Sweetriot Cocoa Nibs

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sweet Riot Cocoa NibsYou 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:

Sweet Riot Cocoa Nibs

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.


posted June 12th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

wow, i’ve always seen cacao nibs but never knew what you do with them. So what exactly do they taste like?

    plain and on their own they taste:

    - fruity, bitter, floral, with a tiny hint of chocolate like flavor. Their flavor, particularly when roasted, can remind one of eating coffee beans.

    Having the chocolate coating on the bits really alters their flavor.

    I’ve seen a number of recipes that toss them into cookies for crunch , or steep them in cream for flavour.


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