder with a small amount of regular or brown sugar. Unless you like bitter chocolate!
- Larry Ash
Great for Baking
I don't believe I ever tried Cacao chocolate before. I thought chocolate was chocolate. Was I wrong! These Raw Caraco Nibs are a delicious, deep chocolate like I've never tasted before. I use them in smoothies and shakes, and ground to a powder for cookies and cakes. So yummy, so healthy!
- Adam Burnett
We have been using a tablespoon in our smoothies or banana "ice cream" for added chocolate taste & nutritional boost. Great way to get some chocolate flavor without added sugar.
I found these to be a little coarse compared to some other brands. I like them as I snack on them with trail mix and the largest size is easier to eat.
These are not as I expected, but they could be used in place of nuts in a recipe. My husband doesn't care for them because they are quite bitter. If you add them to something sweet then they are pretty tasty! Just gotta useem in the right way or grind them into a powder.
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