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Friday, April 8, 2016

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs

Chocolate nerds.

That's a good way to describe these. But they're not sweet milk chocolate nerds. They're rich and dark. From the moment you open the bag, there's a heavy dark chocolatey, almost coffee-esque aroma that hits you. And they taste like that, too.

Sonia likes their crunchiness and is eager to try them in baked goods. She thinks they'd make a great additive to pancakes or muffins. I totally agree. They'd also make an excellent ice cream topping. I think they'd be perfect for making plain vanilla a little more exciting, but you chocoholics might want to try the whole chocolate on chocolate thing.


They're also good just straight out of the bag—maybe for a nice little shot of caffeine and sugar to top off your lunch. Resealable bag, $1.99. Many of you know I'm not really a dark chocolate guy, but I'll easily muster three and a half stars for this little novelty. Sonia will throw out four this time.

Bottom line: 7.5 out of 10.

6 comments:

  1. These would be ideal in cookies. Swap out chocolate chips.

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    1. Good idea! I've been buying these at Whole Foods and putting them onto ignite chocolate in smores for a crunch!

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  2. I bought some TJ's Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits at lunch today. Little. Bites. of. Heaven! "sweet crunchy nuts, smooth dark (60%) chocolate and hint of fleur de sel" Don't buy it if you lack self control. I seriously regret opening this bag.

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  3. I used to buy these regularly at the TJs checkout in 1 ounce increments (I just pulled out one of the cute little tins I saved because, er, crafts) for about the same price - so this pleases me greatly. (The product is slightly different from what was in the tins but essentially seems to match up well.)

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