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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.


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

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

  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.

  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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