Cacao Nibs

8 oz bag

Retail Price: $10.85

Our Price: $7.45 (Save 31%)

8 oz bag

Why You’ll Love It

Chocoholics, if you haven't tried cacao nibs yet, you're missing out. Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs are peeled and crumbled cacao beans, and taste like crunchier dark chocolate chips. They're a great source of antioxidants, iron, and magnesium, without any sugar. Try them on top of ice cream, mixed into oatmeal, tossed into trail mix, or alone.
SKU: 858847000680

About This Brand

Navitas Naturals is a family-owned green business headquartered in Marin County, California. We specialize in organic superfoods from around the world, and we strive to be the industry leader in this fast-growing category. Our mission is to provide premium functional foods that increase energy and promote health. We make it easy for people to experience optimal whole food nutrition.
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Certified organic cacao (Theobroma cacao)

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Serving Size 1 tsp (3g) Servings Per Container About 76

Amount Per Serving

Calories 20 Calories from Fat 15

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Reviews For Cacao Nibs

Based on 26 Reviews

Cacao nibs

These are great. They're pretty potent so a little goes a long way. I love the crunch and taste.

- Cynthia


these are gross! horrible tasting.

- Jennifer


I love these things. I use them in place of chocolate chips. cause my body now hate sugar . I put them on and in all kinds of things. thank you so much for making them.

- tamara

Cacao Nibs

They do not taste good right out of the bag. Where can I get some recipes for us to use?

- Thrive User

Superior Taste

The best tasting Cacao Nibs I have ever had. They are high quality, full of anti-oxidants and taste great! I love the texture for adding a little crunch to my morning smoothie.

- Pamela

Cacao Nibs

My husband who is a diabetic loves chocolate. These nibs are a healthy and delicious way for him to enjoy chocolate and not worry about sugar.

- Jo-Ann Brightman


I love these for my smoothies! They make me feel like I'm eating a treat:))

- Brooke


They seem more like pieces of cracked nuts. No taste to them but they are as natural as it gets. I did try to eat them by themselves and yuck. I did put them in stuff and they were pretty good.

- Wydalis

Yum - paleo nutella!

Ground in a coffee grinder, added to almond butter with a little sea-salt, vanilla, and a dash of maple syrup (or erythritol, or stevia) you have something delicious. I like it better than chocolate - it definitely saved me from succumbing.

The nibs are bitter, almost like eating a coffee bean, but more floral and less acid.

I bought these because of research I read on pubmed about cacao polyphenols improving skin elasticity. I trust the Navitas brand.

- Lena

Love It!

Put this in my Coconut Milk Yogurt! Absolutely yummy!

- Crafty

Not good!

Oh what a horrible surprise these nibs were. Probably one of the most unpleasant tastes I've ever encountered!

- Kelly

Not too tasty

This product is not gonna fix your chocolate cravings. I'm not quite sure how to describe it but it's very dry (so have water handy) and it has what tastes like shell/hull/husk in it that takes away from the natural cocoa/chocolate taste.

- Paul


good raw cacao nibs, large bag.

- stef

Great with Coffee!

I make fancy coffees every morning with my espresso machine (spoiled, I know) and add a little of cacao on top of it for a rich flavor. I prefer this over syrups because the flavor is more authentic.

I love that this cacao is certified organic and non-GMO. Sometime, if I am feeling way out there, I add a little cinnamon and vanilla power to enhance my coffee experience. The only reason it is not getting 5 stars is the fact that sometimes its a little to bitter. Really depends on my mood though.

- Gladys Dixon

Delicious sub for chocolate cravings

I sprinkle this on a banana with almond butter and it is the perfect snack!

- Deni

Love these!

I put them on everything! Smoothies, yogurt, salads. I love the raw bitter flavor. They are a great no-sugar alternative to real chocolate, especially since my dad has diabetes.

- Stefanie

A snack you can feel good about

Although I wish cacao nibs tasted more like chocolate I still like them. It's a great source of fiber and even antioxidants.

I use my cacao nibs for many of the same things you'd use chocolate chips for. I don't usually eat them alone, but I found they do taste great thrown in my ice cream or smoothies.

- Jess Kilmer

It's not chocolate...

... but you'll be fooled.

I love cacao nibs. I like that I can order great items like this from Thrive Market and they show me right on the page what is in it and what isn't. I am gluten free and I am tired of reading labels. I feel so safe shopping here.

Cacao nibs are great mixed in smoothies and baked goods, or alone.

- Brittni

Great with trail mix

I love these cacao nibs, but instead of eating them alone I mix them in with my trail mixes. I also use them for other things when I am baking.

Cacao nibs make a great healthy replacement for chocolate chips and the kids love them. I wish I could find a recipe using them in fudge!

- Amanda Barriantes

Saving My Diet

These are my diet SAVIOR! The first thing you need to understand is that they don't taste like milk or dark chocolate. They definitely taste like cacao, but it fulfills my chocolate craving in the same way. The second thing that you need to know is that it's a delicious and healthier alternative to chocolate, and they even have some amazing fiber to them.

I've been keeping these in the kitchen in a simple resealable bowl. When I go into the kitchen "looking" for food without a purpose, I eat one of these nibs then sit back down. The nibs make me feel like I had my "snack" while I'm not eating a ton of calories and still having something fulfilling. It's really a great trade-off.

- Patty_Loves_Cakes

A decent alternative

Since I am a dark chocolate fan, complaints about the bitterness of cacao nibs has never turned me off. I don't think they are as good as the real thing, but they make a great chocolate-like snack that isn't packed with sugar.

I actually like to mix my cacao nibs in with ice cream. I also have been known to use them in place of chocolate chips when making cookies. Many don't even notice the difference.

- Gretchen Tran

I loved it.

I am a sweet tooth and I am also on a diet so when I heard about this cacao nibs, I went and tried it for myself. I loved it. At first the smell was kinda off but you get used to it actually. Cacao nibs is like dark chocolate but with better benefits and without the sugar.

- Jerome Caldwell

Too bitter to be great

I've got a pretty good palate, and I'm not scared to try exotic food. So buying a pouch of cacao nibs isn't out of my wheelhouse exactly, although I was surprised at how nervous I was before I popped these into my mouth. It's almost as if I knew they were destined to disappoint.

I wouldn't say the taste is horrible, in fact it's tolerable, but the nibs are really bitter and they leave an aftertaste. You really need to use these as a topping to get the best use of them, but I'm no sure the price justifies what you get in return.

- Randall Hollins

Five Star chocolate

As a reformed chocaholic, I'm always looking for something I can eat without the first ingredient listed being sugar. I've tried Navitas Naturals cacao beans before and liked them, so I figured the nibs might be good too.

I wasn't far off the mark as the nibs are perfect way not to go overboard with chocolate, yet still get the full-bodied flavor of raw chocolate beans with no added sugar.

- Rowena Harwood

Wonderful Taste

These nibs are super crunchy and have a fantastic taste that does have a slight bitter edge. If you want to cut some of that bitterness, sprinkle the nibs over a healthy dessert like a fruit bowl for a change of pace.

Navitas takes care not to put anything inside a pouch but the nibs, which are derived from raw chocolate so there's no artificial sugar to spike your blood. A great way to stay involved with chocolate without all the guilt.

- Ronald H.

Chocolate Superfood!

I've pretty much cut all chocolate out of my diet because I was eating too much sugar and my doctor warned me I was teetering on the edge of diabetes. But I still have a sweet tooth, so these nibs come in very handy.

They have a rich chocolate taste that's wonderful when used in healthy smoothies, on top of almond milk ice cream, or even sprinkled on Greek yogurt. I don't feel guilty crunching on these nibs, knowing they're packed with antioxidants and have no added sugar.

- Regina Hammond

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