You know what’s cool about receiving PR when you have a food blog? They usually follow up with yummy stuff!
I was contacted by the company Sweetriot and given a sample pack of their chocolate covered cocoa nibs. Fun to play with and nibble on, the nibs come in a variety of chocolates (50%, 65%, and 70%) and in cool art covered tins.
Very thoughtfully designed, the tins are covered with art, and contain a fortune in addition to containing their chocolate covered nibs. Looking like brown Nerds, but a decidely more grown-up flavor, there was a surprisingly variety to flavor among the different types of chocolate coating:
- Flavor 50, cocoa nib pieces covered in 50% dark chocolate. Light crunch of the nibs, very nut like in texture. Mild chocolate flavor, with caramel undertones, and a slight coffee like finish of the nib.
- Flavor 65, cocoa nib pieces covered in 65% dark chocolate. Slightly semi-sweet with more of a coffee like roasted flavor.
- Flavor 70, cocoa nib pieces covered in 70% dark chocolate. Similar to the 65%, these nibs were dark, earthy, reminiscent of a full-roast coffee flavor.
Each chocolate variety pulled out a different flavor note of the cocoa nibs, from fruity floral, to roasted and toasty. I was impressed with the range of flavors within these candies. These crunchy delights were great tasty fun to have around. I was thoroughly sad to find my tins empty.
If not available in a local store, these goodies can be purchased on line in a variety of quantities.
Check out SweetRiot’s blog too, for a glimpse of the heart of this company.