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Sweetriot Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs are sold in small tins in
three two varieties, flavor 65 and flavor 70. And as you might suspect, the numbers represent the cacao content in the chocolate coating. Flavor 65 has lighter, naturally fruity notes, while flavor 70 contains an espresso infusion.
Our friend Hannah of Bittersweet gave Flavor 65 a trial, and had the following to say:
I poured out the shiny pebbles onto the table, and thought they wouldn’t last ten minutes for lack of substance. Boy, was I ever wrong. Each bite of Intense chocolate had a fruity touch of sweetness followed by hint of bitterness. It all led into that insatiable crunch at the center of the nuggets. These things are just packed with flavor and toothsome texture. They have just the right balance of cocoa and sugar, crunchy and creamy.
The only downside is the high price. But since you do get what you pay for, it’s just an incentive to make those sweet treats last a bit longer.
We also received a review of the Flavor 70 from Rosa Li of Sugar Savvy:
Dark chocolate covered espresso beans are one of my favorite candies, so I thought I’d enjoy SweetRiot’s Flavor 70, roasted cacao nibs covered in 70% dark chocolate with a hint of espresso. And fortunately, I did.
The cacao nibs were smaller and not as crunchy as I imagined. I thought they’d be the size of espresso beans, but they’re much smaller and unevenly sized and shaped. The chocolate covering was dark, glossy, and slightly sweet with a bitter coffee tinge. The nibs are small and softly crunchy (if that makes any sense). Unlike roasted espresso beans, they don’t get gritty and stuck in your teeth, which is nice.
I also like the decorative tin the nibs come in. It’s great for slipping in your purse or pocket for a quick chocolate fix. And the tiny size of the nibs forces me to slow down and really savor the chocolate.
I love the taste and packaging of the SweetRiot nibs. My only issue is the price. But I’m going to hang onto my tin for refilling, in the hopes that SweetRiot will someday sell their nibs in more affordable little bags or tubs.
The Facts on Sweetriot Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
Certifications: The sweetriot website says these products are non-gmo and kosher, but we didn’t note any certifications for sweetriot Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, sweetriot Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the sweetriot website at sweetriot.com.